Eprosartan is a drug to treat high blood pressure (hypertension ). That way, the risk of complications from hypertension, such as strokes, heart attacks, or kidney failure, can be prevented . This drug can be taken as a single drug or in combination with other drugs.
Eprosartan works by blocking angiotensin II receptors in the blood vessels. This way of working will cause blood vessels to dilate, blood circulation can flow more smoothly, oxygen supply to the heart increases, and finally blood pressure decreases.
Eprosartan trademark: Teveten
What is Eprosartan
|Category||Angiotensin receptor blockers ( ARBs )|
|Benefit||Lowering blood pressure in hypertension|
|Eprosartan for pregnant and lactating women||Category D: There is positive evidence of risk to the human fetus, but the benefits may outweigh the risks, for example in dealing with a life-threatening situation. This drug can cause oligohydramnios , which is reduced amniotic fluid which can cause fetal death. It is not yet known whether Eprosartan is absorbed into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.|
|Drug form||Film-coated tablets|
Precautions Before Taking Eprosartan
Eprosartan should not be consumed carelessly. Therefore, pay attention to the following before taking eprosartan:
- Do not take eprosartan if you are allergic to this drug. Tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
- Tell your doctor if you have diabetes and are taking alisikren. Eprosartan should not be used with alisikren.
- Tell your doctor if you have or currently have kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes , dehydration, hyperkalemia , and congestive heart failure , or are on a low-salt diet .
- Do not drive a vehicle or do activities that require alertness after taking eprosartan, because this drug can cause dizziness.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking any medications, herbal products, or supplements.
- Tell your doctor that you are taking eprosartan before having surgery or any medical procedure, including dental surgery.
- See your doctor immediately if you experience a drug allergic reaction , serious side effects, or overdose after taking eprosartan.
Dosage and Rules for Use Eprosartan
The doctor will determine the dosage and duration of treatment with eprosartan according to the patient's condition. The usual dose of eprosartan to treat hypertension is 600 mg once a day. The maintenance dose is 400–800 mg per day divided into 1–2 consumption schedules.
How to Take Eprosartan Properly
Make sure you read the instructions on the drug packaging and follow your doctor 's recommendations when taking eprosartan. Do not increase or decrease your dose without consulting your doctor first.
Take eprosartan regularly at the same time every day. Eprosartan can be taken before or after meals with the help of a glass of water. Swallow the medication whole, do not chew or crush it.
If you forget to take eprosartan, consume it immediately if the gap with the next consumption schedule is not too close. If it's close, ignore it and don't double the dose.
Store eprosartan in a dry, closed place and avoid direct sunlight. Keep medicine out of reach of children.
Eprosartan Interactions with Other Drugs
There are several drug interactions that can occur when eprosartan is used simultaneously with other drugs, namely:
- Increased risk of kidney problems, hypotension, and hyperkalemia when used with aliskiren or ACE inhibitors , such as captopril
- Increased risk of developing low blood pressure (hypertension ) when used with tizanidine
- Increased risk of developing hyperkalemia when used with potassium supplements or potassium -sparing diuretic drugs, such as spironolactone or triamterene
- Decreased antihypertensive effect and increased risk of kidney failure when used with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs )
Eprosartan Side Effects and Dangers
A number of side effects that can arise after consuming eprosartan are:
- Dizziness or a feeling of lightheadedness
- Blurred vision
- Sore throat
- Stomach ache
Check with your doctor if the side effects above don't go away. Immediately go to the doctor if a drug allergic reaction appears which can be marked by the appearance of an itchy and swollen rash, swollen eyes and lips, or difficulty breathing.
In addition, you should also see a doctor immediately if you experience more serious side effects, such as:
- Fainting or dizziness that gets worse
- Dark urine
- Muscle ache
- Change in the amount of urine
- Chest pain
- Heart rhythm disturbances
- Swelling of the face, arms or legs