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User Reviews for Perindopril to treat High Blood Pressure

Perindopril has an average rating of 4.5 out of 10 from a total of 32 ratings for the treatment of High Blood Pressure. 28% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 44% reported a negative effect.

Perindopril Rating Summary

4.5/10 average rating

32 ratings from 34 user reviews.

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Reviews for Perindopril

anniek · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 1, 2020

“Was a bit scared to start on perindopril. I always had high-ish blood pressure (140/90) but recently, health issues + anxiety (and taking too many Advil and Sudafed) made my BP climb to 190/110! I was put on Perindopril 8 mg. The first couple of weeks, my BP was all over the place, from really high to really low. At week 3, it stablized to about 135/80. For me, this drug has been very effective, and so far I don't have much side effects... A little dizzy at times, headaches, and once in a while, heart fluttering for a second or two. But other than that, the most noticeable side effect is much lower anxiety! I used to often experience physical anxiety - fast heart beat, chest tightness, a sense of dread and unease... And to my surprise, Perindopril has greatly reduced all of these symptoms (my doctor said this wasn't very common in her experience, but could certainly happen). Everyone is different, but I hope it works as well for you as it does for me!”

9 / 10
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Wiggy · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 29, 2021

“I have been taking this medication for several years now which has kept my BP stable. I hadn't found any noticeable side effects until earlier this year, but I now wake up with a feeling like there is something in the back of my throat when I swallow, I have a blocked nose which turns drippy as the morning goes on, plus occasional sneezing and a dry cough. I have checked online and apparently cold symptoms are quite common, don't know why they have taken so long to appear though.”

8 / 10
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dobrmum · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 28, 2020

“In 5 months this drug has caused 50% of my hair to fall out. No where is this noted as a side effect. Apparently there was a study done in a Polish Uni, where rats had the same issue as I did and it showed toxicity in the hair follicles and caused drug induced alopecia, but I guess it’s ok for us to take with no warnings?”

1 / 10
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Hazmat · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 28, 2020

“I have been on perindopril 4mg for 3 months now, and since then my BP has increased to higher levels that I have never seen before. Due to corona virus I do not want to go to the hospital. My doctor has advised me to double the dose to 8mg and will call back in a week. But since then my BP has remained the same at 154/110 and has not come down. I have trouble sleeping, have headaches, unusual tiredness....I need to get off this med before it finisheds me...”

1 / 10
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Macdonald87 · Taken for 10 years or more May 27, 2021

“I have been on perindapril for years now and they are not effective at all I've had them mixed with amlodipine which just made my ankles swell. Still my blood pressure never came down it reaches levels so high I've been hospitalised I have requested a medical to sort something out and nothing has happened I really don't know where to go from here. Mrs Graham”

1 / 10
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forsakent · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 3, 2017

“Taking perindoprill 4mg for over 2 years my blood pressure went down from 190/130 to 130/85 in couple of days. But now after so long time taking the medication I am starting to feel something is not right as I have muscle pain, dizzines, headaches and my heartbeat went down to 50bpm. Maybe is time to change...”

8 / 10
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Bird · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 10, 2020

“I have been on this for high blood pressure for about two years. I have now changed because I can’t handle the effects. I have a very bad dry cough, keeps us up at night and a thirst for water and crave sodium so bad that’s become almost unbearable. Also serious body aches and nose congestion! It works well on my bp but can’t keep taking it anymore.”

2 / 10
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Scooter October 23, 2020

“The cure is worse than the condition. After going on the drug perindopri for a few weeks had terrible back ache. I could hardly walk. I thought I would have to quit my job. Pins and needles in my hands. Strange dreams. Tiredness. Stomach and abdominal ache. My blood pressure was o.k though. After spending a small fortune on physiotherapy and diagnostics I finally worked out it was this drug. Threw it straight in the bin.”

1 / 10
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mudda1967 · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 27, 2021

“I have been on this drug for 4 months now and has recently been put up to 10mg dose and it has not worked to help my blood pressure at all. I'm going to see doctor tomorrow and demand they change this drug. I'm so sick of feeling like rubbish from this drug and worst of all really not helping my BP one bit, so very frustrating”

1 / 10
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HorseRadish · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 22, 2019

“Was given perindopril for hypertension. It has not worked after many days even weeks. Currently taking 15 mg a day. Have read at two well known websites including the British NHS site, that it can take weeks to even have full effect. This is absolutely pointless and anybody with a kidney issue must be very careful as continued high blood pressure without adequate treatment will lead to further degradation of kidney function. Beware also of generic drugs and always insist on the actual brand name of any drug.”

1 / 10
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Len · Taken for 10 years or more December 14, 2018

“On morning 4mg coversyl for 17yrs. 132/78, heart rate 68. I notice now, evening reading elevate to 145/87, bp68. Will continue 4mg mornings but take additional 2 mg in evenings as I believe the 4mg is wearing thin by evening and the 2mg will help overlap and work until morning. Stay tuned.”

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ToNiOZ · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 6, 2017

“Started Coversyl 2.5mg after my readings would show an average 150/95. I took the first dose in the morning and at night when going to bed I got a tachychardia which lasted 3 hours. 150bpm average and it wouldn't stop. Very scary. The first 10 days were horrible, dizziness, lightheaded, hypertension crisis, you name it. Diastolic number went down but not the systolic one. Average reading 145/75. Experienced anxiety and panic disorder. Went to the emergencies because I was feeling very unwell. They increased the dose to Coversyl 5mg. It was even worse and I went to a cardiologist afterwards who switched me to a beta blocker.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 30, 2019

“BP was around 155/95 and was started on 4mg daily of perindopril. Within 8 hours of first tablet BP was lower. First week it was around 115 / 70 and it worked wonders. Now after a month on it I am up to 6mg and taking amildapine (calcium blocker) as well. Bp has also increased to 140/90 at times (usually morning when I am due for next dose). I’m a little less impressed now and will have to review with my doctor. No complications or side effects of note though.”

6 / 10
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aquadur5 · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 13, 2017

“I took Coversyl 8mg for 5 weeks, and finally had to stop. The lightheadness would start about an hour after taking the pill in the morning (about 8:00AM), and would continue for the next 11-12 hours until the drug's effects wore of for that day. Some days, it was so bad I could not drive my car. Also, my appetite decreased, I had a terrible taste in my mouth, and it did NOT control my BP as well as they advertised. Finally, I said goodbye to this tablet and went back to my good old dependable Avapro 300MG, which I taken for 8 years before my cardiologist convinced me to go to Coversyl. What a mistake.”

2 / 10
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Esbe April 11, 2014

“This worked well controlling my blood pressure but when dose was increased to 4mg I had a severe reaction - breathing problems, swelling of throat & tongue. Very scary!! Disappointed as they were working well up till then.”

9 / 10
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CAC · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 25, 2021

“37yo male with family history of hypertension. On 8mg/day for 5 years now. Thinking of stopping soon. Dry cough at times, constant nasal and sinus problems since taking, heart flutters every once and awhile, weekly headaches, neck pain. Does control BP for the most part but starting to not work. I missed a few doses a couple times and felt like rubbish. Overall not a great medication but better than a diuretic.”

5 / 10
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anniek · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 2, 2020

“Sadly, I need to change my previous rating of 9, as I have to discontinue perindopril because of extreme hair shedding (I am female). I was doing so good on this drug; it lowered my blood pressure AND my anxiety, and I had almost zero side effects (no cough at all!). But as the months went by, I started noticing more and more hair loss, like I have never seen before. It is not the most common side effect, but in my case, it was very severe. I first lowered the dosage to 4 mg, then tried 2 mg, but at this point it was no longer effective in controlling my blood pressure, and the hair shedding continued. I am now on Spironolactone, hair still shedding, feeling a bit despaired because pretty much all blood pressure drugs can potentially cause hair loss so... :-/”

5 / 10
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yaletown · Taken for less than 1 month August 8, 2013

“Just started on 4mg dose just over a week ago now. Blood pressure between 107 and 129 systolic (average 110's) and 71 to 86 diastolic (average 75) - was up 150s systolic and 90s diastolic. Surprised at how quickly blood pressure changed. No side effects to report so far.”

8 / 10
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Yes what ? · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 8, 2020

“Male in late 70's. Been on perindopril 2.5mg for 6-7 years, and BP basically ok. No serious ailments. Then COVID-19 lock down caused financial stress. Also 8kg overweight, and BP jumped to 166/96 pulse ok. Increased dose to 5mg. No improvement in BP in first 3 days. I believe my extra weight is not allowing BP to drop - so focusing on reducing by 7-9kg. No side effects to speak of.”

5 / 10
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Kero · Taken for 5 to 10 years August 8, 2020

“I have been using Coversyl for eight years but it seems doesn’t work any more I have heart palpitations at night and the are terrible it wake me up from sleep check my bp was high I need to change the medication didn’t work for me.”

2 / 10
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Mexicalirose April 27, 2017

“I use Coversyl Plus HD..It has a diuretic. I don't know if the medication is working or not, because I take Doxazosin & Atenolol as well. There are some days when I feel light headed for a couple of hours, then that will wear off. I don't know if the medications are to blame, or if something else is going on. I saw an Internist last July, & he blames the lightheadedness on the Atenolol. garbage.! I know my body, & I'm sure it is not the Atenolol. I have muscle problems in my neck, also disc problems . I have burning sensations in my legs (blamed on what's going on in my spine). I'm at total wits end with it all. I was taught that if there's something going on in the body that's not normal, then of course the body will react= hypertension.”

6 / 10
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Scruffy Money October 23, 2020

“Was prescribed perindopril after a heart attack, been taking them for a few years now with no negative results until now, I've always had thick hair but over the last few weeks it has been shedding quite a lot at the back, checked up and apparently this is quite a common side effect”

8 / 10
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bunsen · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 29, 2021

“Too Coversyl 4mg with indapamide daily-seemed to have no effect on lowering my blood pressure. My renal function declined slightly. I also got a rash on my back after 1-2 weeks on the Coversyl. I am now trying Ramipril x 2 days-rash is going away. Hope for better luck in lowering blood pressure.”

2 / 10
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Muralee · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 20, 2021

“I am using hypertension medicine Preterax Arginine 5mg/1.25 mg for five years which has controlled my BP. In the last two years I have started to get gum disease and bleeding gums. I heard this is side effects of hypertension medicine.”

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Sinp · Taken for 10 years or more November 4, 2021

“I have been on perindopril for 17 years. This is first time I had Teva perindopril it didn't work, the previous one was made by Glenmark I would not take Teva blood pressure medication again I would give them -2 out of 10”

1 / 10
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