Aceon is commonly prescribed to help control high blood pressure. The medication, which works by blocking the angiotensin-converting enzyme, causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure. The drug comes in tablet form and is available in several strengths. Potential side effects may include back pain, cough, and upper respiratory infections.
Aceon helps to block the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes the blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking this enzyme, the medication causes blood vessels to relax, which can lower blood pressure.
During clinical studies in people taking Aceon, systolic blood pressure decreased on average by 9 to 15 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) and diastolic blood pressure decreased by 5 to 6 mmHg on average. The higher the dose, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Aceon [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline;2013 February.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed December 30, 2009.
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