What is Eptus (Eplerenone) used for?
Eptus (Eplerenone) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from chronic mild heart failure. It operates by blocking the action of aldosterone in the body to reduce blood pressure and the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood. This action may also make it useful for treating hypertension. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Eptus (Eplerenone)?
Always use Eptus (Eplerenone) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one or two daily doses of one tablet, but your individual directions will depend on your current health and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without water, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Eptus (Eplerenone)?
Eptus (Eplerenone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require medical assistance include unusual swelling, weight gain, urinary retention, unusual mood changes, or drastically lowered or raised potassium levels. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct response is taken to prevent further complications such as lower doses or reduced frequency of administration.
Do not use Eptus (Eplerenone) if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, lactose intolerant, taking an ACE inhibitor, taking potassium supplements, if the patient is a child under the age if eighteen, if you have hyperkalemia, severely decreased kidney function, or severely decreased liver function. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or if you have diabetes, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Eptus (Eplerenone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.