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The most common side effects of Aceon include a cough, back pain, and upper respiratory infection. Other less common problems may include depression, increased blood potassium levels, and allergic reactions. Some side effects can be quite serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and stomach pain (with or without vomiting).
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Aceon® (perindopril erbumine). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are generally minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Approximately 6.5 percent of people stop taking Aceon because of side effects.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Aceon. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Aceon side effects with you.)
Aceon has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide being evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common Aceon side effects included:
- Cough -- up to 12 percent
- Back pain -- up to 5.8 percent
- Upper respiratory infection, such as the flu or common cold -- up to 3.1 percent.
Other side effects (occurring in more than 1 percent of people) include but are not limited to:
- Increased blood potassium levels
- High liver enzymes in the blood
- Heart palpitations
- Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia)
- Depression (see Depression and Aceon)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Sexual side effects.