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Understanding How Eprosartan Works and Specific Uses

How Does This Medication Work?

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.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Eprosartan?

Eprosartan is not approved for use in children (usually defined as people younger than 18 years of age). The safety and effectiveness of this drug has not been studied in this age group.

Is It Safe for Older Adults to Use Eprosartan?

Yes -- older adults can use eprosartan. However, older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of the medication and, therefore, may need lower dosages.

Are There Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the treatment of high blood pressure. This is called an "off-label" use. Eprosartan may be used off-label to treat:
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