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Teveten Side Effects

Generic Name: eprosartan

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug eprosartan. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Teveten.

For the Consumer

Applies to eprosartan: oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, eprosartan (the active ingredient contained in Teveten) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking eprosartan, check with your doctor immediately:

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

Minor Side Effects

Some eprosartan side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to eprosartan: oral tablet


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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


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


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]


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


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

It is possible that some side effects of Teveten may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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