If a healthcare provider prescribes Teveten® (eprosartan mesylate) to treat high blood pressure, the amount will be based on several factors. This medication comes in tablet form and there are two strengths available: 400 mg and 600 mg. Your daily dose of Teveten will depend on whether you are taking any other medications, whether you have certain other medical conditions, and several other factors.
However, there are some general dosing guidelines for this drug. For example, the usual starting dose for most people with high blood pressure is Teveten 600 mg once daily. This amount can then be adjusted as necessary until blood pressure is controlled. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(For more details on using the 400-mg or 600-mg tablets, click Teveten. This article offers an in-depth look at this blood pressure medication, including how it works, when and how to take it, and potential side effects.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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