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Axetel CH Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Axetel CH 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 Axetel CH 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’s 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’s 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 doesn’t 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 nausea, diarrhoea, headache, and altered blood lipids. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this drug. It is the purpose of chlorthalidone 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’re bothered by side effects or they won’t go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

This drug 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 Axetel CH Tablet

Axetel CH Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Altered blood lipids

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

How Axetel CH Tablet works

Axetel CH Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and chlorthalidone, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Telmisartan 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. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Axetel CH Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Axetel CH Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Axetel CH 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
Axetel CH 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
Axetel CH Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Axetel CH Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Axetel CH Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Axetel CH Tablet is not recommended in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Axetel CH Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Axetel CH Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Axetel CH Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Axetel CH Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Axetel CH 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 Axetel CH Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Patient Concerns

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Kindly do yoga & meditation along with your treatment
if diabetes is in control by precaution then need of medicine is or not .I am not taking medicine bcz diabetes in control but some time feel pain in left leg if I take some sugar item . plz guide me
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Diabetes Specialist
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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Axetel CH?

Yes, the use of Axetel CH 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. What lifestyle changes should I make while using Axetel CH?

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Axetel CH. Stop smoking, as smoking 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 vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce your risk of heart attack.

Q. Can I stop taking Axetel CH if I feel well?

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

Q. Can I use Axetel CH in pregnancy?

No, Axetel CH should be avoided in pregnancy. Axetel CH can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while taking Axetel CH, stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately. The doctor might suggest other ways to lower blood pressure.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Axetel CH?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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
  1. Telmisartan. Bracknell, Berkshire: Boehringer Ingelheim Limited; 1998 [revised Nov. 2017]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Chlortalidone. Chippenham, Wiltshire: Alliance Pharmaceuticals; 1998 [revised 23 Sep. 2014]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Telmisartan. Ingelheim, Germany: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma KG; 1998. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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