What should I know about eprosartan before taking it?

It is very important that you keep taking eprosartan even if you feel better, because you could still have high blood pressure even if you don't have symptoms. While using eprosartan, do not take salt substitutes or potassium supplements without speaking to your doctor. You also should avoid alcoholic drinks, as this may increase the side effects of the medication. Keep all follow-up appointments. Your condition needs to be monitored to make sure that the medication is helping you and not harming you.

Eprosartan should never be taken during pregnancy. It could cause birth defects or death in a baby if taken during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. If you do become pregnant during treatment, stop taking eprosartan and call your doctor immediately.

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