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Aquatel AM 40 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Aquatel AM 40 Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

Aquatel AM 40 Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It’s important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medicine work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, and eating a low salt and low fat diet.

The most common side effects of this medicine include swelling in your ankles or feet (oedema), headache, sleepiness, dizziness, tiredness, and upset stomach. Since it may cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or will not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will need to be checked often and your kidney function may also need to be tested.

Uses of Aquatel AM Tablet

Aquatel AM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Aquatel AM 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. Aquatel AM 40 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aquatel AM Tablet works

Aquatel AM 40 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and Amlodipine. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Together, they lower blood pressure effectively.

Aquatel AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Aquatel AM 40 Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aquatel AM 40 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aquatel AM 40 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
Aquatel AM 40 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Aquatel AM 40 Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aquatel AM 40 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Aquatel AM 40 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Aquatel AM 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aquatel AM 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Aquatel AM 40 Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Expert Advice

  • Aquatel AM 40 Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Aquatel AM 40 Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Aquatel AM 40 Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Aquatel AM

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
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Depends on your blood pressure range kidney and heart functions
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FAQs

Q. What is the rationale behind this combination medicine?

Aquatel AM is a medicine that contains Telmisartan and Amlodipine. These two medicines are combined to lower blood pressure more effectively. Thereby, lowering the chances of having a stroke or heart attack.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Aquatel AM?

Yes, the use of Aquatel AM 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 Aquatel AM in pregnancy?

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

Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Aquatel AM?

Making lifestyle changes while taking Aquatel AM can boost your health. 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 vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. How would I know if I have a high potassium level?

Your doctor will check your blood potassium levels periodically to detect any rise in the potassium levels. Make sure that you do not miss any future appointments with the doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Aquatel AM if I feel well?

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

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of the Aquatel AM?

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.

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References
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