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Cortel 80mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Cortel 80mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Cortel 80mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Telmisartan(80.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Cortel 80mg Tab is an antihypersensitive medication which belongs to the angiotensin receptor inhibitors or antagonists family of medicines and is used for improving the blood flow. The generic name of the medicine is telmisartan.
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Uses of Cortel 80mg Tab

The uses of Cortel 80mg Tab are in the management and regulation of high blood pressure. It is also used to treat myocardial infarction (heart attack characterised by the dysfunction of left lower chamber of the heart), diabetic kidney disorders and chronic heart failure.
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Contraindications of Cortel 80mg Tab

  • Allergic to this medicine or medicines of the same group
  • Liver or kidney diseases
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessel in kidneys)
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women

Side effects of Cortel 80mg Tab

  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swelling
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased levels of haemoglobin
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Fainting
  • Spinning of head
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the face, lips and throat
  • Deranged functioning of the kidneys
  • Depression

Precautions and Warnings of Cortel 80mg Tab


Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
The administration of this medicine is harmful during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive. Women of child-bearing age, who are prescribed this medicine, should discuss the effective contraceptive methods with their doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
It is unsafe to use this medicine during breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and finally to the infant, causing various side effects.


Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
It may be safe to drive while taking this medicine as it does not inhibit your ability to drive; however, at the event of any of the side effects, kindly avoid driving and operating tools and machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with Cortel 80mg Tab?
Kindly avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages along with this medicine as it is unsafe and may cause adverse effects like damage to the liver.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from renal artery stenosis (constriction of blood vessels in the kidney) or liver or kidney disorders
  • You are allergic to this medicine or other medicines of the same group
  • You are currently pregnant (or planning pregnancy) or breastfeeding

Mode of Action of Cortel 80mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The composition of Cortel 80mg Tab prevents the binding of angiotensin-ll (a chemical substance that constricts the blood vessels) to its receptors, thereby leading to the relaxation of blood vessels to ensure a smooth flow of blood.
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Directions for Use of Cortel 80mg Tab

Administer this medication as prescribed by your doctor. Do not overdose yourself with this medicine at any costs. This medicine is for oral use only. This medicine should not be chewed or crushed but swallowed whole with water.
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Interactions of Cortel 80mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

This medicine interacts with aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) (ibuprofen, naproxen), potassium-containing supplements, warfarin, lithium, digoxin, ramipril, oral contraceptive and cough syrups.
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Interactions with food items

This medicine is known to interact with food products with high levels of potassium. Kindly avoid food with high salt content as it is known to decrease the effect of this medicine.

Other general Interactions

This medicine is known to interact with medical condition such as renal artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels in the kidneys) and liver or kidney disorders. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to opt for alternative medications.
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Storage and disposal of Cortel 80mg Tab

This medicine is supposed to be kept at ambient temperature not exceeding 25°C, away from sunlight, moisture, heat and reach of children. This medicine should not be consumed after the expiry date. Medical waste management protocols suggested by your pharmacist should be followed in the disposal of this medicine.
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Dosage of Cortel 80mg Tab


The overdose of Cortel 80mg Tab causes irregular heartbeat, dizziness, low blood pressure and fainting. In the case of an overdose (accidental or otherwise), a swift medical attention is vital.

Missed a Dose

If you happen to miss a dose, kindly take the medicine at the earliest whenever you recall it. If it is time for the following scheduled dose, then skip the missed dose and follow the regular scheduled dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What information should I provide my healthcare provider before starting this medicine?

A: It is crucial to notify your doctor about the complete information regarding your medical/surgical history and the intake of all prescription, non-prescription, and herbal medications, including for diabetes.

Q: Can I refer this medicine to people with similar medical conditions?

A: It is not advisable to refer this medication to others, even if their condition is similar to that of yours. The use of this medicine is restricted to a valid medical prescription only.

Q: Is this medicine available in other forms?

A: Yes, the composition of this medicine is available in the form of solution for intravenous administration (injection). However, it should be only administered if it is advised by your doctor.

Q: How safe is this medicine for prolonged use?

A: If this medicine is used as per doctor's prescription and direction without altering, stopping or starting on your own, then it is safe to use it for a prolonged (prescribed duration of the course) period of time.

Q: What is the duration of the course of this medicine?

A: Your doctor will determine the duration of the course of the medication based on the specifications of the condition and the test results.
Last Updated on: 09 Oct 2020 | 05:30 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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