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Besicor-T 5 Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Besicor-T 5 Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It works by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. It also removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body.

It is advised to take Besicor-T 5 Tablet at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent levels of medicine in the blood. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, cold extremities, slow heart rate, numbness of extremities, decreased blood pressure, weakness, and increased potassium level in blood. It is advised to avoid potassium rich food and supplements while taking this medicine. It may cause dizziness, avoid driving or rise slowly from the sitting position. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure and electrolytes level in the blood during the treatment.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Besicor-T Tablet

Side effects of Besicor-T Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Besicor-T

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Cold extremities
  • Slow heart rate
  • Numbness of extremity
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Weakness
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Besicor-T 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. Besicor-T 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Besicor-T Tablet works

Besicor-T 5 Tablet is a combination of two blood-pressure lowering medicines: Bisoprolol and Telmisartan. Bisoprolol is a beta blocker which works specifically on the heart to reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. Together they allow the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Besicor-T 5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Besicor-T 5 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Besicor-T 5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Besicor-T 5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Besicor-T 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Besicor-T 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular blood pressure monitoring is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Besicor-T 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Besicor-T 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Besicor-T 5 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

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Besicor-T 5 Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.

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Patient Concerns

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Suffering from LVH PROBLEM WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ( 140/90), ABD HIGH PULSE RATE 100.PLEASE SUGGEST REMEDY. ALREADY TAKING TETAN BETA 50. Daily. BUT This tablet causing laziness whole day.
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Cardiology
Can change to besicor t 5/40 after consulting with your physician
high blood pressure 160/90 and heart rate 130 I am already to taken tazloc-h 40mg
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Cardiology
Can change to besicor t 2.5/40 will control both rate and BP after consulting with your physician
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Bisoprolol. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Telmisartan. Bracknell, Berkshire: Boehringer Ingelheim Limited; 1998 [revised Nov. 2017]. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  4. Telmisartan. Ingelheim, Germany: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma KG; 1998. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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