What is Eptus (Eplerenone) used for?
Eptus (Eplerenone) is usually prescribed to treat patients who suffer from hypertension or congestive heart failure. It operates by blocking the function of aldosterone which lowers sodium and water absorption. This action is effective in lowering blood pressure or prevention of furture cardiac problems. Your doctor may also decide to prescribe this medication for other applications not listed.
How should I use Eptus (Eplerenone)?
Eptus (Eplerenone) is normally administered once or twice each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing, splitting, or chewing the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Eptus (Eplerenone)?
Side effects associated with the use of Eptus (Eplerenone) include:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as low potassium levels, high potassium levels, unusual weight gain, swelling, urinary retention, or unusual mood changes. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Eptus (Eplerenone) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, already taking other ACE inhibitors, lactose intolerant, allergic to ACE inhibitors, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have severely decreased liver or kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, reduced liver function, or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Eptus (Eplerenone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Eptus may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.