Macsart 40mg Tablet
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This medicine belongs to the antihypertensive (angiotensin receptor inhibitors (ARAs)) group of medicine. It prevents blood vessels from narrowing and is used for lowering the blood pressure and impro
ving the blood flow. The generic name of Macsart 40mg Tab is telmisartan....
Uses of Macsart 40mg Tab
Chronic heart failure Heart attack (myocardial infarction, which causes dysfunction of left lower chamber of the heart) High blood pressure Diabetic kidney diseases
Contraindications of Macsart 40mg Tab
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Allergic reaction to this medicine
- Liver or kidney diseases
- Renal artery stenosis (a condition where a blood vessel in kidney is narrow)
Side effects of Macsart 40mg Tab
- A sudden drop in blood pressure characterised by headache and dizziness
- Rash, swelling of the face, lips and throat (serious)
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and upper respiratory tract infection
- Abnormal change in kidneys' function
- Increased in white blood cells
- Spinning sensation in head
- Swelling, dry mouth
- Decreased haemoglobin levels
- Pain in muscles
Precautions and Warnings of Macsart 40mg Tab
Can I take Macsart 40mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine can seriously harm the foetus. The use of this medicine should be eschewed during pregnancy. Kindly discuss effective contraceptive measures with the doctor if this medicine has been prescribed to you and you have plans to start a family.
Can I take Macsart 40mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not recommended to be administered by breastfeeding mothers. There are not sufficient data available to indicate that whether this medicine can be harmful for the nursing infant if he/she is breastfed by the mother who is on this medicine. But, it is advisable to seek doctor’s help to find a safer alternative.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine is not known to affect your driving ability. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness after administering this medicine, you ned to avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Caution is advised as alcohol intake with this medicine leads to low blood pressure and can increase side effects like sedation or drowsiness.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You had suffered from angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, throat and tongue), excessive vomiting or diarrhoea
- You are known to have narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels leading to your kidneys or had recently undergone a surgery for kidney transplant recently or have liver disease
- You suffer from heart failure with or without renal impairment or concomitant severe life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias
- You have heart disease
- You have high blood pressure and diabetes-related kidney problems. In that case, your doctor will ask you to regularly undergo kidney tests and test for electrolytes (e.g. potassium)
Mode of Action of Macsart 40mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Angiotensin-II is a chemical substance (created in the body), which is responsible for the constriction of blood vessels. This leads to an increase in blood pressure. The composition of Macsart 40mg T
ab prevents the binding of angiotensin-II to its receptors, thus causing the blood vessels to relax and lowers the blood pressure....
Directions for Use of Macsart 40mg Tab
This medicine must be taken in correct amount directed by the doctor.
Interactions of Macsart 40mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Many medicines are known to interact with the working of this medicine; hence, any medicine that the patient is taking has to be reported
- Aspirin and NSAIDs reduce the action of this medicine on blood pressure
- All ACE inhibitors, azathioprine, lithium, aspirin, and aliskiren
- Medicines which are known to increase potassium levels like diuretics
Interactions with food items
Avoid high potassium-containing foods and prefer a low-salt diet. High levels of potassium can cause weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities or feelings of heaviness in t
Other general Interactions
Patients with angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, throat and tongue), excessive vomiting or diarrhoea, narrow or blocked blood vessels, liver/heart/kidney diseases, high blood pressure and diabete
s-related kidney problems need to eschew the administration of this medicine....
Storage and disposal of Macsart 40mg Tab
This medicine needs to be stored at ambient temperature in its original packaging devoid of sunlight, heat, moisture and children's reach. Effective waste disposal methods should be followed while dis
posing this medicine....
Dosage of Macsart 40mg Tab
Overdose of Macsart 40mg Tab causes side effects such as increased heart rate, extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, increased levels of potassium in the blood, kidney failure and loss of conscious
ness. Seek immediate emergency medical help if you suspect an overdose....
Missed a Dose
The missed dose should be administered as soon as you recall its time of administration. However, you can ignore the missed dose if there is about time for the next dose. In that case, you must follow
the regular schedule. Do not take extra doses....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with this medicine?
A: You must give an account of your past and present diseases, especially diabetes, and all the ongoing medications, supplements and herbal medicines that you are taking. If you are taking antidiabetic medication or insulin, track your blood sugar levels carefully while taking this medicine, particularly during the first month of its use. The combination of anti-diabetic medication and this medicine may cause significant changes in your blood sugar levels owing to the medicine-to-medicine interactions. Aspirin and painkillers also diminish the positive effect (caused by this medicine) on blood pressure. Hence, sharing complete history is of utmost importance.
Q: When and how to consume the this medicine?
A: This medicine is given in the tablet form usually prescribed twice a day on the basis of lab results and your condition. It needs to be strictly taken under a doctor's guidance.
Q: Is this medicine addictive or habit forming?
A: No, there is no evidence that suggests this medicine is addictive.
Q: Are mental disorders treated by this medicine?
A: No, mental disorders are not treated by this medicine.
Q: If blood pressure is controlled with this medicine, can this medicine be stopped immediately?
A: No, do not stop this medicine in any condition without consulting your doctor even if your blood pressure is controlled.
Q: Can this medicine cause excessive urination?
A: No, this medicine does not cause excessive (or frequent) urination as it does not belong to the diuretic class of medicine. If you observe such symptom, you need to consult your doctor.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:27 AM (IST)
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