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Eritel 20mg Tablet

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Telmisartan(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Eritel 20mg Tab is an antihypertensive medicine. It is classified as an angiotensin receptor inhibitor, also known as angiotensin receptor antagonist (ARA). The medicine inhibits narrowing of the blood vessels, thus reducing blood pressure and improving blood flow.
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Uses of Eritel 20mg Tab

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

Contraindications of Eritel 20mg Tab

  • Allergic reaction to Telmisartan
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of a blood vessel in kidney)

Side effects of Eritel 20mg Tab

  • Common side effects of Eritel 20mg Tab include drop in blood pressure, headache and dizziness.
  • Serious side effects include rash, swelling of the face, lips and throat
  • Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infection, deranged kidney function, increas in white blood cells, fainting, spinning of head, depression, dry mouth. decrease in haemoglobin and muscle pain
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Precautions and Warnings of Eritel 20mg Tab


Can I take Eritel 20mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be taken during pregnancy as it can harm the unborn baby. Do not take it if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Eritel 20mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Since there is no sufficient data on whether Telmisartan passes into the breast milk or not, this medicine is not recommended to be used while breastfeeding. Do seek your doctor's advice for a safer alternative.


Can I drive if I have taken Eritel 20mg Tab?
While this medicine does not have any effect on your driving ability, avoid driving in case you experience symptoms like drowsiness and dizziness.


Can I consume alcohol with Eritel 20mg Tab?
Alcohol can lower the blood pressure and increase drowsiness and sedation, and hence should be had in lower quantities.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Excessive diarrhoea and vomiting
  • History of angioedema, liver disease, heart failure
  • Narrowing of blood vessels
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes-related kidney problems.

Mode of Action of Eritel 20mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Our body produces a substance called angiotensin-II that helps in constriction of the vessels and results in increasing blood pressure. The active ingredient in the composition of Eritel 20mg Tab inhibits the binding of angiotensin-II to its receptors, resulting in relaxation of the blood vessels and subsequent lowering of blood pressure.
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Directions for Use of Eritel 20mg Tab

Always take this medicine under your physician's guidance. Do not alter the dose by yourself or stop taking the medicine before the prescribed dosage of Eritel 20mg Tab ends. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.
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Interactions of Eritel 20mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Telmisartan can interact with certain medicines like NSAIDs and aspirin as these reduce its effect. Other medicines such as diuretics, ACE inhibitors, lithium, azathioprine and aliskiren should also be avoided. Taking this medicine with any anti-diabetic drugs can result in significant changes in your blood levels.
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Interactions with food items

Avoid consumption of high potassium containing foods as it can lead to irregular heartbeat, weakness, confusion, tingling in the extremities and heaviness in the legs. During the course of the medicine, low salt diet is advised.
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Storage and disposal of Eritel 20mg Tab

Eritel 20mg Tab should be stored at room temperature. It should be kept at cool and dry place and should not come in direct contact with sunlight, heat and moisture. Do not keep it near the reach of children and pets. Discard the expired medicines.
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Dosage of Eritel 20mg Tab


Overdose can result in dizziness, extreme low blood pressure, increased heart rate, increased levels of potassium in the blood, loss of consciousness and kidney failure. Seek medical help immediately.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. In case it is time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not take a double dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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 of diabetes, any ongoing medications and supplements that you may be taking. Track your blood sugar carefully during the first month as it can cause changes in the blood sugar levels. Taking painkillers can also reduce its effect.

Q: When and how should I take Eritel 20mg Tab?

A: This medicine is to be taken orally twice a day. It should be taken only after being prescribed to you by your physician.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (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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