What is Inspra used for?
Inspra is used to treat high blood pressure. It can be
used either alone or with other medicines for high blood pressure.
Who should not take Inspra?
You should not take Inspra if you have any of the following conditions:
- high potassium level
- type 2 diabetes with protein in the urine (microalbuminuria)
- kidney disease
You should not take Inspra if you take the following medicines:
- potassium supplements or medicines called potassium sparing diuretics ("water pills") such as amiloride, spironolactone or triamterene
Inspra can increase potassium levels in the body. High potassium levels can cause irregular and dangerous heartbeats, and sometimes death. Your
doctor may do regular blood tests to check your potassium levels if you are at risk for getting a high potassium level.
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Inspra works or Inspra may affect how your other medicines work. Some medicines may increase your chances of getting a high potassium level if you take them with Inspra. Do not take other medicines while you are taking Inspra unless your
health care provider has told you it is okay.
Tell your health care provider if you are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
What are some possible side effects of Inspra? (This is NOT
a complete list of side effects reported with Inspra. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
The most common side effects with Inspra include headache and
For more detailed information about Inspra, ask your health care
provider or pharmacist.
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2002/21437lbl.pdf Link to
Inspra's approved label