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Brand Names: Teveten HCT

Generic Name: hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan (Pronunciation: HYE droe KLOR oh THYE a zide and EP roe SAR tan)

What are hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan (Teveten HCT)?

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Eprosartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Eprosartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

The combination of hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Teveten HCT 600 mg-25 mg

oblong, orange, imprinted with SOLVAY, 5150

Teveten HCT 600-12.5 mg

oblong, yellow, imprinted with SOLVAY, 5147

What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan (Teveten HCT)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In rare cases, hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.

Call your doctor at once if you have any other serious side effects, such as:

  • eye pain, vision problems;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • chest pain, feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • fever;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • urinating more or less than usual, or not at all;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, restless feeling, confusion, increased urination, fast heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about eprosartan and hydrochlorothiazide (Teveten HCT)?

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan.

In rare cases, hydrochlorothiazide and eprosartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.



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