Arbitel 20mg Tablet
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Arbitel 20mg Tab is an antihypertensive with a composition of telmisartan. The medicine is used in conditions of high blood pressure and for easy blood circulation throughout the body.
Uses of Arbitel 20mg Tab
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart failure
- History of heart attack
- Blood circulation without any complication
Contraindications of Arbitel 20mg Tab
- Individuals suffering from a condition called renal artery stenosis in which one or both the arteries that carry blood to the kidneys start narrowing
- People allergic to the medicine
Side effects of Arbitel 20mg Tab
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fainting or spinning
- Muscular pain
- Respiratory tract infection
- Rise in white blood cell count
Precautions and Warnings of Arbitel 20mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine is not safe to prescribe to a pregnant woman.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not safe with breastfeeding. A consultation is advised to discuss an alternative or if extremely necessary, then to pause feeding for the duration of the prescription.
Can I drive if I have consumed the tablet?
If side effects like dizziness or fainting are persistent, one must not take up driving.
Can I consume alcohol with the tablet?
Consumption of alcohol is not advised while taking the medicine as alcohol also decreases the blood pressure and both together can result in hypotension.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have an irregular heartbeat.
Mode of Action of Arbitel 20mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Angiotensin II works by binding blood vessels, which forces them to contract and increase the pressure of the blood flowing in them. This medicine works by inhibiting the function of angiotensin II, which results in decreasing blood pressure as the blood vessels relax and let the blood to flow with ease.
Directions for Use of Arbitel 20mg Tab
Take the prescribed Arbitel 20mg Tab dosage until instructed differently.
Interactions of Arbitel 20mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Taking the medicine with diuretics can result in the working of the medicine being hampered
- NSAIDs, when coupled with the medicine, are likely to result in increased side effects of Arbitel 20mg Tab and hampering the working of the antihypertensive
Interactions with food items
No complications with food products are known.
Other general Interactions
Individuals suffering from angio-oedema are advised to discuss it out first with a doctor before moving forward with the medication. Angio-oedema is a condition where the layer under the skin starts to swell.
Storage and disposal of Arbitel 20mg Tab
The medicine is advised to be stored at room temperatures, away from any moisture or heat.
Dosage of Arbitel 20mg Tab
Overdosing on this medicine is a medical emergency. It is advised to rush the person to an emergency room. The symptoms are fainting, pounding heartbeat, kidney failure and increased potassium levels in the blood
Missed a Dose
A missed dose must be made up as early as possible but not risking it to be a double dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can smoking result in a complication in individuals on the medicine?
A: Smoking and nicotine content in the blood results in narrowing of blood vessels, which can increase blood pressure and result in a stroke.
Q: Is it safe to take painkillers along with the medicine?
A: No, over-the-counter painkillers are deemed unsafe to couple with the medicine. Taking it can result in heightening side effects.
Q: What are the complications of having a high potassium-content diet?
A: Taking a diet with excessive salt or potassium can increase blood pressure. Also, the high content of potassium results in heavy limbs, along with hypertension.
Q: What is the onset period for the medicine?
A: It takes around a couple of hours for the medicine to start working on the condition.
Q: When is it safe to quit the medication?
A: Withdrawing from medicines like antihypertensives is done slowly over time. A sudden off from the prescription can result in the blood pressure rising up and in several cases triggering a stroke.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 01:50 PM (IST)
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