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Cortel 20mg Tablet

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Telmisartan(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

The composition of Cortel 20mg Tab contains the salt telmisartan, which belongs to the angiotensin receptor antagonist class of medicines that are used to improve blood flow. It is an anti-hypersensitive medication.
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Uses of Cortel 20mg Tab

  • Diabetic kidney disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Myocardial infarctions (dysfunction of the lower- left chamber of the heart)
  • Chronic heart failure

Contraindications of Cortel 20mg Tab

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels in the kidney)
  • Allergy to the medicine
  • Pregnancy

Side effects of Cortel 20mg Tab

  • Vomiting
  • Swelling or dry mouth
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Decreased haemoglobin
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Fainting
  • Spinning of the head
  • Rash, swelling of the face, lips and throat, deranged kidney function and depression

Precautions and Warnings of Cortel 20mg Tab


Can I take Cortel 20mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be administered during pregnancy or if you are trying to conceive as it is harmful to the foetus.

Breast Feeding

Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
It is unsafe to take this medicine while breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
It is safe to drive while using this medicine. However, if you experience any side effects, avoid driving or operating tools and machines.


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Do not consume alcohol with this medicine as it may lead to an increased risk of side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You wish to administer this medicine to a child
  • You wish to alter or stop taking this medicine
  • You have completed your course

Mode of Action of Cortel 20mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Cortel 20mg Tab works by preventing the binding of angiotensin-ll (which is responsible for the constriction of the blood vessels) to its receptors, causing the blood vessels to relax.

Directions for Use of Cortel 20mg Tab

  • Administer this medication as prescribed by your doctor
  • This medicine is for oral use only
  • Swallow the tablet whole with water
  • Do not chew, crush or break this medicine
  • Do not take this medication without a doctor's prescription

Interactions of Cortel 20mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Azathioprine
  • Aliskiren
  • Lithium
  • Aspirin

Interactions with food items

Cortel 20mg Tab for the treatment of diabetic kidney disorder has interactions with food products that have high levels of potassium. It is advisable to avoid food with high salt content as it is known to decrease the effect of the therapy.
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Other general Interactions

  • Renal artery stenosis (narrow blood vessels in the kidney)
  • Liver or kidney disorders

Storage and disposal of Cortel 20mg Tab

Keep this medicine away from the children Do not use this medicine past the expiration date mentioned on it Store this medicine in a closed container Store this medicine at room temperatures not exceeding 25 degrees celsius Follow medical waste management protocol in the disposal of this medicine
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Dosage of Cortel 20mg Tab


Overdose of this medicine can lead to adverse side effects. If you think you have taken more medicine than you should have, get immediate medical help.

Missed a Dose

Cortel 20mg Tab dosage is a prescribed course for a set duration; hence, avoid missing a dose. If you miss a dose, try to administer this medicine as soon as you remember. But, if it is time for the following dose, skip the missed dose. Do not compensate for it by doubling the dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I tell my healthcare provider before beginning treatment with this medicine?

A: Report your complete medical history along with any history of diabetes and the usage of antidiabetic medications.

Q: Is this medicine legal in India?

A: Yes, this medicine is legally available in India. Produce a valid medical prescription to purchase this medication.

Q: Can I purchase this medication over the counter?

A: The use of this medicine is restricted to a doctor's prescription. Do not purchase the medicine without a valid prescription.

Q: Can I refer this medicine to a family member/friend who seems to have the same symptoms?

A: Do not refer this medicine to anyone, even if their symptoms are similar to yours.

Q: How long should I take this medicine?

A: Your doctor will determine the duration and the course of this medication.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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