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CAS Registry Number 107133-36-8
Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including:
allergies (especially drug allergies), kidney problems, liver problems,
heart or blood vessel diseases, history of angioedema, diabetes. Consult
your doctor before using salt substitutes or low salt products. To avoid
dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position,
get up slowly. Limit your intake of alcohol and use caution when exercising
or during hot weather as these can aggravate dizziness and lightheadedness.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during the first
three months of pregnancy. It is not recommended for use during the last six
months of pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is
not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before
breast-feeding. Extreme caution is advised if this drug is used in children.
Caution is advised if this drug is used in the elderly.
Before taking perindopril,
* tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to perindopril,
benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril
(Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), quinapril (Accupril),
ramipril (Altace), trandolapril (Mavik), or any other medications.
* tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription
medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are
taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: cyclosporine (Neoral,
Sandimmune), diuretics ('water pills'), heparin, indomethacin (Indocin),
lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid), and potassium supplements (K-Dur, Klor-Con,
others). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or
monitor you carefully for side effects.
* tell your doctor if you are on dialysis and if have or have ever had heart
failure; lupus (SLE); scleroderma; diabetes; swelling of the face, throat,
tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, and/or lower legs (angioedema); or
kidney or liver disease.
* tell your doctor if you plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
* you should know that diarrhea, vomiting, not drinking enough fluids, and
sweating a lot can cause a drop in blood pressure, which may cause
lightheadedness and fainting.