Telma 40mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Telma 40mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Telma 40mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Telma 40mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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Telma 40 MG Description

Telma 40 tablet is a blood pressure-lowering medicine. It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and to reduce the risk of heart disease in a patient over 55 years of age and are at risk of ...
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ContainsTelmisartan(40.0 Mg)
UsesHigh blood pressure
Side effectsLow blood pressure, flu, headache, dizziness
ClassificationANTI-HYPERTENSIVE
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Uses of Telma 40 MG

Telma 40 tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and also to reduce the chances of heart-related disease in patients over 55 years of age and who are at risk of getting heart-related d...
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Contraindications of Telma 40 MG

  • If you are allergic to telmisartan or any ingredients of Telma 40 tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or may be pregnant, treatment should be discontinued if pregnancy is detected.
  • If you have an obstruction or blockage in your bile duct (a duct that carries bile from the liver to gallbladder).
  • If you have severe liver disease or liver failure or kidney function problem.
  • If you have diabetes or kidney impairment and you are been treated with aliskiren (to treat high blood pressure).

Side effects of Telma 40 MG

  • Low blood pressure
  • Flu or infection
  • Tiredness
  • Vertigo
  • Fainting
  • Slow heart rate
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Stomach upset

Precautions and Warnings of Telma 40 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Telma 40 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
You should not take Telma 40 during pregnancy or if you are planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, consult your doctor immediately he may ask you to discontinue the treatment and switch you to a safer alternative.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Telma 40 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not known if components of the Telma 40 tablet pass into the breastmilk. Inform your doctor before initiating that you are breastfeeding women and accordingly he should take the decision on whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue the medicine, taking into account the importance of the treatment to the mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Telma 40 tablet?
A:
You may experience dizziness or drowsiness that can influence your ability to drive. Hence, be cautious while driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Telma 40 tablet?
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.

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 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.

Mode of Action of Telma 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Angiotensin II is a natural substance which is produced in the body and responsible for constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels. Too much of this substance can lead to water retention and increase i...
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Directions for Use of Telma 40 MG

Telma 40 should be taken as a whole as directed by the treating doctor. You should take it at the same time every day for better blood pressure control.

Interactions of Telma 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicine used for heart disorder like digoxin, dose adjustment may be required if needs to be used concomitantly with the Telma 40.
  • Some medicines can affect the way the Telma 40 works or the Telma 40 itself can reduce the effectiveness 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 interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, i...
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Interactions with food items

It is advised to avoid high potassium-containing foods like spinach, broccoli, potatoes.

Storage and disposal of Telma 40 MG

  • Store in the original packaging, protected from sunlight and moisture
  • Keep it out of the sight and reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Telma 40 MG

Overdose

An overdose of Telma 40 tablet can cause symptoms like irregular heartbeat, dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting and sometimes even kidney failure. Seek emergency medical help if you have taken too...
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Missed a Dose

You should never miss a dose of your blood pressure medicine as it can lead to serious health problems. If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip t...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take potassium supplements with Telma 40?

A: No, do not take any supplements containing potassium along with this medicine. Telmisartan is known to increase blood potassium levels. Regular routine tests should be performed.

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

  • Limit salt in the diet, avoid pickles and packaged foods like chips as it contains excess salt.
  • Avoid consuming potassium-containing foods like spinach, broccoli or banana.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking. Discuss with your doctor if you drink too often.

Q: What is the use of Telma 40 tablet?

A: Telma 40 is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is also used to prevent or reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and death due to heart problems in elderly patients or in patients who are at risk of getting such conditions.

Q: Can the Telma 40 be taken on an empty stomach?

A: Yes, you can take this medicine with or without food. Follow your doctor's instructions and try to take this medicine at the same time every day for effective blood pressure control.

Q: Can I take Telma 40 tablet if I am taking antidiabetic medicines?

A: Yes, you can take this medicine along with your antidiabetic medicines as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: What is the difference between Telma H and Telma 40?

A: Both of these medicines are used to control high blood pressure. However, your doctor will decide which one to give you depending upon the severity of disease and the underlying cause of high blood pressure.

Q: What are the side effects of the Telma 40 tablet?

A: The most common side effects are a drop in blood pressure or low blood pressure. You may also experience flu-like symptoms, cold, headache, dizziness, diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, tiredness and vomiting. Inform your doctor if you experience any serious side effects like chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling of fainting, painful or difficult urination, swelling and high potassium (slow heart and pulse rate and excessive muscle weakness).

Q: Can I take painkillers along with the Telma 40 tablet?

A: No, it is advised to consult a doctor before taking any painkillers like ibuprofen or aspirin during the treatment, as it might affect the activity of the Telma 40 tablet.

Q: Do I need to have any lab tests while taking the Telma 40 tablet?

A: Yes, the doctor may check the amount of electrolytes like potassium in your blood, your kidney function, blood pressure, etc periodically during the treatment.

Q: What is the best time to take Telma 40?

A: You can generally take Telma 40 at any time of the day that suits you or as told by the doctor, but it is best to take your doses at the same time each day to get maximum results.

Q: How long does Telma 40 take to work?

A: It takes approximately 1-2 hours for Telma 40 tablet to start showing its blood pressure lowering effects. It may take a few days to weeks to show its full benefit. However, this can vary among individuals depending on their physiology and metabolism.

Q: What is the composition of Telma 40?

A: Telma 40 composition consists of telmisartan as its active ingredient. It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and to reduce the risk of heart disease in a patient over 55 years of age who are at risk of getting heart-related disorders.

Q: Can I just stop taking Telma 40?

A: No, Telma 40 should not be immediately stopped after relieving the symptoms. Gradual weening of the medication should be done to avoid adverse effects.
Product Details
Brand
TELMA
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/08/2024
Last Updated on: 21 Jun 2022 | 06:19 AM (IST)

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