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Apo-Perindopril

(perindopril)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02289296 APO-PERINDOPRIL 8MG TABLET

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How does Apo-Perindopril work? What will it do for me?

Perindopril belongs to the class of medications called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is used to treat high blood pressure. It helps to control blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. Perindopril may be used alone or in combination with other medications that reduce blood pressure, especially thiazide diuretics (water pills).

Perindopril is also used to treat mild to moderate congestive heart failure in combination with other medications such as diuretics and digoxin. It may also be used to decrease the risk of further cardiac (heart) events after a recent heart attack or for people with coronary artery disease.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Apo-Perindopril?

To treat high blood pressure, the usual dose of perindopril ranges from 4 mg to 8 mg daily taken in 1 dose or in 2 divided doses. Perindopril may be used alone or in combination with other medications to reduce blood pressure.

When used to treat congestive heart failure, the starting dose of perindopril is 2 mg. It may then be increased depending on the effect of the medication and side effects.

For best results, the tablets should be taken before a meal and on an empty stomach. Once-daily doses should be taken in the morning before breakfast. Seniors and people with kidney disease may require smaller doses.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by the doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Apo-Perindopril come in?

Each mottled green, round, biconvex tablet, engraved "APO" on one side and "PE8" on the other side, contains 8 mg of perindopril erbumine. Nonmedicinal ingredients: anhydrous lactose, FD&C Blue No. 2, magnesium stearate, and yellow ferric oxide.

Who should NOT take Apo-Perindopril?

Perindopril should not be taken by anyone who:

  • is allergic to perindopril or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • is pregnant or is planning to become pregnant
  • has had angioedema (a serious allergic reaction which causes the area around the throat and tongue to swell) after taking any other ACE inhibitors (e.g., captopril, enalapril, ramipril)

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