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Important Info on Eprosartan

Drug Interactions

Eprosartan may react with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Eprosartan).

What If I Overdose on This Medication?

As with most medications, it is possible to take too much eprosartan. The main symptom of an eprosartan overdose is extremely low blood pressure.
If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Teveten Overdose for more information.)

What Should I Do If I Forget a Dose?

If you forget to take a dose of eprosartan, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

How Does Eprosartan Work?

Eprosartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). Angiotensin II is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that causes blood vessels to narrow (constrict). By blocking angiotensin II, eprosartan helps to relax the blood vessels, which results in lower blood pressure.

Clinical Effects

Clinical studies have shown that eprosartan lowers blood pressure in people with hypertension more than a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). In these studies, systolic blood pressure (the top number of a blood pressure reading) decreased by 5 to 10 mmHg more in people who were taking eprosartan compared to those taking the placebo; diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) decreased by 3 to 6 mmHg more in the eprosartan group.
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