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When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take perindopril include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day.
 
  • You can take perindopril with or without food.
 
  • Perindopril should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
 
  • If you have difficulty taking the tablet, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider about a different form of perindopril.
 
  • For perindopril to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing Information

The dose of perindopril your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Perindopril Dosing for more information.)
 

Perindopril Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with perindopril. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. If they do occur, side effects are often minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
The most common side effects include:
 
(Click Side Effects of Perindopril to learn more, including serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 
You can also read about other possible side effects by clicking the following eMedTV links:
 
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