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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")
- 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
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling beneath the skin
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Increased activity of the parathyroid gland
- Difficulty urinating
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant