Precautions and Warnings With Eprosartan/HCTZ

People who have problems with their heart, kidneys, or liver may not be able to safely take eprosartan/HCTZ. Other precautions include warnings of potentially serious complications this drug may cause, such as extremely low blood pressure and dangerous swelling under the skin. Also, you should not use eprosartan/HCTZ if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or take certain other medications.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking eprosartan/HCTZ (Teveten® HCT) if you have:
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Heart problems, including congestive heart failure (CHF), angina (chest pain), and aortic stenosis
  • A history of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke")
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
  • A history of electrolyte problems, such as low blood sodium (hyponatremia) or high blood potassium (hyperkalemia)
  • Restrictions for a low-salt diet or use salt substitutes
  • Diabetes
  • A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling beneath the skin
  • Gout
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Asthma
  • Increased activity of the parathyroid gland
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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