Teveten is a medicine that belongs to a group called angiotensin II receptor antagonists, used to treat high blood pressure and reduced heart muscle function.
Teveten works by relaxing the blood vessels, allowing blood to pass through them more easily. It also helps to make it easier for your heart to pump blood to all the parts of your body.
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) or heart problems can be linked to a number of factors, such as a family history, a diet high in salt or being overweight or inactive.
In addition to some lifestyle changes (such as smoking and/or drinking less and exercising more), it’s often advised to take medication, such as Teveten, to manage the conditions in order to prevent more serious ailments such as stroke, heart attack or blood clots.
Teveten is a prescription-only medication. Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet.
Take the tablets by swallowing whole with a drink of water, with or without food. You should take it at the same time of day, in order to help you remember.
Teveten contains the active ingredient eprosartan (as mesilate), in strengths of either 300mg or 600mg per tablet.
The normal starting dose is one 600mg tablet a day, however your doctor may prescribe a different dose if you are elderly, or if you have liver or kidney problems.
If you forget to take your Teveten tablet then take it as soon as you remember, provided it’s not within 12 hours of your next dose. If it is, then you should skip the forgotten dose and move straight onto the next one. Don’t worry but don’t double up on your dose to make up for a missed one.
If you take more Teveten than you should, then go to your nearest doctor or emergency department immediately.
Before taking Teveten, you should always first consult your doctor. You should not take Teveten if any of the following apply to you:
Your prescription of Teveten may also be affected by a number of other factors, so you should make your doctor aware if any of the following apply:
Like many medications with active ingredients, Teveten can affect or be affected by other medicines. Particular medications that you may experience this with include the following:
If you are taking any of the above medications, then you should make your doctor aware so that they can advise whether or not Teveten will be the best course of action for you.
Like with all sufferers of high blood pressure or heart failure, you should pair your medication with some lifestyle changes such as eating healthily, exercising regularly and avoiding excessive smoking or drinking.
Teveten may be used alongside another blood pressure lowering medication, but only under the guidance of your doctor or another medical professional.
The most common side effects of using Teveten include:
If you do experience one or more of these side effects and they persist or worsen, then inform your doctor right away. You should also contact your doctor if you notice any serious side effects, such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, or severe skin reactions.
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