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Aceon and Weight Gain

Some side effects may develop with the use of Aceon, and weight gain has been reported. However, this is not a documented problem in clinical trials. If you are taking Aceon and weight gain occurs, because this is most likely not related to the medication, things you can try include eating a heart healthy diet, exercising regularly, and limiting your alcohol intake.

Does Aceon Cause Weight Gain?

There are a number of possible side effects with Aceon® (perindopril erbumine). Gradual weight gain, however, does not appear to be one of them. This data comes from clinical trials where Aceon was studied extensively and side effects were documented.

Understanding Clinical Trials

Before medicines are approved, they must go through several clinical studies, where thousands of people are given a particular medicine and compared to a group of people not given the medicine. In these studies, side effects are always documented. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
Side effects are then usually separated into those that occur in more than 1 percent of people and those that occur in less than 1 percent of people. For people taking Aceon, gradual weight gain was not reported as either a common or rare side effect.

Suggestions for Weight Gain With Aceon

If you notice weight gain while taking Aceon, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include:
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet. This diet should include:
    • Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
    • Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
    • Limited amounts of saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars.
  • Engage in regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
  • Limit your intake of alcohol.
Also, if you are noticing a weight gain with Aceon, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can give you other suggestions for dealing with any weight gain. If the weight gain continues, he or she may also recommend other lifestyle choices or possibly switching to another blood pressure medicine.
(Click BMI Calculator to see if your current weight is within a healthy range.)
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