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Inspra Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is eplerenone (Inspra)?
- What are the possible side effects of this drug (Inspra)?
- What is the most important information I should know about eplerenone (Inspra)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking eplerenone (Inspra)?
- How should I take eplerenone (Inspra)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Inspra)?
- What happens if I overdose (Inspra)?
- What should I avoid while taking eplerenone (Inspra)?
- What other drugs will affect eplerenone (Inspra)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking eplerenone (Inspra)?
You may not be able to take this medication if you are allergic to eplerenone, or if you have:
- high potassium levels in your blood (hyperkalemia);
- severe kidney disease;
- type 2 diabetes with protein in your urine; or
- if you are also taking ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), nefazodone, clarithromycin (Biaxin), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra), or troleandomycin (Tao).
To make sure you can safely take eplerenone, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease; or
- high cholesterol or triglycerides;
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether eplerenone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take eplerenone (Inspra)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Eplerenone may be taken with or without food.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition and is not causing harmful effects, your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. Your potassium levels will also need to be checked with frequent blood tests. Visit your doctor regularly.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Inspra Information
- Inspra Drug Interactions Center: eplerenone oral
- Inspra Side Effects Center
- Inspra Overview including Precautions
- Inspra FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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