Cresar 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S is an antihypertensive medicine which is used to improve the blood flow. It belongs to the class of medicines known as angiotensin receptor inhibitors or antagonists. The generic name of the medicine is telmisartan.
Uses of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S
The uses of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S are for treating high blood pressure, myocardial infarction (heart attack distinguished by the improper functioning in the left lower chamber of the heart), diabetic kidney diseases and chronic heart failure.
Contraindications of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S
- Renal artery stenosis (narrow blood vessels in kidneys)
- Liver or kidney diseases
- Allergic to the this medicines or medicine of same class
Side effects of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Drop in blood pressure
- Spinning sensation in head
- Swelling occurring in the face, lips and throat
- Improper functioning of the kidneys
- Dry mouth
- Decreased levels of haemoglobin
Precautions and Warnings of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Do not use this medicine during the tenure or if you are planning to conceive as it is harmful for the unborn baby. Women of child-bearing age, who are prescribed this medicine, should opt for effective contraceptive methods.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine should not be administered during breastfeeding because it is not safe for the infant.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine is not known to inhibit your ability to drive; hence, it is safe to drive after the use of this medicine. However, if you experience any adverse effects after its administration, kindly do not drive or operate on tools and machinery.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Kindly avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages along with this medicine as it is unsafe and may cause adverse effects.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You are suffering from renal artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels in the kidneys), liver and kidney disorders and allergic to this medicine or other medicines of the same group You have completed the course of this medicine You are currently pregnant (or planning pregnancy) or breastfeeding or want to start, change or stop the use of this medicine
Mode of Action of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
The composition of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S works by preventing the binding of angiotensin-ll (a substance produced that constricts the blood vessels) to its receptors, therefore causing the blood vessels to relax and ensuring a smoother natural flow of blood.
Directions for Use of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S
The dosage of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S should be taken as per doctor's advice. There will be harmful side effects if you overdose yourself with this medicine beyond the prescribed dose. Swallow (not chew or crush) this medicine whole with water.
Interactions of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
Medicines such as aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (ibuprofen and naproxen), potassium-rich supplements, warfarin, lithium, digoxin, ramipril, oral contraceptive and cough syrups are known to have harmful interactions with this medicine.
Interactions with food items
This medicine interacts with food with high levels of potassium, so it is best to avoid the same. Also, avoid food with high salt content in order to achieve an effective response to its treatment.
Other general Interactions
Patients with renal artery stenosis (a condition which causes the narrowing of blood vessels in the kidneys) and liver or kidney disorders are requested to opt for alternative medicines from their doctors.
Storage and disposal of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S
This medicine needs to be kept in a closed container (ambient temperature) away from moisture, light, heat and reach of children. Kindly adhere to the medical waste management instructions provided by your pharmacist while disposing this medicine.
Dosage of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S
Overdose of Cresar 20mg Tab 15'S may lead to side effects such as irregular heartbeat, dizziness, low blood pressure and fainting. In the case of an overdose (accidental or otherwise), immediate and swift medical help is recommended.
Missed a Dose
In case of a missed dose, kindly take the medicine at the earliest and if it is time for the impending scheduled dose, then skip the missed dose and avoid doubling the dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know before starting to use this medicine?
A: It is essential to notify your doctor about your complete surgical and medical history along with the information of all prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications, especially for diabetes.
Q: What are the home remedies that can increase the effect of this medicine?
A: Appropriate and suitable lifestyle changes along with proper diet and regular exercise accompanied with the use of the medicine can increase the response to the effective of this medicine.
Q: Is the dosage of this medicine standard across all the patients?
A: The dosage of the medicine differs from person to person based on the specifics of their respective medical conditions and test results. Use this medicine only if it is prescribed by your doctor.
Q: How long should I take this medicine?
A: Your doctor will determine the duration of the course of this medicine based on your condition. At the completion of the course, kindly do a follow-up visit with your doctor to determine whether or not to continue this medication.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:11 PM (IST)
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