- Are Avapro and Aceon the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Avapro?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Aceon?
- What Is Avapro?
- What Is Aceon?
- What Drugs Interact with Avapro?
- What Drugs Interact with Aceon?
- How Should Avapro Be Taken?
- How Should Aceon Be Taken?
Are Avapro and Aceon the Same Thing?
Aceon is indicated for the treatment of patients with stable coronary artery disease to reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality or heart attack (myocardial infarction). Aceon may be used alone or given with other classes of antihypertensives, especially thiazide diuretics.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Avapro?
Common side effects of Avapro include:
- lightheadedness, or
- upset stomach as your body adjusts to the medication, as well as
- heartburn, or
What Are Possible Side Effects of Aceon?
Common side effects of Aceon include:
- back pain,
- decreased sexual ability, or
- urinating more or less than usual, or not at all.
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Aceon including:
- symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow or irregular heartbeat),
- fast heartbeat,
- signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat),
- numbness/tingling/swelling of the hands or feet, or
- chest pain.
What Is Avapro?
Avapro (irbesartan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Avapro is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications. Avapro is also used to treat kidney problems caused by type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes.
What Is Aceon?
Aceon (perindopril erbumine) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with stable coronary artery disease to reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality or heart attack (myocardial infarction). Aceon may be used alone or given with other classes of antihypertensives, especially thiazide diuretics.
What Drugs Interact With Avapro?
What Drugs Interact With Aceon?
Aceon may interact with gold injections, lithium, nonsteroidal antiiinflamatory drugs (NSAIDs), potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Acoen could cause birth defects in the baby if taken during pregnancy.
How Should Avapro Be Taken?
To treat hypertension the recommended starting dose of Avapro is 150 mg once daily. Patients requiring further reduction in blood pressure should be adjusted to 300 mg once daily. To treat nephropathy in type 2 diabetic patients, the recommended target maintenance dose is 300 mg once daily. Avapro may interact with diuretics (water pills), digoxin, or blood thinners. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Avapro is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk for harm to the fetus. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Aceon Be Taken?
Aceon is taken orally in tablet form. The usual recommended initial daily dosage of Aceon is 4 mg daily.
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