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By INVISION MEDI SCIENCES PVT LTD
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Telmisartan(40.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE

Medical Description

Telmisartan belongs to a class of medicines called Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists, which are used to treat high blood pressure.
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses

  • Treatment of high blood pressure
  • To reduce cardiovascular events like heart attack or stroke
contraindications

Contraindications

  • If you are allergic to Telmisartan or any other ingredients of it
  • If you are in second or third trimesters of pregnancy
  • If you have blockage of any duct that carries bile from the liver to gallbladder (obstructive biliary disorders) or severe liver disease
  • If you have diabetes or severe kidney impairment and you are been treated with aliskiren (medicine used to treat high blood pressure)
sideEffects

Side effects

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness
  • Conjunctivitis (Inflammation or infection of the eye also known as pink eye)
  • Palpitations (irregular heartbeats)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Dry Mouth
  • Flatulence
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle spasm or pain
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin disorders like rash
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take during pregnancy?
A:
  • Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or if you are planning to have a baby
  • This medicine may cause serious harm to your baby
  • If you are on this medication and planning pregnancy, inform the same to your doctor, so that your prescription can be changed
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take while breastfeeding?
A:
is not recommended during breastfeeding. It is advised to consult your doctor for alternative treatment that is safe during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed ?
A:
You may experience dizziness or drowsiness that can influence your ability to drive. Hence caution is advised while driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with ?
A:
It is advised not to consume alcohol during the treatment as it may lower your blood pressure and may lead to side effects like dizziness or drowsiness.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have kidney disease or have had a kidney transplant or liver disease
  • You are known to have narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels of one or both kidneys
  • You develop diarrhea, vomiting, this dehydration can result in low blood pressure, have adequate about of water and fluids
  • You have any heart disorder
  • You are suffering from low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • You are suffering from water and salt retention in the body along with imbalance of various blood minerals (raised aldosterone levels)
  • You have a high level of potassium in your blood
  • You are suffering from diabetes
  • You are taking medicines like Ramipril, Lisinopril
modeOfAction

Mode of Action

How Does It Work?

Angiotensin II is a substance produced in the body which causes narrowing of blood vessels. This leads to an increase in blood pressure. prevents the binding of Angiotensin II to its receptors, thus ...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use

should be swallowed with water as directed by the physician. It should be taken at the same time every day.
interactions

Interactions

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicine used for heart disorder like Digoxin
  • If you have diabetes and taking Aliskiren, do not take this medicine
  • Medicines used to treat depression like Lithium
  • Medicines that may increase blood potassium levels like salt containing potassium, potassium-sparing diuretics
  • ACE inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists (medicines used to treat high blood pressure)
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug products (NSAIDs) used as painkillers
  • Blood thinners like Warfarin, Heparin
  • Immunosuppressives (Cyclosporin or Tacrolimus)
  • Medicines used to treat bacterial infections like Trimethoprim
  • Medicines known as Diuretics (water pills) used to treat high blood pressure like Furosemide, Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Medicines known as Corticosteroids used to treat inflamed area of body parts

Interactions with food items

Telmisartan can be taken with or without food. It is advised to avoid high potassium-containing foods like spinach, broccoli, potatoes.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal

  • does not require any special storage conditions
  • Store it in the original packaging to protect it from sunlight and moisture
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children
dosage

Dosage

Overdose

  • Overdose symptoms can include irregular heartbeat, dizziness, low blood pressure, kidney failure and loss of consciousness
  • Seek emergency medical help if you experience any of the side effects

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose take it as soon as you remember
  • If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take potassium supplements with ?

  • No, do not take any supplements containing potassium or potassium salts with this medicine
  • Telmisartan is known to increase blood potassium levels
  • Periodic tests to determine blood potassium are done when one is taking this medicine

Q: Are there any dietary restrictions I should follow as I have high blood pressure?

  • Limit intake of salt in diet, especially pickles and packaged foods like chips contain excess salt and should be avoided
  • Have less amount of potassium-containing foods like spinach, broccoli or banana
  • Limit meat intake
  • Instead of having packaged snacks, prefer fresh cut fruits as they are rich in vitamins and fibre
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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