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Teveten is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The active ingredient in Teveten is eprosartan, which is used to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Eprosartan belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs).
Teveten works by blocking the action of a substance called angiotensin II, which can cause blood vessels to constrict and raise blood pressure. By blocking this substance, Teveten helps to relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure. This can help reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks in people with high blood pressure.
Use and Dosage
Teveten comes as a tablet to be taken by mouth, usually one or two times a day, or as instructed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Swallow Teveten tablets with a full glass of water or another liquid. Using Teveten regularly can help you get the most out of the medication. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
The dosage of Teveten is based on your medical condition and how you respond to treatment. It may take about 2 to 3 weeks to feel the full benefit of the drug when it is used to treat high blood pressure. The recommended starting dose of Teveten (eprosartan) is 600 mg once daily for hypertension. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 600 mg in patients with renal impairment.
Keep taking Teveten even if you feel well. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. Do not take 2 doses within 6 hours of each other. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Teveten (Eprosartan):
- Back pain
- Dizziness or light-headedness when rising from a sitting or lying position
- Joint or muscle pain
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- stuffy nose
- Trouble sleeping
- Unusual tiredness
Serious Side Effects of Teveten (Eprosartan):
- 'Flu-like' symptoms
- Feeling sick (nausea), or vomiting
- Stomach pain or discomfort
- Unusual tiredness or weakness, fatigue
- Joint pain
- Urinary tract infection
- Fast or slow heartbeats
- Feeling light-headed, dizzy, or faint
- Chest pain
- Dark colored urine
- Difficulty breathing
- Fast or slow heart rate
- Little or no urination
- Muscle pain
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Unusual tiredness
Forms and Strength
Teveten (Eprosartan) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Hypotension (low blood pressure): Teveten can cause low blood pressure, especially in patients who have an electrolyte imbalance, volume depletion, or are taking diuretics. Patients should be advised to report any symptoms of hypotension to their doctor.
- Hyperkalemia (high potassium levels): Teveten can cause hyperkalemia, which can be harmful especially in patients with existing kidney problems. Patients should be advised to report any symptoms of hyperkalemia to their doctor.
- Renal impairment: Teveten can impair kidney function, particularly in patients with underlying renal disease or who are taking other medications that affect kidney function.
- Fetal toxicity: In pregnant women, Teveten can cause fetal toxicity especially during the second and third trimesters. Patients who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should consult their doctor or healthcare provider before taking Teveten.
- Hepatic impairment: Teveten is primarily metabolized by the liver. Patients with hepatic impairment may require a lower dose of Teveten.
- Allergic reactions: Patients who are allergic to eprosartan or any of its ingredients should not take Teveten.
- Angioedema: Teveten can cause angioedema, a potentially serious condition that can cause swelling of the face, tongue, lips, and throat. Patients with a history of angioedema or who experience symptoms of angioedema should seek medical attention immediately.
- Interactions with other medications: Teveten may interact with other medications, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), potassium-sparing diuretics, and other drugs that affect blood pressure. Patients should inform their doctor of all the medications they are taking before starting Teveten.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Teveten addictive?
No, Teveten is not addictive. It is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure and does not cause dependence or addiction.
Can Teveten be used to treat other conditions?
No, Teveten is only approved for the treatment of high blood pressure. It should not be used to treat any other condition unless specifically directed by your doctor.
How long does it take for Teveten to start working?
Teveten may take several weeks to start working fully. Continue taking the medication even if you do not notice immediate changes in your blood pressure.
Can Teveten cause kidney damage?
No, Teveten is not known to cause kidney damage. However, have your kidney function regularly monitored while taking this medication, as it may affect kidney function in some people.
Can Teveten cause weight gain?
No, weight gain is not a common side effect of Teveten. If you experience significant weight gain while taking this medication, speak to your doctor.
It's important to purchase Teveten from verified Canadian pharmacy.