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Telpres 20mg Tablet
Telpres 20mg Tablet

Telpres 20mg Tablet

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Telmisartan(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

The composition of Telpres 20mg Tab is telmisartan, which is an antihypertensive. It belongs to the class of medicines known as angiotensin receptor inhibitors, also called angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARAs). Its uses include preventing blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers the blood pressure and improves blood flow.
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Uses of Telpres 20mg Tab

  • Chronic heart failure
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction) causing dysfunction of left lower chamber of the heart
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetic kidney disease

Contraindications of Telpres 20mg Tab

  • Pregnancy
  • Allergic reaction to this medicine
  • Renal artery stenosis (a condition where a blood vessel in kidney is narrow)
  • Liver or kidney disease

Side effects of Telpres 20mg Tab

  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the face, lips and throat (serious)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Can cause deranged kidney function
  • Increased white blood cells
  • Fainting
  • Spinning of head
  • Depression
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased haemoglobin
  • Muscle pain

Precautions and Warnings of Telpres 20mg Tab


Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine can harm foetus seriously. Avoid taking this medication if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers. There is no sufficient data available to say whether the medicine can be harmful to a nursing infant if breastfed by a mother who is on this medicine. But it is advisable to seek a physician’s help to find a safer alternative.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
This medicine is not known to affect your driving ability. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness with this medicine, avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Telpres 20mg Tab?
Caution is advised as alcohol may cause a drop in blood pressure and can increase side effects of Telpres 20mg Tab like sedation or drowsiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have a history of angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, throat, tongue), excessive vomiting or diarrhoea, are known to have narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels leading to your kidneys or had kidney transplant recently, have liver disease and suffer from heart failure with or without renal impairment or concomitant severe life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes-related kidney problems. Your doctor shall regularly ask you to do kidney tests and test for electrolytes (e.g., potassium).
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Mode of Action of Telpres 20mg Tab

How Does It Work?

A substance called angiotensin-II is produced in the body, which causes constriction of blood vessels. As a result, blood pressure is increased. This medicine prevents the binding of angiotensin-II to its receptors, thus causing the blood vessels to relax and lowering the blood pressure.
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Directions for Use of Telpres 20mg Tab

This medicine is usually prescribed twice a day or as advised by the doctor.

Interactions of Telpres 20mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Medicines may interact when taken together like aspirin and NSAIDs reduce the action of this medicine on blood pressure, all ACE inhibitors, azathioprine, lithium, aspirin, and aliskiren should be avoided and medicines which are known to increase potassium levels like diuretics.
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Interactions with food items

Avoid high potassium containing foods as high levels of potassium can cause weakness, irregular heartbeats, confusion, tingling of the extremities or feelings of heaviness in the legs. A low-salt diet is preferred.
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Storage and disposal of Telpres 20mg Tab

Store Telpres 20mg Tab in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep away from children.

Dosage of Telpres 20mg Tab


Overdose symptoms may include increased heart rate, extremely low blood pressure, dizziness, increased levels of potassium in the blood, kidney failure and loss of consciousness. Seek immediate medical help if you suspect an overdose.
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is near to the time of next dose, and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for a missed one.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I inform my healthcare professional before I start treatment with this medicine?

A: You must give an account of your past and present diseases, especially diabetes and all the ongoing medications, supplements and herbal medicines that you are taking. If you take antidiabetic medication or insulin, track your blood sugar carefully while taking this medicine, particularly during the first month of its use. The combination of antidiabetic medicines when on the medicine may cause significant changes in your blood sugar levels owing to medicines interaction. Aspirin and painkillers also diminish the positive effect of the medicine on blood pressure. Hence, sharing complete history is of utmost importance.

Q: Can Telpres 20mg Tab be taken at night?

A: This medication is administered at bedtime, as opposed to morning dosing, improved the sleep time–relative blood pressure decline toward a more dipper pattern without a loss in 24-hour efficacy. Nocturnal blood pressure regulation is significantly better achieved with bedtime dosing of the medicine.

Q: Can you take ibuprofen and this medicine together?

A: Talk to your doctor before using this medicine along with ibuprofen. Combining these medications may reduce the effect of the medicine in lowering blood pressure. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications together.

Q: Is this medicine better than valsartan?

A: The blood pressure-lowering capabilities of this medicine were comparable to valsartan when taken as a single medicine. When combined with hydrochlorothiazide, this medicine was more effective than valsartan. This medicine had the same safety in the treatment of essential hypertensive patients compared with valsartan.

Q: Can I stop taking the medicine if my blood pressure is under control?

A: Please do not stop taking the medicine. Stopping it suddenly may increase your blood pressure, which could be detrimental for you. The medicine does not cure high blood pressure but controls it. So, you may have to take the medicine lifelong. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q: Does this medicine affect blood glucose levels in people with diabetes?

A: The medicine may lower blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. Therefore, a regular check on blood glucose levels is essential. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes because the dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines may need adjustment.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 05:41 AM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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