Capoten vs. Aceon

Are Capoten and Aceon the Same Thing?

Capoten (captopril) and Aceon (perindopril erbumine) are angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure.

Capoten is also used to treat heart failure, and to prevent kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes.

Aceon is also used to treat patients with stable coronary artery disease to reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality or heart attack (myocardial infarction).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Capoten?

Common side effects of Capoten include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Aceon?

Common side effects of Aceon include:

  • lightheadedness,
  • fainting,
  • dizziness,
  • back pain,
  • cough,
  • headache,
  • tiredness,
  • 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,
  • fainting,
  • signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat),
  • numbness/tingling/swelling of the hands or feet, or
  • chest pain.

What Is Capoten?

Capoten (captopril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor prescribed for treating high blood pressure, heart failure, and for preventing kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes. Capoten is available as a generic drug.

What Is Aceon?

Aceon (bisoprolol fumarate) is a type of antihypertensive drug called a beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent (beta blocker) used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Aceon is available in generic form.

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What Drugs Interact With Capoten?

Capoten may interact with gold injections, lithium, potassium supplements, salt substitutes that contain potassium, drugs that can dilate blood vessels, aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Aceon?

Aceon may interact with gold injections, lithium, nonsteroidal anti-inflamatory 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 Capoten Be Taken?

Capoten dose ranges from 25-150 mg two or three times daily.

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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References

FDA. Capoten Product Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/018343s084lbl.pdf
FDA. Aceon Product Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/020184s017lbl.pdf

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