What is Teveten?Teveten is used to treat high blood pressure, either alone or with other medications that help lower blood pressure, such as water pills (diuretics) or calcium channel blockers.
What is the most important information I should know about Teveten?Do not use Teveten during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. This drug can cause injury and even death to the developing baby. Tell your doctor immediately if you think you might be pregnant.
You must take Teveten regularly for it to be effective. Since blood pressure declines gradually, it may be several weeks before you get the full benefit of Teveten. You must continue taking it even if you are feeling well. Teveten does not cure high blood pressure, but keeps it under control.
Who should not take Teveten?Do not take Teveten if you are pregnant or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it or any of its ingredients.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Teveten?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Teveten. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney or liver disease, are on a salt-restricted diet or have high levels of potassium in your blood, if you are taking potassium supplements, or are pregnant or planning on pregnancy.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: The usual dose is 600 milligrams (mg) once daily with or without food.
How should I take Teveten?Teveten can be taken with or without food. Try to establish a regular routine by taking it at the same time each day. This reduces the chance that you'll forget a dose.
What should I avoid while taking Teveten?Teveten may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Teveten.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Teveten?If Teveten is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Teveten with any of the following: potassium supplements or potassium-sparing diuretics (water pills), such as amiloride, spironolactone, or triamterene.
What are the possible side effects of Teveten?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat
Can I receive Teveten if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Teveten should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Teveten?If you miss a dose of Teveten, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Teveten?Store at room temperature.
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