Side Effects of Perindopril
Many potential perindopril side effects may develop during the treatment process, including cough, back pain, and upper respiratory infection. Other problems that were reported rarely and may or may not be caused by perindopril include heart attack, kidney stones, and gout. If you experience unexplained swelling of the head, neck, or hands and feet, notify your healthcare provider right away.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with perindopril (Aceon®). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, they are generally minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Approximately 6.5 percent of people in clinical studies stopped taking perindopril because of side effects.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible perindopril side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Some side effects of perindopril should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
- Unexplained swelling of the hands and/or feet
- Unexplained skin rash
- Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells
- Stomach pain, with or without vomiting
- Decrease in the amount of urine produced.