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Teveten Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is eprosartan (Teveten)?
- What are the possible side effects of eprosartan (Teveten)?
- What is the most important information I should know about eprosartan (Teveten)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking eprosartan (Teveten)?
- How should I take eprosartan (Teveten)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Teveten)?
- What happens if I overdose (Teveten)?
- What should I avoid while taking eprosartan (Teveten)?
- What other drugs will affect eprosartan (Teveten)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking eprosartan (Teveten)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to eprosartan.
To make sure you can safely take eprosartan, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- congestive heart failure; or
- if you are dehydrated.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use eprosartan if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Eprosartan can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control while taking eprosartan.
It is not known whether eprosartan 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 eprosartan (Teveten)?
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.
You may take eprosartan with or without food.
Conditions that may cause very low blood pressure include: vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while taking eprosartan. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of using this medicine before your blood pressure is under control. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 3 weeks of treatment.
Keep using this medicine as directed, 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 eprosartan at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Teveten Information
- Teveten Drug Interactions Center: eprosartan oral
- Teveten Side Effects Center
- Teveten Overview including Precautions
- Teveten FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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