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Perindopril Alcohol Interaction

Perindopril Alcohol

Perindopril is the generic name given to a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and also to prevent heart attack in those with coronary artery disease. There are also other uses for Aceon for which your physician can explain.

Aceon and alcohol should not be taken together as it can further lower your blood pressure and could increase any side effects. Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements unless advised to do so by your physician.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.

I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.

Aceon should not be used if you are pregnant as birth defects in the baby could occur.

Do not take Aceon if you are allergic to any other ACE inhibitor or if you suffer from kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes or a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogrens syndrome, lupus, sclerderma or rheumatoid arthritis.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are cough, stuffy nose, muscle or joint pain, rash, itching or flaky skin, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, sleep problems, diarrhea or upset stomach. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are hives, severe stomach pain, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, feeling light headed, fainting, frequent urination, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptons, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, tiredness, muscle weakness uneven heart beats, blisters in your mouth or on your skin, swelling, rapid weight gain, chest pain or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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