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Aceon: The high blood pressure medicine of choice? 

Aceon: Why is this high blood pressure medicine prescribed? 

Aceon is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and can be taken alone or in combination with Thiazide diuretics, that are used to purge the body of excess water.  Aceon is a high blood pressure medicine that is from the family of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.  It works by preventing a chemical called angiotensin 1 in your blood from converting into a more potent form that increases salt and water retention in your body.  Aceon is also believed to improve your circulation by increasing your blood flow. 

Some important things to understand about Aceon: 

Like most high blood pressure medicines, you should take Aceon regularly to be effective.  It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medicine as blood pressure declines gradually.  You should continue taking it even if you feel well. Aceon does not cure high blood pressure, it merely helps it to keep under control. 

What are some of the possible food /drug interactions when taking this high blood pressure medication? 

When taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either can be increased, decreased or altered in some other way.  It is especially important for you to check with your doctor before combining Aceon with the following medications: 

  • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)

  • Digoxin (Lanoxin)

  • Diuretics such as Aldactone, diuril, Dyazide, Lasix, and Moduretic

  • Indomethacin (Indocin)

  • Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid, Lithonate)

  • Potassium supplements such as K-Lyte, K-Tab, and Slow-K

Special information to know if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding: 

This high blood pressure medicine may cause injury or death to the developing baby when used during the last six months of pregnancy.  It should be stopped as soon as you become aware that you’re pregnant.  You should contact your physician immediately.  Aceon may appear in breast milk and can affect the nursing infant.  Aceon should always be used with caution if you’re breast-feeding.

Information from The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs 

Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic MA Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate                                      

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