Telsar 40 tablet is an antihypertensive medicine containing Telmisartan as its active ingredient. It belongs to the "Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARBs)" class of medicine. It is used to treat high blood pressure and also helps to reduce other heart problems. While taking this medicine you should be cautious of your diet and should also exercise regularly. Telsar 40 tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine unless asked to do so by your doctor. Before using Telsar 40 tablet inform the doctor about your detailed medical history....
Q: Can I take potassium supplements with Telsar 40 tablet?
No, do not take any supplements containing potassium or potassium salts with Telsar 40 tablet.
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 the diet, especially pickles and packaged foods like chips as they 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.
Q: Telsar 40 vs Telma 40, which is better?
A: Both the medicines have the same active component, which is telmisartan, only the brand name is different. However, you must take the prescribed brand only. You must consult a doctor before switching to any other brand.
Q: Why is Telsar 40 tablet given?
A: Telsar 40 tablet is given mainly to reduce the raised blood pressure and also as an adjuvant to treat certain heart conditions.
Q: What is the best time to take the Telsar 40?
A: The doctor will decide when to take the Telsar 40 and how many times in a day you should take this medicine. This medicine may be taken with or without food, try to take it at the same time for effective blood pressure control.