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Eprosartan Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to eprosartan: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, eprosartan may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking eprosartan:

Less common
  • Burning or painful urination or changes in urinary frequency
  • cough
  • fever
  • sore throat
Rare
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • swollen face, lips, limbs, or tongue

Some side effects of eprosartan may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • joint pain
  • unusual tiredness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to eprosartan: oral tablet

General

The most common adverse reactions were headache and unspecific gastrointestinal complaints.[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (up to 11%)
Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness
Frequency not reported: Ataxia, migraine, neuritis, paresthesia, somnolence, tremor, vertigo, tinnitus[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Unspecific gastrointestinal complaints, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dyspepsia
Frequency not reported: Constipation, dry mouth, esophagitis, flatulence, gastritis, gastroenteritis, gingivitis, nausea, periodontitis, toothache, vomiting[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Rhinitis, upper respiratory tract infection, pharyngitis, coughing, sinusitis, dyspnea, bronchitis
Frequency not reported: Asthma, epistaxis[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia, injury, chest pain, fatigue, pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Facial edema
Frequency not reported: Substernal chest pain, peripheral edema, fever, influenza-like symptoms, malaise[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Myalgia, arthralgia, back pain
Frequency not reported: Rigors, creatine phosphokinase increased, arthritis, arthritis aggravated, arthrosis, skeletal pain, tendinitis, leg cramps[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Palpitation, dependent edema
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypotension
Frequency not reported: Hot flushes, angina pectoris, bradycardia, ECG abnormal, ECG specific abnormal, extrasystoles, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, peripheral ischemia[Ref]

Hematologic

Common (1% to 10%): Neutrophils 1500/mm3 or less
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hemoglobin decreased greater than 20%, WBC count of 3000/mm3 or less, platelets 100 x 10(9)/L or less
Frequency not reported: Anemia, leukopenia[Ref]

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Hypertriglyceridemia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Potassium 5.6 mmol/L or greater
Frequency not reported: Alcohol intolerance, anorexia, diabetes mellitus, gout, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, hyponatremia[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Allergic skin reactions
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Angioedema
Frequency not reported: Purpura, eczema, furunculosis, pruritus, rash, maculopapular rash, sweating increased[Ref]

Immunologic

Common (1% to 10%): Viral infection
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity
Frequency not reported: Herpes simplex, otitis externa, otitis media[Ref]

Renal

Common (1% to 10%): BUN increased
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Creatinine increased
Frequency not reported: Renal calculus
Postmarketing reports: Impaired renal function, renal failure[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection
Frequency not reported: Glycosuria, albuminuria, cystitis, hematuria, micturition frequency, polyuria, urinary incontinence[Ref]

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Depression
Frequency not reported: Anxiety, insomnia, nervousness[Ref]

Hepatic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): ALT greater than 3.5 times the upper limit of normal
Frequency not reported: Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) increased, serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) increased, ALT increased, AST increased, alkaline phosphatase increased[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Conjunctivitis, vision abnormal, xerophthalmia[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. "Product Information. Teveten (eprosartan)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Some side effects of eprosartan may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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