Eritel 80mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Eritel 80mg Tab belongs to the class of angiotensin II receptor antagonist (ARB) medicine, which is used in the management/regulation of high blood pressure. The generic name of Eritel 80mg Tab is telmisartan.
Uses of Eritel 80mg Tab
- Chronic heart failure
- Heart attack
- Diabetic kidney disease
- High blood pressure
Contraindications of Eritel 80mg Tab
- Allergic to telmisartan or other medicines of same group
- Pregnant women
- Liver or kidney diseases
- Renal artery stenosis (a condition characterized by narrow blood vessels of the kidneys)
Side effects of Eritel 80mg Tab
- Low blood pressure
- Swelling of face, lips and throat
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Impaired kidney function
- Increase in white blood cell counts
- Head spinning
- Decrease in levels of haemoglobin
- Pain in muscles
Precautions and Warnings of Eritel 80mg Tab
Can I take Eritel 80mg Tab during pregnancy?
The medicine should not be used throughout the period of pregnancy as it is known to harm the foetus.
Can I take Eritel 80mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Due to the insufficient information on the safety of this medicine for breastfeeding mothers, it would be best to consult the doctor before starting the treatment with this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed Eritel 80mg Tab?
The side effects of Eritel 80mg Tab are dizziness and drowsiness. If these symptoms are present after its administration, then do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Eritel 80mg Tab?
It is recommended to maintain caution while consuming alcohol with this medicine as alcohol is known to further induce sedation and drowsiness along with the administration of this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
If you had any history of angioedema (swelling of face, lips, throat and tongue), excessive vomiting or diarrhoea, blockage of blood vessels leading to kidney failure or kidney transplant, liver disease, heart failure with or without renal impairment, cardiac arrhythmias, high blood pressure and diabetes-related kidney problems.
Mode of Action of Eritel 80mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Eritel 80mg Tab is telmisartan that belongs to the class of medicines called receptor inhibitors, also called angiotensin receptor antagonist, which averts the narrowing of blood vessels, further reducing the blood pressure and improving the blood flow.
Directions for Use of Eritel 80mg Tab
This medicine needs to be swallowed (not chewed or crushed) whole with water. The dosage of Eritel 80mg Tab will be prescribed by a health care expert and should be properly followed for effective results.
Interactions of Eritel 80mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Do not consume this medicine along with ACE inhibitors (azathioprine, lithium, aspirin or aliskiren), diuretics, (increase the potassium levels), NSAIDs (reduce its efficacy) and aspirin. .
Interactions with food items
Eritel 80mg Tab interacts with potassium-rich food causing side effects such as weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities or feeling of heaviness in legs.
Other general Interactions
Individuals who have had surgery (or transplant) on kidneys are required to share information regarding their conditions with the doctors before starting the administration of this medicine. Also, individuals with angioedema (previous or current), excessive vomiting and critical heart failure with or without renal impairment should apprise their doctor about their respective conditions before starting the treatment with this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Eritel 80mg Tab
The medicine should be kept at room temperature and must be far from direct sunlight, moisture, heat and reach of children. It should never be used after the expiry date and be properly disposed via standard methods/protocol suggested by a pharmacist.
Dosage of Eritel 80mg Tab
The overdose of Eritel 80mg Tab can lead to an increased heart rate, extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, increased level of potassium in the blood, kidney failure and loss of consciousness. An overdose of this medicine requires an immediate medical attention.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose whenever you realise it but do not double the doses in order to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I inform my doctor before starting the medicine?
A: Inform your doctor about your past and present ailments/surgeries, especially about diabetes, about any other prescribed medicines, herbal medicines or supplements that you have been taking. It is also essential to track the blood sugar levels if in case you are taking anti-diabetic medicines or insulin treatment as the consumption of anti-diabetic medicine along with this medicine causes serious side effects in the body.
Q: How to consume the medicine?
A: This medicine is usually consumed twice a day or as per your doctor's prescription.
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- MedlinePlus. Telmisartan.
- U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem. Telmisartan.
- Destro M, et al. Telmisartan: just an antihypertensive agent? A literature review. 2011.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 08:53 PM (IST)
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