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Composition FOR ECOTEL

Telmisartan(40 mg)

food interaction for ECOTEL

alcohol interaction for ECOTEL

pregnancy interaction for ECOTEL

lactation interaction for ECOTEL

medicine interaction for ECOTEL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ecotel 40 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
UNSAFE
Ecotel 40 mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Ecotel 40 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR ECOTEL

Telmisartan(40 mg)

Uses

Ecotel 40 mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease

How it works

Ecotel 40 mg tablet relaxes blood vessels which lowers the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

Common side effects

Arterial hypotension (low blood pressure)

SUBSTITUTES FOR ECOTEL

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    Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 4.62/tablet
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  • TELMIKIND 40 MG TABLET
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    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 3.03/tablet
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    Rs. 30.28
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Expert advice FOR ECOTEL

  • Telmisartan may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, take the Telmisartan at bedtime, drink plenty of water and get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • Avoid driving, if you feel dizzy after consuming Telmisartan.
  • Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or planning to become pregnant. 
  • Telmisartan should be discontinued a day prior to the scheduled surgery.

Frequently asked questions FOR ECOTEL

Telmisartan

Q. Is telmisartan safe?
Telmisartan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. What is telmisartan used for?
Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker that blocks the activity of angiotensin II responsible for narrowing of the blood vessels. It relaxes the blood vessels; thereby lowering blood pressure

Q. Is telmisartan a blood thinner, ACE inhibitor, diuretic or a beta-locker?
Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker, not a blood thinner, ACE inhibitor, diuretic, or a beta-blocker

Q. Is telmisartan a generic?
Yes, telmisartan is a generic drug sold under several pharmaceutical brand names (Micardis, Telma, Telmate, Tazloc, Telsartan-h, etc.)

Q. Is telmisartan better than losartan or olmesartan?
Although all the three drugs have shown to be effective against the approved indications, but their effect may vary upon individual response.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)