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Cresar 80mg Tablet
Cresar 80mg Tablet

Cresar 80mg Tablet

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Telmisartan(80.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Cresar 80mg Tab belongs to the group of angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARAs). It helps in lowering the levels of high blood pressure. The generic name of the medicine is telmisartan.

Uses of Cresar 80mg Tab

The uses of Cresar 80mg Tab are in the control and treatment of high blood pressure, myocardial infarction (distinguished by the dysfunction of left lower chamber of the heart), diabetic kidney disorders and chronic heart failure.
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Contraindications of Cresar 80mg Tab

  • Allergic to this medicine or other angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARAs)
  • Liver or kidney diseases
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women

Side effects of Cresar 80mg Tab

  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and upper respiratory tract infection
  • Deranged kidney function
  • Increased in white blood cells
  • Depression
  • Swelling, dry mouth
  • Decreased haemoglobin
  • Muscle pain
  • Rashes or swelling of the face, lips and throat (severe)

Precautions and Warnings of Cresar 80mg Tab


Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
No, the use of this medicine should be avoided during pregnancy and even if you are planning for pregnancy as it can cause harm to the foetus. If you are of child-bearing age and has been prescribed this medicine, you should discuss this effective contraceptive measures with the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
The administration of this medicine is not recommended during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for a safer alternative.


Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
It usually does not affect your driving ability. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness after its administration, avoid driving until you feel alright.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
No, alcohol intake must be avoided as it can cause a drop in blood pressure and increase in side effects like sedation and drowsiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have excessive vomiting or diarrhoea; history of angioedema (swelling of lips, face, throat, tongue); blockage or narrowing of blood vessels in kidneys; undergone kidney transplant; liver disease; heart failure with or without renal impairment; heart disease and severe cardiac arrhythmias; or high blood pressure and diabetes-related kidney problems.
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Mode of Action of Cresar 80mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The composition of Cresar 80mg Tab acts on angiotensin-II, a substance that binds to its receptors leading to the constriction of the blood vessels, thus increasing the blood pressure. This medicine hinders the binding of angiotensin-II to its receptors, causing the blood vessels to relax, therefore reducing the blood pressure.
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Directions for Use of Cresar 80mg Tab

The medicine is taken by mouth as directed by the doctor usually once daily, with or without food. The dosage depends upon your medical condition and response to treatment.

Interactions of Cresar 80mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Aspirin and NSAIDs
  • All ACE inhibitors, azathioprine, lithium and aliskiren
  • Diuretics that increase potassium levels

Interactions with food items

Avoid taking high potassium-containing foods and high-fat content.

Other general Interactions

Individuals with medical conditions such as renal artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels in the kidneys) and liver or kidney disorders are suggested to opt for other medicines for their respective conditions. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are also advised to avoid this medicine.
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Storage and disposal of Cresar 80mg Tab

It should be kept in the room (ambient) temperature free from sunlight, moisture and heat. Properly dispose of the medicines which are expired or no longer used through standard waste management procedures.
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Dosage of Cresar 80mg Tab


The overdose symptoms of Cresar 80mg Tab are increased heart rate, extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, increased levels of potassium in the blood, loss of consciousness or kidney failure. Please seek immediate emergency medical help if you experience any of these symptoms.
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Missed a Dose

If you have skipped the dose, then take it as soon as you recall it. If it is nearly time for the next scheduled dose, avoid the missed dose. Do not take double doses to compensate for the missed one.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is the medicine safe for old people?

A: Yes, it is safe to be administered by old people. But people with more than 65 years are recommended to be prescribed lower dosage than adults.

Q: What will happen if I stop the medicine suddenly?

A: Sudden stoppage of this medicine can cause an unexpected rise in blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Do not stop the medicine without the proper consultation of the doctor.

Q: What can happen if I take too much medicine?

A: You may feel dizziness, irregular heartbeats and a loss of consciousness. If you experience these symptoms, immediately report your doctor.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:16 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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