What are the risks of taking eprosartan mesylate and hydrochlorothiazide?

Eprosartan mesylate and hydrochlorothiazide can cause serious harm to a developing fetus, so don't take this drug if you are pregnant. Eprosartan mesylate belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Some research suggests that these types of medications may cause a slightly increased risk of cancer. However, it's not clear whether ARBs such as eprosartan mesylate cause cancer. Changes in kidney functions may occur. Some people develop side effects such as dizziness, back pain, fatigue, upper respiratory infection, viral infections, inflamation of the nose or throat, or a chronic cough. Contact your doctor if you have these side effects. Make sure your doctor is aware of all medications or supplements you are taking. This medication is known to interact or worsen side effects with: diuretics, other antihypertensives, barbiturates, narcotics, insulin, oral antidiabetics, cholestyramine, colestipol resins, corticosteroids, skeletal muscle relaxants, lithium, digitalis, and NSAIDs. Avoid alcohol while taking this medication.

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