Teveten 400mg Tablets 28


Drug Name: eprosartan
Our Price $11.50
PBS $23.93
Concession $12.20
Safety Net $7.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Teveten 400mg Tablets 28

Teveten 400mg Tablets 28

Product ID: 56626

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet?

This leaflet answers some of the common questions about TEVETEN. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Please read this leaflet before you start taking TEVETEN. If you are helping someone else take TEVETEN, please read this leaflet before you give the first dose.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking TEVETEN against the benefits they expect it will have for you.

If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet with the medication. You may want to read it again.

What TEVETEN is used for

The name of your medicine is TEVETEN, which is also known as eprosartan.

TEVETEN lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension.

There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing if you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked regularly. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.

TEVETEN belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of a substance called angiotensin II. As a result, TEVETEN helps relax the blood vessels and helps lower your blood pressure.

Your doctor may have prescribed TEVETEN for another use.

Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why TEVETEN has been prescribed for you.

There is no evidence that TEVETEN is addictive.

There is no specific information available to recommend the use of TEVETEN in children.

Before you take TEVETEN

When you must not take TEVETEN

Do not take TEVETEN if:
you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients listed in the Ingredients section of this leaflet. Signs of allergic reaction may include itchy skin rash, shortness of breath and swelling of the face or tongue.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have taken TEVETEN before and became unwell.
you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant.
you are breastfeeding, or wish to breastfeed.
the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack has passed.
the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

Before you start to take TEVETEN

Tell your doctor if:
you have had an allergic reaction to any medicine that you have taken previously to treat your high blood pressure.
you have allergies to any substances, such as dyes, foods or preservatives.
you have any of these medical conditions:
- liver problems
- kidney problems
- heart problems
- you have experienced recent excessive vomiting or diarrhoea.
- you are on a salt restricted diet.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor if you are taking or have taken any other medicines recently. These include OTC (over-the-counter) medicines that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. In particular, tell your doctor if you are already taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Some medicines may affect the way other medicines work.

Some medicines can increase the effect of TEVETEN to reduce blood pressure. If your doctor has prescribed another medicine in addition to TEVETEN to lower your blood pressure, you may need to take different amounts of TEVETEN.

Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to tell you more about which medicines can be taken with TEVETEN.

How to take TEVETEN

Follow your doctor's instructions about how and when to take TEVETEN.

Read the directions on the label carefully. If you have any concerns about how to take TEVETEN, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

How much to take

Follow the directions your doctor has given you on how many tablets to take each day. These will be printed on the pharmacy label on the box.

The usual starting dose of TEVETEN is one (600 mg) tablet per day. However, some people may need a lower starting dose. Your doctor may recommend a lower starting dose if you have liver or kidney problems, or if you are over 60 years of age, dehydrated or on diuretics (fluid tablets).

Depending on how your blood pressure responds, your dosage may be increased by your doctor slowly over several weeks up to 800 mg daily. TEVETEN can take 2 to 3 weeks to work fully.

How to take it

Swallow TEVETEN tablets with a full glass of water or another liquid. TEVETEN tablets can be taken with or without food. Do not chew the tablets.

Take TEVETEN regularly at the same time each day. Taking your medicine at the same time each day will give the best effect. It will also help you to remember when to take your medicine.

How long to take it

Continue taking TEVETEN for as long as your doctor prescribes it. TEVETEN helps control your high blood pressure, but does not cure it. Therefore, TEVETEN must be taken every day.

If you forget to take it

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your tablets as you would normally.

DO NOT take two doses within 6 hours of each other.

Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.

If you have trouble remembering to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist for some hints.

If you take too much (Overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (13 11 26) for advice or go to Accident & Emergency at your nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much TEVETEN. Do this even if there are no signs or symptoms of overdosing. If possible, show the doctor the pack of tablets.

While you are using TEVETEN

Things you must do

Be sure to keep all your appointments with your doctor so that your progress can be checked.

If you become pregnant while taking TEVETEN, tell your doctor immediately.

If you feel light-headed, dizzy or faint when getting out of bed or standing up, get up slowly.

Make sure you drink enough water during exercise and hot weather when you are taking TEVETEN, especially if you sweat a lot. If you feel faint or light-headed during exercise or hot weather, speak to your doctor.

Tell your doctor if you have excessive vomiting and/or diarrhoea while taking TEVETEN.

If you are about to be started on a new medicine, tell your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking TEVETEN.

If you plan to have surgery (even at the dentist) that requires a general anaesthetic, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking TEVETEN.

Things you must not do

Do not stop taking TEVETEN without checking with your doctor.

Do not use TEVETEN to treat any other complaints, unless your doctor tells you to.

Do not give TEVETEN to anyone else even if they have the same condition as you.

Things to be careful of

Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how TEVETEN affects you. As with other medicines used to treat high blood pressure, TEVETEN may cause dizziness or light-headedness in some people, especially after the first dose or when your dose is changed. Make sure you know how you react to TEVETEN before you drive a car, operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are dizzy.

Side effects

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you have any problems while taking TEVETEN, even if you do not think the problems are connected with the medicine or are not listed in this leaflet. TEVETEN helps most people with high blood pressure, however, like other medicines TEVETEN may cause some side effects. If they occur, most are likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
headache, dizziness
cough, sore throat
muscle aches and pains

These are common side effects of TEVETEN and are usually mild.

Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
hives or itching (especially of the hands)
reddening of the skin (especially around the ears)
other unusual skin reactions that worry you.

These are serious side effects and may be symptoms of an allergic reaction. Allergy to TEVETEN is rare.

If any of the following occur, stop taking TEVETN and contact your doctor immediately, or go to Accident & Emergency at your nearest hospital:
swelling of limbs, face, eyes, inside the nose, mouth or throat.
shortness of breath, breathing or swallowing difficulties.
unusual tiredness or weakness that is sudden and severe.

These are very serious side effects and may indicate a serious allergic reaction. These side effects are rare.

All possible side effects of TEVETEN may not be currently known. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any other effects.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.

After using TEVETEN

Keep your tablets in the original pack until it is time to take them.
Keep the pack in a cool dry place (below 25°C). Do not store it in the bathroom, near the sink, or leave it in the car on hot days. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children, such as in a locked cupboard one-and-a-half metres above the ground.


If your doctor tells you to stop taking TEVETEN or the tablets have passed their expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any left over.

Product description

What it looks like

TEVETEN 400 mg tablets - Oval-shaped, pink, film coated tablet with "SOLVAY" on one side and "5044" on the other. Packs of 14 or 28 tablets.

TEVETEN 600 mg tablets - White, film coated capsule-shaped tablet with "SOLVAY" on one side and "5046" on the other. Packs of 7 or 28 tablets.


The active ingredient in TEVETEN is eprosartan mesylate.

The inactive ingredients in all TEVETEN tablets are:
microcrystalline cellulose
pregelatinised maize starch
magnesium stearate
titanium dioxide
macrogol 400
polysorbate 80.

Each tablet strength also contains various other ingredients as follows:
400 mg: croscarmellose sodium, iron oxide yellow and iron oxide red
600 mg: crospovidone

TEVETEN tablets do not contain tartrazine or any other azo dyes. Supplier TEVETEN is made in The Netherlands for: Solvay Pharmaceuticals
A division of Solvay Biosciences Pty Ltd.
Level 1 Building 2, 20 Bridge Street
Pymble NSW 2073 Australia
Tel: (02) 944 00 977

This leaflet was prepared in June 2002.

Australian Registration Numbers:
400 mg: AUST R 64400.
600mg: AUST R 73779.

Teveten is a registered trademark
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