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Cortel 40mg Tablet
Cortel 40mg Tablet

Cortel 40mg Tablet

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Telmisartan(40.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

The composition of Cortel 40mg Tab is telmisartan. It is an antihypertensive medicine and is categorised as an angiotensin receptor antagonist (ARA). It stops narrowing of the blood vessels, hence reducing the blood pressure and improving the blood flow.
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Uses of Cortel 40mg Tab

  • High blood pressure
  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Diabetic kidney disease

Contraindications of Cortel 40mg Tab

  • Pregnancy
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of a blood vessel in the kidney)
  • Allergy to the medicine

Side effects of Cortel 40mg Tab

  • Common side effects of Cortel 40mg Tab include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, decreased blood pressure, rashes, swelling of lips, face and throat, fainting and spinning of head
  • Serious side effects of the medicine include decreased haemoglobin, increase in white blood cells, upper respiratory tract infection, deranged kidney function, depression, swelling and muscle pain

Precautions and Warnings of Cortel 40mg Tab


Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
It should not be consumed during pregnancy as it can severely harm the foetus.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
It is not safe to use while breastfeeding. Limited data is available regarding its effects on the breastfed infant; hence, consult your doctor for a safer alternative.


Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine does not have any effect on your driving ability. However, be careful if you experience symptoms like drowsiness and dizziness.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Consuming alcohol can lower blood pressure and increase drowsiness and sedation.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have a history of angioedema, excessive diarrhoea and vomiting, liver disease, heart disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, narrowing of blood vessels and diabetes-related kidney problems.

Mode of Action of Cortel 40mg Tab

How Does It Work?

A substance called angiotensin-II is produced by the body which helps in constricting the blood vessels and increasing blood pressure. The medicine inhibits the binding of angiotensin-II to its receptors, relaxes the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure.
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Directions for Use of Cortel 40mg Tab

Always take this medicine under your physician's guidance. Do not alter the dose by yourself. Do not stop taking the medicine before the end of your treatment.

Interactions of Cortel 40mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

The medicine can react with NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), aspirin, lithium, azathioprine, aliskiren, diuretics and ACE inhibitors.

Interactions with food items

Foods containing high levels of potassium should not be consumed while taking the medicine as it can lead to weakness, confusion, irregular heartbeat, tingling in the extremities and heaviness in the legs. Low salt diet is advised during the course of the medicine.
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Storage and disposal of Cortel 40mg Tab

Store the medicine at room temperature. It should be kept in a cool and dry place and should not come in direct contact with sunlight, heat and moisture. Do not keep it within the reach of children and pets. Discard the expired medicines.
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Dosage of Cortel 40mg Tab


Follow the dosage of Cortel 40mg Tab as prescribed by your doctor. Overdosing can cause increased heart rate, dizziness, extremely low blood pressure, loss of consciousness, increased levels of potassium in the blood and kidney failure. Seek medical help immediately.
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly the time for the next dose, then follow your schedule and skip the already missed dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: When and how must I consume this medicine?

A: It should be taken according to your doctor's advice; usually, it is taken twice a day.

Q: What information should I share with my doctor before starting this medicine?

A: Inform your doctor about your past and present medical history, especially if you have diabetes or are taking any medications or supplements. Track your blood sugar carefully during the first month as this medicine can cause changes in the blood sugar levels.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:53 AM (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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