Perindopril is a blood pressure medication that may be prescribed on its own or in conjunction with other medications in order to lower elevated blood pressure. This medication is an ACE inhibitor; it works by blocking the production of an enzyme that causes blood vessels to become more narrow.
ACE inhibitor medications such as Perindopril are toxic to unborn fetuses. Patients who are pregnant cannot take these medications because they can cause fetal death or severe birth defects. If you become pregnant while on this medication, you need to see your doctor immediately so that you can switch to a medication that is safe to take while pregnant.
This medication can also cause a severe drop in blood pressure, especially if you are on several blood pressure medications. If you become extremely dizzy or drowsy after taking this medication, go to the emergency room.