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Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

You can take Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how your respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it is best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.

The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include feeling tired, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, and decreased blood pressure. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this medicine. It is the purpose of hydrochlorothiazide and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.

Uses of Actilop H Tablet

Side effects of Actilop H Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Electrolyte imbalance

How to use Actilop H Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Actilop H Tablet works

Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide, which lowers the blood pressure effectively. Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of Actilop H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Patient Concerns

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I'm hypertension person and everyday I have 1 tablet of Telday 40 for last 3 years. Now I feel my pressure sometimes goes high to 155/95 at night time.kindly advice if I ha e to take any higher dose or telday H 40 mg. I don't hv cholesterol nor sugar.
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Dear PATIENT to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. Hypertension is well treated with appropriate medicines as well as low salt diet with regular exercise. I would recommend you to chart your blood pressure and if the readings are still high like you have mentioned, you would need to increase the dose of Telday H to 80 mg per day.
I have 110-170 blood pressure,sugar fasting100,cholostrol normal ,but now l have very high headache with pain only one side(left)
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
whatever medicine u taking for BP stop that and take ramistar H once daily
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FAQs

Q. Are there any special instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Actilop H?

Yes, the use of Actilop H can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. Can I use Actilop H in pregnancy?

No, Actilop H should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while using Actilop H, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor will recommend you other ways to lower the blood pressure.

Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Actilop H?

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Actilop H. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. Can I stop taking Actilop H if I feel well?

No, keep using Actilop H as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Actilop H suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

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References
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