Perindopril Dosing

For those who are initially beginning high blood pressure treatment with perindopril, dosing recommendations typically start at 4 mg once a day. Depending on your reaction to the drug, your healthcare provider may choose to alter your dosage after several weeks. Generally, normal perindopril dosing is 4 mg to 8 mg daily, taken in a single dose or as two smaller doses.

Perindopril Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of perindopril (Aceon®) that 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 currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Perindopril Dosing for Adults

The recommended starting dosage of perindopril for most people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 4 mg a day. Based on the blood pressure response and/or side effects of perindopril, the dosage may be increased or decreased. For most people, the normal daily dose is 4 mg to 8 mg as a single dose or divided into two smaller doses (2 mg to 4 mg twice daily). With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full effects of perindopril on lowering blood pressure.
If you have high blood pressure and are already taking a diuretic (water pill), your physician will most likely instruct you to stop the diuretic before starting perindopril. If you cannot stop the diuretic (for other medical reasons), your healthcare provider may choose to start you on a lower dose of perindopril, such as 5 mg, under close medical supervision.
If you have kidney disease or kidney failure, or if you are over the age of 65, your healthcare provider may start you on a lower perindopril dose.
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