Teveten HCT Warnings and Precautions
Teveten HCT can increase your risk for certain problems, such as potentially dangerous swelling under the skin, extremely low blood pressure, and a decrease in white blood cells. Other precautions include warnings against using Teveten HCT in people with severe kidney disease or an allergy to sulfa drugs. In addition, this drug should be avoided in women who are pregnant.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Teveten® HCT (eprosartan/HCTZ) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Heart problems, including congestive heart failure (CHF), angina (chest pain), and aortic stenosis
- A history of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke")
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short)
- A history of electrolyte problems, such as low blood sodium (hyponatremia) or high blood potassium (hyperkalemia)
- Restrictions for a low-salt diet or use salt substitutes
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling beneath the skin
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Increased activity of the parathyroid gland
- Difficulty urinating
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.