What is Perindopril?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Coversyl Prexum Aceon Show all

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See also: Amlodipine-perindopril Coveram Coversyl Plus Perindopril and indapamide

Perindopril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to prevent heart attack in people with coronary artery disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 40 21
High blood pressure (hypertension) 40 21
Diabetes type 2 5 0
Cardiomyopathy 1 0
Chest pain 1 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 5
Mild 5
None 29

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Perindopril

Side effect Patients Percentage
Heart palpitations 2
Constipation 1
Diarrhea 1
Dizziness 1
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1
Dry cough 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Perindopril

Dosage Patients Percentage
4 mg daily 3
8 mg daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Perindopril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 5
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Perindopril

Duration

Currently taking Perindopril

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Perindopril

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 38
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 35
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 7
Not specified 30

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Perindopril after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Diltiazem (Cartia XT) 1
hydrochlorothiazide-irbesartan (Avalide) 1
Perindopril and indapamide (Coversyl Plus) 1

Patients stopped taking Perindopril and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Candesartan (Atacand) 1
Sacubitril-Valsartan (Entresto) 1
Verapamil (Verapamil ER) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Perindopril.