Eplerenone: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT EPLERENONE
EPLERENONE belongs to a group of medicines known as selective aldosterone blocking agents. EPLERENONE is used to treat heart failure.
• Fast heart beat
• Sore throat
• Elevated potassium level in blood
• Reduced sense of touch
• Increased sweating
• Enlargement of breasts in men
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EPLERENONE
• Take EPLERENONE irrespective of meals. But you are advised to follow doctors’ instructions carefully.
• Take EPLERENONE with whole glass of water. Do not crush or chew EPLERENONE. You are strongly advised not to change the dose of EPLERENONE without talking to your doctor. Take the dose as prescribed by your doctor.
• Breast-feeding and pregnant women are advised not to take EPLERENONE without consulting a doctor.
• EPLERENONE is not advisable for children and adolescents until and unless prescribed by a child specialist.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking EPLERENONE make sure you are alert and normal enough to take up the above activities as this medicine may occasionally induce dizziness.
• Avoid taking EPLERENONE if you have hyperkalaemia and if you have severe kidney or liver disease.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medication or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does EPLERENONE work?
A) EPLERENONE belongs to a group of medicines known as selective aldosterone blocking agents. An excess of aldosterone can lead to the development of high blood pressure. EPLERENONE works by blocking aldosterone in the body. This helps in lowering the amount of sodium and water that body retains; lowering the high blood pressure and helps in preventing strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
Q) Which medicines I should not take with EPLERENONE?
A) Some medicines may reduce the effect of EPLERENONE or interact with EPLERENONE or cause serious side-effects when given both at same time such as ketoconazole or itraconazole, nelfinavir or ritonavir, clarithromycin, nefazodone, Lithium, Ciclosporin or tacrolimus, trimethoprim, prazosin, amitriptyline, digoxin, Warfarin, erythromycin, rifampicin and St John’s wort. So, always inform and check with your doctor before taking EPLERENONE with other medications.
Q) Is EPLERENONE overdose safe?
A) No, do not overdose on any medication. If you have mistakenly taken too much of EPLERENONE, seek emergency medical help. You may experience symptoms such as low blood pressure or hyperkalemia and high levels of potassium in the blood.
Q) Can I stop EPLERENONE on my own?
A) No, you are advised to take EPLERENONE as long as your doctor has asked you to take it. This is because if you do not continue with the prescribed duration of course, the symptoms might re-occur. Hence take the full course even after symptomatic relief. Do not stop EPLERENONE unless your doctor advises.