EMBETA-TM 50 TABLET

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Medicine Overview of EMBETA-TM 50 TABLET

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Uses of Telmisartan

Telmisartan is used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
It may lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
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Side effects of Telmisartan

Common

Dizziness, Back pain, Diarrhoea, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.

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How to use Telmisartan

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Embeta-tm 50 tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Embeta-tm 50 tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How EMBETA-TM 50 TABLET works

Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.
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Uses of Metoprolol

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Side effects of Metoprolol

Common

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Breathlessness, Slow heart rate.

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How to use Metoprolol

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Embeta-tm 50 tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Embeta-tm 50 tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How EMBETA-TM 50 TABLET works

Metoprolol blocks the action of certain chemical messengers on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heartbeat, blood pressure, and strain on the heart following a heart attack.

In Depth Information on EMBETA-TM 50 TABLET

Expert advice for Telmisartan

  • Telmisartan can be taken with or without food.
  • It is best to take the first dose before bed to reduce symptomatic hypotension.
  • Telmisartan may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Metoprolol

  • Metoprolol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Metoprolol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Metoprolol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Metoprolol before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.
Warnings
Special precautions for EMBETA-TM 50 TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.

Taking Metoprolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Embeta-tm 50 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Embeta-tm 50 tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
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Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal function.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for EMBETA-TM 50 TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Telmisartan

Q. Is telmisartan safe?
Telmisartan is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is telmisartan used for?
Telmisartan is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and to reduce cardiovascular events (i.e. heart attack or stroke) in adults who are at risk because they have a reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs, or have had a stroke or high-risk diabetes.
Q. Is telmisartan a blood thinner?
No, telmisartan is not a blood thinner, it is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan better than losartan?
Telmisartan, losartan, belong to the same class of medicines and have shown to be similarly effective and safe for the approved indications, but their effect may vary in different individuals.
Q. Is telmisartan a beta blocker?
No, telmisartan is not a beta blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan an ace inhibitor?
No, telmisartan is not an ace inhibitor. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan a statin?
No, telmisartan is not a statin. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan better than olmesartan?
Telmisartan, olmesartan, belong to the same class of medicines and have shown to be similarly effective and safe for the approved indications, but their effect may vary in different individuals.
Q. Is telmisartan a diuretic?
No, telmisartan is not a diuretic. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan an alpha blocker?
No, telmisartan is not an alpha blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Can I take telmisartan with paracetamol?
Yes, telmisartan can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen. However it may occur, please consult your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Does telmisartan cause cough?
Telmisartan can cause a cough but this is a very uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a cough while taking telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause erectile dysfunction?
Telmisartan has not seen to be associated with erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this problem while taking telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?
Yes, telmisartan can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood).
Q. Does telmisartan cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of telmisartan. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an excessive change in your weight while taking telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported as a side effect with Telmisartan, but there is other blood pressure lowering medicines that do cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while using telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause a headache?
Telmisartan is not known to cause a headache. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a headache when you are taking telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause weight loss?
Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of telmisartan. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience marked change in your weight while taking telmisartan.
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Frequently asked questions for Metoprolol

Q. Is metoprolol safe?
Metoprolol (also available as metolar XR 50/ met Xl/ metolar/ embeta XR) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is metoprolol a diuretic/ beta blocker/statin/ MAOI/ ACE inhibitor or ARB/ calcium channel blocker?
Metoprolol belongs to the class of beta-blocker drug. It is not a diuretic, statin, MAOI, ACE inhibitor or calcium channel blocker
Q. Is metoprolol tartrate the same as toprol XL?
Metoprolol tartrate and toprol XL are same and Toprol xl is the brand name of the generic drug metoprolol
Q. Can I take metoprolol with amlodipine/ Nyquil /Xanax/ Aspirin/ Ibuprofen/ Benadryl/ Zoloft/ Lisinopril?
Metoprolol can be taken with amlodipine, Lisinopril, Xanax and Aspirin. It is advised to take Nyquil and Metoprolol with doctor’s advice, because Nyquil contains antihistamines which might elevate blood pressure. Ibuprofen is NSAID, which interacts with metoprolol and should be avoided. Metoprolol may slow down the heart rate, and diphenhydramine can cause drowsiness, so Benadryl should be taken only if needed and under doctor’s advice. Metoprolol tartrate oral will increase the level or effect of Zoloft (sertraline) by altering drug metabolism
Q. Does metoprolol cause hair loss/ headache/ lower heart rate/ lower blood pressure/ weight gain/ memory loss/ itching/ cough/ itching/ gas?
Metoprolol may cause some of these effects. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
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