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Generic name: eplerenone (ep-LER-e-none) ep-LER-e-noneep-LER-e”
Drug classes: aldosterone receptor antagonists, potassium-sparing diuretics

What's Inspra?

Inspra can be used in order to reduce the chance of dying from the heart following a cardiac attack.Inspra can also be utilized to manage hypertension.Inspra is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Inspra

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as an allergic reaction to hives, extreme stomach pain, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat,

Inspra may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • You feel lightheaded, like you've passed out.
  • Diarrhea, vomiting;
  • Minimal or no urination
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeats;
  • Difficulty breathing;
  • Swelling in your legs or feet swelling in your lower legs or feet
  • High potassium; nausea; weak and tingling sensations; chest pain; irregular heartbeats decreased movement.

Common adverse effects of Inspra can include:

  • High potassium
  • Headache

It's not a complete list of all possible side effects, but other things might occur. Ask your doctor for advice regarding the medical consequences. It is possible to report any side negative effects at your FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

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It is possible that you will not be able to take Inspra in the case of an extreme kidney condition, high levels of potassium in your blood, or the type 2 form of diabetes with elevated amounts of albumin (a protein) in your urine.

Discuss with your doctor all the medications you are currently taking and all the ones you will begin or stop taking. Numerous drugs can interact, and certain medications should not be taken together.

Before you take this drug

It is possible that you will not be able to use this medication if you are intolerant of Inspra or suffer from:

  • The levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia);
  • Kidney disease severe
  • Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increase in albumin (a protein) in your urine.

Certain medicines may cause undesirable or harmful effects when used together with Inspra. Your doctor could alter the treatment plan in the event that you use any of the following:

  • Nefazodone;
  • A potassium supplement;
  • An antibiotic—clarithromycin, telithromycin;
  • Antifungal medicine: itraconazole, ketoconazole;
  • Diuretic, also known as a "water pill"—amiloride, spironolactone, triamterene,
  • Antiviral medicine used to treat HIV/AIDS: indinavir (nelfinavir), ritonavir, and saquinavir.

Speak to your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Kidney disease;
  • Diabetes;
  • Liver disease;
  • Excessive cholesterol or triglycerides;
  • If you are taking any other blood pressure or heart medication,

Inform your doctor if you are nursing or pregnant.

It isn't known if Inspra can harm an unborn baby. But having high blood pressure during pregnancy could result in complications like diabetes or eclampsia (dangerously excessive blood pressure that could cause medical issues for both the mother and the baby). Heart failure may become more severe during pregnancy and can lead to complications, such as premature birth. The advantages of treating heart failure or hypertension can outweigh any risk for the baby.This medicine can alter fertileness (the ability to bear children) for men.

How to Inspra?

Follow the directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides and instruction sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Follow the medication precisely as prescribed.Inspra can be taken in conjunction with food or withyou might require blood tests, and your blood pressure needs to be monitored regularly.

If you are suffering from hypertension, continue taking Inspra even if you're feeling good. A high blood pressure can have no signs. It is possible that you will need blood pressure medication throughout your life.Put it in a dry, cool area away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You should take the medication as quickly as you are able, but do not take any missed doses if it's close to the time of the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact for help at the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid using salt substitutes or potassium supplements unless your physician has advised you to.

Interaction with other drug

Inform your doctor about the medicines you are taking currently. Numerous drugs can impact Inspra, particularly:

  • Lithium;
  • Heart or blood pressure medicine--amiodarone, benazepril, diltiazem, dronedarone, enalapril, lidocaine, lisinopril, olmesartan, valsartan, verapamil, and others; or
  • The nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac (also known as indomethacin), diclofe, and many more.

This isn't a complete list, and other medications may impact Inspra. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions with drugs listed here.



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