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Aceon Side Effects and Special Warnings 

Aceon side effects cannot really be anticipated, but if any occur or change in frequency or intensity you should talk to your doctor immediately.  Many of the Aceon side effects may be mild and may disappear as your therapy with this high blood pressure medicine continues.  Only your doctor can decide if you should continue taking this medicine if your side effects continue. 

Your Aceon side effects may include... 

Weakness, upper respiratory infection, sore throat, nasal inflammation, lightheadedness, leg pain, headache, dizziness and cough 

Are there any other circumstances which preclude the use of Aceon? 

If you have ever had an allergic reaction to Aceon you should notify your doctor immediately and may need to discontinue its use.  Also, you should probably not take Aceon if you have had any allergic reactions to other ace inhibitors. 

Special warnings in addition to the Aceon side effects: 

As previously noted, if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Aceon which may include swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, or swollen arms and legs, difficulty swallowing or breathing, you should stop taking this high blood pressure medicine immediately and contact your doctor.  There's also a chance you may require emergency treatment. 

Contact your doctor if you develop any abdominal pain with or without nausea and vomiting.  Aceon in addition to other ace inhibitors has also been known to cause intestinal swelling. 

Some of the previously noted Aceon side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, seem to appear in the first few days of treatment with this medicine.  As always, you should contact your physician immediately.  You should not drive or participate in any hazardous activities until you know exactly how your body reacts to Aceon.  Immediately contact your doctor and quit taking this medicine if you actually faint. 

This medicine has been known to cause abnormally low blood pressure, which seems to be especially true if your body is low in fluids.  This may actually be more of a problem if you are also taking diuretics or suffer from diarrhea, vomiting or profuse sweating.  Immediately contact your physician if you show any signs of fluid depletion such as weakness or unusual thirst, dry mouth, confusion, restlessness or reduced urination. 

Aceon has been known to cause damage to the kidneys.  After this medication is prescribed, your doctor will usually perform a complete assessment of your kidneys, and will continue to monitor their functioning afterwords.  You should always use this drug with caution, but especially if you have kidney disease.  If you have congestive heart failure or circulatory problems, the doctor will also take special precautions. 

The potassium level of your body may increase occasionally when taking this medication. Your doctor should approve the use of potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium if they are needed. If any signs of infection occur such as fever or sore throat, you need to contact your doctor immediately, or if you develop a persistent, dry cough.  These side effects of Aceon may actually disappear if the doctor switches you to another medicine. 

Liver damage is a rare Aceon side effect which may sometimes occur.  If you develop any signs of liver damage such as yellowish skin and eyes, you should stop taking this medicine immediately and contact your physician. 

Aceon side effects may also occur in relation to a severe allergic reaction when receiving bee or wasp venom to prevent a strong allergic reaction to a sting.  You should obviously make sure your allergist knows you're taking this medicine.  You should always let your physician or dentist know all of the medications you take even if you have not noticed any of the previously noted Aceon side effects.

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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