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Composition for EPTUS

Eplerenone(50 mg)

food interaction for EPTUS

alcohol interaction for EPTUS

pregnancy interaction for EPTUS

lactation interaction for EPTUS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Eptus 50 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Eplerenone with alcohol may lead to headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, changes in pulse or heart rate and/or low blood pressure.
UNSAFE
Eptus 50 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for EPTUS

Eplerenone(50 mg)

Uses

Eptus 50 mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, cirrhosis and low potassium.

How it works

Eptus 50 mg tablet lowers blood pressure and swelling by increasing the amount of urine, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Eptus 50 mg tablet does this without loss of potassium from the body.

Common side effects

Abnormal vaginal bleeding, Breast tenderness, Breast enlargement, Chest pain, Cough, Electrolyte imbalance, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Altered heart rate, Increased creatine level in blood, Increased blood urea, Tingling sensation

Common Dosage for EPTUS 50 MG TABLET

Patients taking EPTUS 50 MG TABLET

  • 74%
    Once A Day
  • 22%
    Twice A Day
  • 4%
    Thrice A Day

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Expert advice for EPTUS

  • Do consult your doctor before taking eplerenone if you have kidney or liver disease; high blood levels of fats (cholesterol and triglycerides); or diabetes.
  • Do not use eplerenone if you have very high blood levels of potassium or severe kidney problems.
  • Use of eplerenone is not recommended in children.
  • Do not stop taking eplerenone without consulting your doctor.
  • If you forget to take a dose of eplerenone, take it as soon as you remember (keeping a gap of at least 12 hours between two consecutive doses). Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking eplerenone, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for EPTUS

Eplerenone

Q.Is eplerenone a diuretic/ potassium-sparing diuretic?
Yes. Eplerenone can increase urinary output and decrease excretion of potassium (potassium-sparing action) by blocking the biological effect of hormone aldosterone

Q.Is eplerenone a /beta blocker /blood thinner?
No. Eplerenone is an aldosterone receptor blocker that is used to improve conditions of heart failure after a heart attack and to lower high blood pressure. It has no known effect on beta adrenergic receptors and does not change the viscosity of blood

Q.Is eplerenone as steroid?
Yes. Eplerenone has a steroidal structure

Q.What is eplerenone used for/used to treat?
Eplerenone is used along with other drugs to prevent worsening and improve conditions of heart failure (due left ventricular dysfunction) after a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and in the treatment of high blood pressure

Q.Does eplerenone raise blood glucose/ cause erectile dysfunction/ weight gain/hair loss?
No. Increase in blood sugar, problems with erection (in men), changes in body weight and hair loss are not among the known side effects of eplerenone

Q.Does eplerenone cause gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia (enlargement of breasts in men) is an uncommon side effect of eplerenone affecting 1 to 10 users in 1,000

Q.How does eplerenone differ from spironolactone?
Eplerenone and spironolactone are both aldosterone antagonists. They differ with regards to their therapeutic use based up on clinical experiences.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)