Eprosartan/HCTZ may be prescribed for people who have high blood pressure. This combination medication works by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing blood volume. It comes in the form of a tablet that is usually taken once a day. Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
What Is Eprosartan/HCTZ?Eprosartan/HCTZ (Teveten® HCT) is a prescription medication licensed to treat hypertension, more commonly called high blood pressure. It is a combination of two other prescription medicines: eprosartan (Teveten) and hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide®, Oretic®), or HCTZ for short.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, eprosartan/HCTZ can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects seen with eprosartan/HCTZ include but are not limited to:
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