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