Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Astrotel AM Tablet
Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Astrotel 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 Astrotel 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. Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Astrotel AM Tablet works
Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. 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.
Astrotel AM Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg 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
Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg 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

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood pressure better than either alone.
  • Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't 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’re sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Astrotel AM 40mg/5mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Astrotel AM

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. What is the rationale behind this combination medicine?
Astrotel 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 Astrotel AM?
Yes, the use of Astrotel AM can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get 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 Astrotel AM in pregnancy?
No, Astrotel AM should be avoided in pregnancy. If pregnancy is detected, stop using Astrotel AM and contact your doctor immediately for other ways to lower blood pressure. Astrotel AM can cause injury and death to the baby.
Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Astrotel AM?
Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Astrotel AM. Stop smoking, as it lowers 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 your risk of heart attack.
Q. How would I know if I have high potassium level?
Your doctor will check your blood potassium levels periodically for high potassium levels. Make sure that you dont miss any future appointments to the doctor.
Q. Can I stop taking Astrotel AM if I feel well?
No, keep using Astrotel AM as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Astrotel 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 Astrotel AM?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it at as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 24th Oct 2018.
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