What is Eptus (Eplerenone) used for?
Eptus (Eplerenone) may be given to patients to treat congestive heart failure after a heart attack, or it may be given to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a class of medications known as mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. This drug inhibits the action of a hormone called aldosterone in the body that can cause blood pressure to raise.
How should I use Eptus (Eplerenone)?
Patients who have been prescribed Eptus (Eplerenone) by their physician are often told to take a low dose at first, which is sometimes increased after 4 weeks. It is also important for patients to be aware that it may take up to one month for an improvement to be noticed. This drug does not cure high blood pressure, and only manages it.
What are the side effects of Eptus (Eplerenone)?
Take note of the potential side effects of Eptus (Eplerenone):
If these symptoms are severe or persistent, you should immediately inform your physician.
This drug may cause high or low levels of potassium. Discuss this with your physician before you take this drug.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.