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Common Reactions to Eprosartan

Common Side Effects

Eprosartan has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received eprosartan, while another group was given a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
 
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of eprosartan included:
 
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold -- in up to 8 percent of people
  • Facial swelling -- up to 5 percent
  • Runny, stuffy nose -- up to 4 percent
  • Sore throat -- up to 4 percent
  • Coughing -- up to 4 percent
  • Viral infection -- up to 2 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 2 percent
  • Injury -- up to 2 percent
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain -- up to 2 percent
  • Joint pain -- up to 2 percent
  • High triglycerides -- up to 1 percent
  • Depression -- up to 1 percent
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI), such as a bladder infection -- up to 1 percent.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking eprosartan or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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