Telma 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Telma 20 MG Description
Telma 20 tablet is an antihypertensive medicine. It is used to treat high blood pressure and can also help in reducing the chances of heart disease, stroke or death in a patient over 55 years of age
and are at risk of getting heart-related disorders. It contains telmisartan as its active ingredient. It acts by relaxing the blood vessels and leads to lower blood pressure. Along with medication, you should maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Always take it as prescribed and advised by your doctor. You can take the Telma 20 tablet with or without food but at a fixed time every day for better results. Do not stop taking the Telma 20 abruptly as it may cause sudden hypertensive crises and health complications. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may cause serious harm to the health such as an increase in the risk of heart-related diseases such as stroke, heart attack, kidney damage, brain, etc.
|You Save||₹8.67 (15% on MRP)|
|Uses||High blood pressure and heart related problems|
|Side effects||Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation|
Uses of Telma 20 MG
- For the treatment of high blood pressure
- To reduce the risk of heart related conditions such as heart attack or stroke
Contraindications of Telma 20 MG
- If you are allergic to telmisartan or any other ingredients of Telma 20 tablet.
- If you are suffering from any serious liver disease.
- If you are in the second or third trimesters of pregnancy.
- If you have blockage of any duct that carries bile from the liver to the gallbladder (obstructive biliary disorders).
- If you have diabetes or severe kidney impairment and you are been treated with aliskiren (a medicine used to treat high blood pressure).
Side effects of Telma 20 MG
- Flu-like symptoms
- Back pain
- Nose and throat infection
Precautions and Warnings of Telma 20 MG
Other General Warnings
- You are known to have narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels of one or both kidneys.
- You are having diarrhoea, vomiting as this can cause dehydration and lead to low blood pressure. Consume plenty of water and fluids.
- You are suffering from water and salt retention in the body along with imbalance of various blood minerals (raised aldosterone levels).
- You have an increased level of potassium in your blood.
- You are diabetic, have low blood pressure problem (hypotension) or any heart disorder.
- You are taking blood pressure-lowering medicines such as ramipril or lisinopril.
- You have a high level of potassium in your blood.
Directions for Use of Telma 20 MG
- Telma 20 tablet is to be taken as a whole with adequate amount of water.This tablet can be taken with or without food. It is recommended to take the tablet at the same time everyday for better blood pressure control...
Storage and disposal of Telma 20 MG
- Store Telma 20 tablets in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
- Do not use expired or damaged medicines.
- Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
Dosage of Telma 20 MG
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Mode of Action of Telma 20 MG
How Does It Work?
Interactions of Telma 20 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Certain medicines can affect the way Telma 20 tablet works or Telma 20 tablet itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Especially if you are taking medicines like aliskiren, diuretics/water pills especially potassuimm sparing type, other blood pressure medicines, painkillers, blood thinners, immunosuppresives, antibiotics, steriod medications, etc....
Interactions with food items
Dr. Arpit Verma
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Potassium supplements be taken along with Telma 20 tablet?
- 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 recommenede when one is taking this medicine.
Q: What are the dietary restrictions I should follow if I have high blood pressure?
- Limit intake of salt in the 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.
- Instead of having packaged snacks, prefer fresh cut fruits as they are rich in vitamins and fibre.