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Eplerenone Tablets is a medicine known as a diuretic (water pill). It is mainly used in the treatment of heart failure and high blood pressure. It is also used to reduce swelling (edema) caused by some other conditions.
Eplerenone Tablets can be taken with or without food, but you should take it, in the same way, each time to get the most benefit. Taking it with food can reduce some side effects and taking it early in the day can prevent you from having to get up at night to go to the toilet. You should keep using this medicine as it has been prescribed, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, lifestyle changes such as taking regular exercise and changes to your diet may increase the effectiveness of this medicine.
The common side effects include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, and cough. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects.
You should be careful about using Eplerenone Tablets if you have kidney problems or are unable to urinate. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart disease or you are pregnant. Also let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are using as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. While using this medicine, you may be advised to limit your intake of salt or salt substitutes, and you should have your blood pressure checked frequently. Some other tests will be done to monitor your progress.