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General Information on Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide

Generic Name : Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide

Pronunciation : EP-roe-SAR-tan-HYE-droe-KLOR-oh-THYE-a-zide

Latest prescription information about Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide

International- Teveten HCT.

Why is Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains angiotensin II receptor blocker and diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure. It works by preventing too much salt absorption and dilatation of blood vessels.

When should Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with anuria and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide?

The usual recommended dose is 600 mg/12.5 mg once daily.

How should Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, diabetes, gout, heart problems (eg, congestive heart failure); liver, gallbladder, or kidney problems; high blood cholesterol or lipid levels; or systemic lupus erythematosus, low blood minerals, dehydration, alcoholism, sympathectomy, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or light-headedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Avoid exposure to sunlight.

Monitor kidney function, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood electrolytes regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide?

   Most Common : Dizziness, headache, back pain, fatigue, muscle pain, upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis, viral infection.
   Body as a Whole : Alcohol intolerance, weakness, chest pain, fluid retention, facial swelling, fatigue, fever, hot flushes, influenza-like symptoms, injury, uneasiness, pain, rigors, viral infection.
   Heart : Slow heart rate, abnormal ECG, extrasystoles, atrial fibrillation, low blood pressure, fast heart rate, palpitations.
   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, indigestion, esophagitis, flatulence, gastritis, gastroenteritis, gingivitis, nausea, periodontitis, toothache, vomiting.
   Blood : Anemia, bruising.
   Liver : Increased level of liver enzyme.
   Metabolic : Increased creatine phosphokinase, diabetes, gout, high blood cholesterol.
Musculoskeletal : Joint pain, joint inflammation, skeletal pain, tendon inflammation.
   Central Nervous System : Anxiety, incoordination, depression, dizziness, sleeplessness, migraine, nervousness, tingling, drowsiness, tremor, and fainting.
   Respiratory : Asthma, coughing, nose bleed, inflammation of pharynx, nose; upper respiratory tract infection.
   Skin : Eczema, itching, rash, increased sweating.
   ENT : Eye inflammation, abnormal vision, ringing in the ear, ear infection.
   Urinary : Albumin in urine, bladder inflammation, blood in urine, urination frequency, kidney stone, urinary incontinence, and urinary tract infection.
   Miscellaneous : Leg cramps, peripheralischemia.

What are the other precautions for Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Eprosartan Mesylate Hydrochlorothiazide?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20 to 25C).

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