Eptus T 20 MG Tablet 10
Eplerenone Eplerenone drug helps to manage high blood pressure and is, therefore, used in the treatment of congestive heart failure after a heart attack. Torsemide The drug is primarily used for the treatment and management of edema caused due to heart, kidney or liver failure. It is also used for the treatment of high blood pressure and prevention of strokes or heart attack. Torsemide reduces swelling in the arms, legs and abdomen by reducing the extra fluid accumulated in the body. Torsemide reduces weight and fluid retention in the patients with congestive heart failure. It is also effective in the treatment and management of hypertension.
Mode of drug action :
Eplerenone Eplerenone acts by inhibiting the action of aldosterone, a chemical molecule involved in increasing the blood pressure by compressing the blood vessels. Thus, the drug helps to regulate the blood pressure. Torsemide Torsemide is a loop diuretic that belongs to the class of pyridine-sulfonylurea. It promotes the excretion of water, sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium ions by inhibiting the Na+/K+/2CI--carrier system present in the ascending limb of loop of Henle. Na+/K+/2CI--carrier system is a protein channel that aids the active transport of sodium, potassium and chloride ions in and out of the cells. Torsemide helps to eliminate excess ions and water accumulated in the cells and alters glomerular filtration rate (GFR), renal plasma flow or acid-base balance.
What are the common side effects?
Eplerenone The common eplerenone side effects are headache, dizziness and high levels of potassium in the blood. Torsemide The torsemide side effects include: Diarrhea, decreased urination, dry mouth, increased thirst, irregular heartbeat, loss of appetite, muscle pain or cramps, nausea or vomiting, numbness or tingling sensation in the hand, feet or lips, shortness of breath, tiredness, swelling in the upper and lower limbs, and mood changes.
Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Inform the doctor about existing health conditions like kidney or liver disease, high cholesterol levels, or diabetes before taking Eptus T.
• Eptus T is contraindicated in patients with high potassium levels or kidney problems.
• The drug is contraindicated in children as well.
• Take the missed dose as soon as possible; there must be a gap of 12 hours between 2 doses. Avoid double dose to compensate the missed dose.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult the doctor before taking Eptus T.
What else should I know?
1. Should I take Eplerenone on empty stomach? You may take Eplerenone either with food or without food, at the same time each day.
2. How long should I take Eplerenone medicine for hypertension? You may have to take this medicine for your whole life because hypertension may not always have symptoms and you may apparently feel well. Continue to take the drug unless told by your doctor.
3. What foods should I mainly avoid while taking the eplerenone medication? Unless your doctor suggests, you should not take salt substitutes and potassium supplements while using eplerenone.
4. What is the eplerenone dose for high blood pressure management? The usual adult dose of eplerenone drug for controlling high blood pressure is 50 mg once daily, taken orally. This may be increased to twice daily if there is no adequate response to single dose.
5. Do I have to worry if I forget taking a dose of Eplerenone tablet? You don’t have to worry in case of forgetting a dose. Leave the missed dose and continue with the next dose at its scheduled time, if it is too late by when you remembered about the forgotten dose. Torsemide
1. What should I do if I miss a dose? If you forget to take the medication at the usual time, you must take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, you must skip the missed dose. Do not take double dose.
2. Is torsemide safe with children? No. Torsemide is not prescribed for children.
3. What are the long term effects of torsemide? Hypovolemia, hypokalemia, tinnitus and ear pain are some of the long term effects observed in few patients who were prescribed high dose.
4. Is torsemide effective for the treatment of high blood pressure? Yes, torsemide is effective for the treatment of high blood pressure. It eliminates excess amount of water and ions from the body there by decreases the cardiac output and lowers the blood pressure.
5. What are the serious and rare side effects of torsemide? Torsemide is known to cause liver toxicity and increase in blood urea, creatinine and cholesterol values in rare cases.