Eritel 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
By ERIS LIFE SCIENCES PVT LTD
15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Eritel 20mg Tab consists of the medicine telmisartan, which belongs to antihypertensive (angiotensin receptor inhibitors) group of medicine. It keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.
Uses of Eritel 20mg Tab
- Chronic heart failure
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
Contraindications of Eritel 20mg Tab
- Allergy to this medicine
- Kidney disease (renal artery stenosis)
Side effects of Eritel 20mg Tab
- Common side effects of Eritel 20mg Tab are a drop in blood pressure, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, back pain, muscle pain and weakness
- Severe side effects of this medicine are an increase in white blood cells, a decrease in haemoglobin, fainting, dizziness, depression, dry mouth, muscle pain and swelling of the face, lips, and throat
Precautions and Warnings of Eritel 20mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine can seriously harm the foetus. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers. Speak to your doctor about a safer alternative.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine is not known to affect your driving ability. However, avoid driving if you experience dizziness or drowsiness.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
It is best to avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine. Alcohol can make your blood pressure drop and can increase side effects like sedation or drowsiness.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You experience excessive vomiting or diarrhoea or have a history of angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, throat, and tongue); narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels leading to your kidneys; had a kidney transplant; liver disease; heart failure with or without renal impairment or severe life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias; heart disease; high blood pressure and diabetes-related kidney problems
Mode of Action of Eritel 20mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Angiotensin-II is a substance produced by the body which causes constriction of blood vessels. This leads to an increase in blood pressure. The antihypertensive composition of Eritel 20mg Tab prevents the action of angiotensin-II, thus causing the blood vessels to relax and the blood pressure to decrease.
Directions for Use of Eritel 20mg Tab
Take Eritel 20mg Tab according to the dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Eritel 20mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Several medicines interact with Eritel 20mg Tab. Common interactions include NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen), ACE inhibitors, azathioprine, lithium, aspirin, aliskiren and diuretics. Inform your doctor of all medications you are taking.
Interactions with food items
Follow a low-salt diet. Avoid foods with high potassium content. High levels of potassium in the body may result in symptoms such as confusion, irregular heartbeat, weakness, tingling of the extremities or feelings of heaviness in the legs.
Storage and disposal of Eritel 20mg Tab
Store at room temperature and away from light and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.
Dosage of Eritel 20mg Tab
The symptoms of an overdose of this medicine are an increased heart rate, extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, increased levels of potassium in the blood, kidney failure and loss of consciousness. Seek emergency medical treatment if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What information should I give my doctor before I start treatment with this medicine?
A: Give an account of your past and present medical conditions (especially if you are diabetic) and all the medication, supplements and herbal medicines that you are taking. If you are on antidiabetic medication or insulin, track your blood sugar carefully while taking this medicine, especially in the first month of its use. The combination of antidiabetic medication and this medicine may cause significant changes in your blood sugar levels. Other medicines like aspirin and painkillers diminish this tablet's effect on blood pressure. Hence, it is important to share your complete medical history.
Q: When and how do I take this medicine?
A: Only take this medicine if it has been prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Is this medicine addictive or habit forming?
A: No, there is no evidence that this medicine is addictive.
Q: Can I stop taking this medicine if my blood pressure comes under control?
A: No, do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q: How long does it take for this medicine to work?
A: You may see an improvement within a few days of starting the treatment.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:18 PM (IST)
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