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) 37 17
Diabetes type 2 5 0
Cardiomyopathy 1 0
Chest pain 1 3

Show all 9 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 5
Mild 5
None 25

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Perindopril

Side effect Patients
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
8 mg daily 7
4 mg daily 2
5 mg daily 2
10 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Perindopril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 5
Doctor's advice 4
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Perindopril

Duration

Currently taking Perindopril

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Perindopril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 34
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 5
Not specified 28

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Perindopril after stopping:

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

Patients stopped taking Perindopril and switched to:

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