Q: Can I stop taking Telma H 40 tablet on my own?
A: Do not suddenly stop taking Telma H 40 tablet without talking to your doctor. If you stop this medication abruptly, you can suffer from severe heart and blood pressure related problems. Your doctor will decrease your dose gradually over weeks before stopping it.
Q: What should I do if I experience an episode of low blood pressure?
A: If you are taking Telma H 40 tablet, in the initial few days, you may experience low blood pressure episodes such as lightheadedness, giddiness. Take an adequate amount of water. Inform your doctor if you have vomiting, diarrhoea or dehydration. If you experience giddiness, lightheadedness, immediately lie down.
Q: Which is better - Telma 40 tablet or Telma H 40 tablet?
A: Telma 40 tablet contains telmisartan whereas Telma H 40 tablet contains a combination of telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Both of which are used to treat high blood pressure but Telma H 40 tablet is mostly used when telmisartan alone cannot control the blood pressure. You should consult your doctor; he/she will prescribe a medicine best suited for your condition.
Q: Does the Telma H tablet contain losartan?
A: No, Telma H 40 tablet does not contain losartan.
Q: Is Telma H and Telkonol H the same medicine?
A: Yes, both medicines contain a combination of telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide as their active ingredient.
Q: Is Telma H a diuretic?
A: Telma H contains hydrochlorothiazide, as one of its active ingredients, that belongs to a diuretic class of medicines.
Q: When should I take Telma H?
A: You can take this medicine with or without food during the day or at night as advised by your doctor. However, try to take it at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit.
Q: What is the Telma H used for?
A: Telma H Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Q: What is the difference between Telma-H tablets and Telma-AM?
A: Both Telma-H and Telma-AM are medicines to control high blood pressure but vary in their composition. Telma-H contains telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide, whereas Telma-AM contains telmisartan and amlodipine. Depending on your health condition and disease status doctor will prescribe you either of these. Do not self medicate any of the anti-hypertensive medicines.
Q: How long does Telma H take to work?
A: Telma H starts working within an hour after its oral consumption. But it usually takes 2 to 8 weeks to show its full benefit. Hence, it is advised to take it for the prescribed duration. Do not stop the treatment in the midway even if you feel no symptoms.
Q: Can I take Telma H empty stomach?
A: Yes, you can take this medicine with or without food or as advised by your doctor. But try to take it regularly at the same time, it will reduce the chances of missing the dose and it will also help you to get optimum results.
Q: What does Telma H do?
Telma H tablet works by the combined effect of telmisartan & hydrochlorothiazide.
Telmisartan lowers blood pressure by blocking the action of a hormone called angiotensin, responsible for narrowing of blood vessels and rise in blood pressure.
Hydrochlorothiazide acts by increasing the production of urine and loss of water and salt from the body, thereby lowering the blood pressure.