Perindopril is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes heart attacks and kidney problems. This medication is also used to prevent heart attacks in people with a certain type of heart disease (stable coronary artery disease). Perindopril belongs to a class of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Dizziness lightheadedness or tiredness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Dry cough may also occur. If any of these effects last or get worse tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people u