Teveten® (eprosartan mesylate) belongs to the newest class of drugs available for the treatment of hypertension. It is an angiotensin-2 receptor antagonist (AIIA). Teveten® works by blocking the action of a substance in the body that causes blood vessels to tighten. As a result it relaxes blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure. Solvay Pharmaceuticals acquired the marketing, manufacturing, and development rights for Teveten® from Smith Kline Beecham.
Teveten® is indicated for use either alone or in combination with other antihypertensives. In registration trials involving more than 2,300 patients Teveten® 600 mg taken once a day has been shown to reduce blood pressure effectively. Furthermore, the product has been shown to be effective regardless of patient age, gender, race, or severity of disease. Teveten® is now available in more than 40 countries worldwide, including all European countries and the United States.

In 2002 we introduced TEVETEN® Plus (a combination of eprosartan and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide) for treating hypertension. Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a group of medicines known as diuretics, or water (fluid) tablets. It works by making your kidneys pass more water and salt. This helps in reducing high blood pressure and some forms of swelling.
Teveten Plus is now available in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria and South Korea. Further introductions of Teveten® Plus throughout the world are planned for the near future.

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries (blood vessels), which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body and it contributes to hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis. Hypertension is a serious condition that can damage the blood vessels, and can eventually lead to several other conditions, like stroke, heart failure, heart attack, kidney failure and vision problems.

Two numbers are used to describe blood pressure:

  • The systolic pressure (the higher and first number) measures the force that blood exerts on the artery walls as the heart contracts to pump out the blood.
  • The diastolic pressure (the lower and second number) is the measurement of force as the heart relaxes to allow the blood to flow into the heart.

The European Society of Hypertension defines several categories of blood pressure, including:






 ≤ 80




 High normal



 Grade 1 hypertension (mild)



 Grade 2 hypertension (moderate)



 Grade 3 hypertension (severe)

  ≥ 180

 ≥ 110

 Isolated systolic hypertension

 ≥ 140

 ≤ 90

People whose blood pressure is above the normal range should consult their doctor about methods for lowering it.

The exact causes of hypertension are not known. Several factors and conditions may play a role in its development, including: genetics, obesity, lack of physical activity, too much salt in the diet, too much alcohol consumption (no more than 1 to 2 drinks per day), stress, older age. Since there are no symptoms or signs of hypertension, people usually don’t feel it. In fact, nearly one-third of those who have hypertension doesn’t know it. The only way to know if you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked.

How to prevent high blood pressure?

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can make you two to six times more likely to develop high blood pressure than if you are at your desirable weight. Even small amounts of weight loss can make a big difference in helping to prevent and treat high blood pressure.
  • Get regular exercise: People who are physically active have a lower risk of getting high blood pressure — 20%-50% lower — than people who are not active. Even light activities, if done daily, can help lower your risk.
  • Reduce salt intake: Often, when people with high blood pressure cut back on salt, their blood pressure falls. Cutting back on salt also prevents blood pressure from rising.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all: Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure. So to help prevent high blood pressure, if you drink alcohol, limit how much you drink to no more than two drinks a day.
  • Reduce Stress: Stress can make blood pressure go up and over time may contribute to the cause of high blood pressure. There are many steps you can take to reduce your stress.

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