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Astrotel 40mg Tab
Astrotel 40mg Tab

Astrotel 40mg Tab

By ASTROPHEL PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
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Composition:

Telmisartan(40.0 Mg)

Therapeutic classification:

Anti-hypertensive
therapy

Medical Description

Astrotel 40mg Tab contains telmisartan, which belongs to the class of medicines called angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARA). It is used to lower high blood pressure.

Uses of Astrotel 40mg Tab

  • Chronic heart failure
  • Heart Attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetic kidney disease

Contraindications of Astrotel 40mg Tab

  • Allergic to the medicine
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrow blood vessels of the kidney)

Side effects of Astrotel 40mg Tab

  • Common effects of Astrotel 40mg Tab are low blood pressure, headache, dizziness, rash, swelling of face, lips and throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Severe side effects are upper respiratory tract infection, deranged kidney function, increased white blood cells count, depression, dry mouth, muscle pain and low haemoglobin count

Precautions and Warnings of Astrotel 40mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
A:
Do not take this medicine while pregnant or while planning pregnancy as it can harm the foetus.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
Enough information is not available on the safety of this medicine while breastfeeding, but it is advisable to consult your doctor first and then begin treatment if your breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
A:
If side effects like dizziness or drowsiness persist than do not drive if you have consumed this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
A:
Alcohol reduces blood pressure and induce side effects like dizziness or sedation and thus must be avoided while on treatment with this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have or have had angioedema (characterised by swelling of the face, lips, throat and tongue); excessive vomiting or diarrhoea, history of narrowing of blood vessels, kidney transplant, liver disease, or heart failure with or without renal infarction or life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.
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Mode of Action of Astrotel 40mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The ARA composition of Astrotel 40mg Tab prevents blood vessels from narrowing and thus lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

Directions for Use of Astrotel 40mg Tab

Astrotel 40mg Tab must be swallowed whole as per the dosage prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Astrotel 40mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

This medicine has shown interactions with aspirin and NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, azathioprine, lithium, aspirin, aliskiren, and diuretics and other medicines that increase blood potassium levels.

Interactions with food items

Avoid food high in potassium content as high potassium levels in the blood while consuming this medicine can cause weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of extremities and feeling of heaviness in the legs.
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Storage and disposal of Astrotel 40mg Tab

Store this medicine at room temperature and away from excess heat, moisture and light.

Dosage of Astrotel 40mg Tab

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine might cause increased heart rate, low blood pressure, dizziness, increased level of potassium in the blood, kidney failure and loss of consciousness. Seek medical help if an overdose occurs.
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose immediately, but do not double the dosage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Before taking the medicine, what should I inform my doctor?

A: Inform your doctor about all your ongoing medication, most importantly if you are on antidiabetic medication; consumption of antidiabetic medicine along with this medicine abruptly changes the blood sugar levels by virtue of their interaction. Also, mention if you are taking aspirin and painkillers as they can also interfere in the mode of action of this medicine.

Q: How to consume this medicine?

A: This medicine is unusually taken twice per day, but it is recommended to take it as per your doctor's instructions.
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2019 | 09:56 PM (IST)

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