EPTUS 50MG contain Eplerenone which belongs to a group of medicine called selective aldosterone blocking agents. These blocking agents works by inhibiting the action of aldosterone which controls the blood pressure and heart function. High levels of aldosterone in our body leads to heart failure. In combination with other drugs used to treat your heart failure, it is used to treat heart attack that are persistent and its mild symptoms.
It helps in preventing worsening of heart condition and reduce hospitalisations. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver, heart disease. You may feel dizzy while taking this medicine. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or operate machinery. If you have liver or severe kidney disease, you may need more frequent testing of your blood potassium levels. Your physician may adjust the dose depending on the potassium levels in your blood.
Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor. This medicine must be taken with food or empty stomach. Swallow the tablet whole with plenty of water and do not crush or chew the medicine. Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with EPTUS 50MG. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Eplerenone or any other ingredients in this medicine. The most common side effects of this medicine are elevated potassium level in your blood, dizziness, headache, elevated quantity of cholesterol in your blood, insomnia, irregular heartbeat, cough and constipation.
USES OF EPTUS 50MG:
Treat heart failure
Treat high blood pressure
HOW EPTUS 50MG WORKS:
EPTUS 50MG works by inhibiting the action of aldosterone, a substance produced within the body, which controls your blood pressure and improves heart function.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take EPTUS 50MG as instructed by your doctor. This medicine must be taken with food or empty stomach. Swallow the medicine whole with plenty of water and do not crush or chew the medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF EPTUS 50MG:
• Angioneurotic oedema (Symptoms are swollen face, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing, hives and difficulties breathing)
• Elevated potassium level in your blood
• Dizziness, headache
• Elevated quantity of cholesterol in your blood
• Irregular heartbeat
• Low blood pressure
• Nausea and vomiting
• Rash, itching
• Feeling weak, muscle spasm
• Increased urea and creatinine level in the blood
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Lie down and close the eyes, Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated.
Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Drink lots of fluids to avoid dehydration. Avoid taking any other medicines to treat diarrhoea without speaking to a doctor.
Nausea and vomiting:
Keep try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS:
EPTUS 50MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
EPTUS 50MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine it may cause dizziness.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with EPTUS 50MG.
EPTUS 50MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
EPTUS 50MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take EPTUS 50MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Eplerenone or any other ingredients in this medicine.
EPTUS 50MG is not recommended in patients with active heart diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
Medicines to treat any bacterial, fungal or viral infections
Medicines to treat depression
Potassium sparing diuretics (helps to excrete excess body fluid)
Medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart disease or kidney conditions
Lithium (usually given for manic depressive disorder, also called bipolar disorder)
Cyclosporin or tacrolimus (immunosuppressants used to prevent rejection after organ transplantation)
Ibuprofen (used to relieve pain, stiffness, and inflammation)
Prazosin or alfuzosin (used to treat high blood pressure and particular prostate
Antipsychotics medicines such as chlorpromazine or haloperidol (used to treat psychiatric disorders)
Amifostine (used during cancer chemotherapy)
Baclofen (used to treat muscle spasm)
Glucocorticoids such as hydrocortisone or prednisone (used to treat inflammation and certain skin conditions)
Tetracosactide (used for diagnosing and treating adrenal cortex disorders)
Digoxin (used to treat heart conditions)
Anti-clotting drug such as warfarin (used to treat blood clot)
Carbamazepine, phenytoin, and phenobarbital (used to treat epilepsy)
Drug : Eplerenone
Pharmacological Category : Antihypertensive
Therapeutic Indication :
Management of hypertension, Post myocardial infarction, complicated by heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
Dosage Forms : Tablet
Store at a room temperature and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT EPTUS 50MG:
Q: Does EPTUS 50MG cause erectile dysfunction?
A: No, it does not cause erectile dysfunction. it does not have any effect on fertility in both males and females.
Q: How EPTUS 50MG works?
A: It works by inhibit the action of aldosterone, a substance produced within the body, which controls your blood pressure and improves heart function.
Q: Can aspirin be taken along with EPTUS 50MG?
A: When aspirin taken along with this medicine it may interfere with the working of this medicine. Both may increase the chances of rise in potassium levels in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, if both are to be used together, keep monitoring your blood pressure and potassium levels.