Telvas 80mg Tablet
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The composition of Telvas 80mg Tab contains telmisartan, which is used as an antihypertensive.
Uses of Telvas 80mg Tab
- High blood pressure
- Chronic heart failure
- Diabetic kidney disease
- Heart attack
Contraindications of Telvas 80mg Tab
- Allergic reaction to Telvas 80mg Tab
- Renal or hepatic disease
- Renal artery stenosis
Side effects of Telvas 80mg Tab
- Drop in blood pressure
- Dizziness, headache
- Back pain, fatigue
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Reduced renal function
Precautions and Warnings of Telvas 80mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
It may cause serious harm to unborn baby, if used in pregnancy. It is not recommended in pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
The medicine is not recommended in mothers who breastfeed. There is no recorded data if it is secreted in breast milk, but it is advisable to avoid it in breastfeeding mothers.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Its effect on driving ability is not known, but if you feel dizziness, avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol lowers the blood pressure and further aggravates the side effects of Telvas 80mg Tab. So it is preferable to avoid consuming alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have diabetes, pre-existing heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure or dehydration
Mode of Action of Telvas 80mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Telvas 80mg Tab belongs to the family of angiotensin II receptor blockers. Angiotensin II causes blood vessel constriction. This medicine prevents binding of angiotensin II to its receptors causing relaxation of blood vessels and lowering blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Telvas 80mg Tab
Telvas 80mg Tab dosage should be taken exactly as per prescription and can be taken with or without food.
Interactions of Telvas 80mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Many of the medicines tend to interact with it, so the patient needs to tell each and every medicine he/she is on like NSAIDs, diuretics, digoxin, and ACE inhibitors.
Interactions with food items
Have a low-salt diet. Avoid foods containing high potassium as it can cause weakness, confusion, irregular heart rate, and tingling in the extremities.
Other general Interactions
Before starting on treatment with this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and dehydration.
Storage and disposal of Telvas 80mg Tab
Store it at room temperature away from heat and moisture. The tablets should remain in blister packaging itself until used.
Dosage of Telvas 80mg Tab
dizziness, low blood pressure, increased heart rate, loss of consciousness, renal failure and increased levels of potassium in the blood
Missed a Dose
In case of a missed dose, take it immediately. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing cycle.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What things do I need to avoid while on the medicine?
A: Avoid alcohol. It may lower BP, therefore, aggravating this medicine’s side effects. Avoid getting up from lying down or sitting position too fast as there are chances of a fall. Get up slowly. Do not consume any salt substitutes or potassium supplements unless told by the physician.
Q: What is the connection between black box warning and the medicine?
A: The serious adverse reactions of the medicine which are life-threatening are considered in the black box warning. The medicine has black a box warning. It appears on the medicine's label.
Q: What should I discuss with my doctor before starting on treatment with this medicine?
A: You must tell any past history of illness, current disease if any, ongoing treatments. If you are on antidiabetic medicine, the blood sugar needs to be monitored because the combination of these two might lead to interaction. Aspirin and painkillers also diminish the affectivity of this medicine.
Q: How do I take it?
Q: It is to be consumed exactly as per prescription. It can be taken without or with food. Also, the tablets should be kept in blister packaging itself until used.
Q: How does this medicine work?
A: Angiotensin II is a substance produced in the human body which causes constriction of blood vessels. This medicine prevents binding of angiotensin II to its receptors causing relaxation of blood vessels and lowering blood pressure.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:02 AM (IST)
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