Common Brands Aceon (brand name no longer available)
Drug Class
ACE inhibitor
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Prescription only
Allison Barnes, PharmD
Allison Barnes, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Allison Barnes, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023


Aceon, also known by its generic name perindopril, is a medication classified as an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. This pharmaceutical agent is widely prescribed to manage various cardiovascular conditions, exerting its therapeutic effects by influencing the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.

Understanding the Mechanism of Action

Aceon operates by inhibiting the ACE enzyme, a critical component of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This system plays a pivotal role in regulating blood pressure and fluid balance within the body. 

By blocking ACE, Aceon reduces the production of angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor, and promotes the dilation of blood vessels. This dual action leads to lowered blood pressure, enhanced blood flow, and decreased cardiac workload.

Forms and Availability

Aceon is available in various formulations, including tablets and oral solutions, allowing healthcare providers to tailor treatment to individual patient needs. The medication is typically prescribed in different strengths, facilitating precise dosage adjustments.

Brands and Generic Equivalents

While Aceon is a well-known brand, perindopril is also available in generic forms. Patients may encounter different brand names, depending on their location and the pharmaceutical manufacturer. 

Understanding these variations is essential for both healthcare providers and patients to ensure accurate prescribing and usage.



Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation