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You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: signs of loss of too much body water and minerals (e.g., unusual thirst, muscle cramps, weakness, confusion, fast/irregular heartbeat, fainting, seizures), decreased sexual ability, decrease in vision, eye pain.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: unusual change in the amount of urine (not including the normal increase in urine when you first start this drug), stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes or skin, muscle pain.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Teveten HCT (eprosartan mesylate hydrochlorothiazide tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to eprosartan or hydrochlorothiazide; or to ACE inhibitors (e.g., captopril, lisinopril); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: an inability to make urine.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, severe loss of body fluids (volume depletion, dehydration through too much sweating/vomiting/diarrhea), mineral/electrolyte problems (e.g., imbalance of sodium/potassium/magnesium/calcium), gout, lupus, high levels of fats in the blood (high cholesterol or triglycerides), asthma.
If you have diabetes, this medication may affect your blood sugar levels. Your doctor may need to adjust the dosage of your medications used to treat diabetes (e.g., insulin, glipizide). Monitor your blood sugar levels as instructed and tell your doctor immediately if you develop signs of high blood sugar (e.g., increased thirst, unusual tiredness, vision changes, fruity breath odor).
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.
Hydrochlorothiazide may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially dizziness, kidney effects.
This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk for harm to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details. (See also Warning section.)
Hydrochlorothiazide passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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