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Melsar 20mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Melsar 20mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attacks and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.

Melsar 20mg Tablet may be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at about the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. However, some may experience side effects like dizziness, cough, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, and runny nose, particularly after the first dose. Let your doctor know if this bothers you or does not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Melsar Tablet

Benefits of Melsar Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Melsar 20mg Tablet lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

In Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen, and other parts of your body. Melsar 20mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure which makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and is, therefore, effective treatment for heart failure.

This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthily and keeping active) to help this medicine be effective. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Melsar 20mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Keep taking this medicine regularly.

Side effects of Melsar 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 Melsar

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach pain
  • Blood in urine
  • Chest pain

How to use Melsar 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. Melsar 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Melsar Tablet works

Melsar 20mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Melsar 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Melsar 20mg 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Melsar 20mg 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
Melsar 20mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Melsar 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Melsar 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment. Use of Melsar 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Melsar 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Melsar 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild liver disease.

What if you forget to take Melsar Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Melsar 20mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in the blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana fruit juice, coconut water, and broccoli. 
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Synthetic imidazole derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Angiotensin receptor blockers(ARB)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Melsar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Melsar 20mg Tablet?

Yes, the use of Melsar 20mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from a 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. How long does it take for Melsar 20mg Tablet to work?

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 1 weeks of starting Melsar 20mg Tablet. However, it may take about 2 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Melsar 20mg Tablet?

Making lifestyle changes while taking Melsar 20mg Tablet can boost your health. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having a 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 the risk of a heart attack.

Q. Does Melsar 20mg Tablet have a diuretic?

Melsar 20mg Tablet does not have a diuretic. Melsar 20mg Tablet is a medicine used to lower high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). These medicines lower blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. When prescribed by a doctor, Melsar 20mg Tablet can also be combined with a diuretic for providing additional benefit in the reduction of blood pressure.

Q. At what time of the day should you take Melsar 20mg Tablet?

Your doctor may suggest to take your first dose before bedtime, considering that this medicine can make you feel dizzy. After the very first dose you can take Melsar 20mg Tablet at any time of the day. It is important to take this medicine at the same time every day.

Q. For how long do I need to take Melsar 20mg Tablet? Is it safe to take long term?

You may have to take Melsar 20mg Tablet life long. Melsar 20mg Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Melsar 20mg Tablet is generally considered safe to be taken for long term. In some cases, long-term use may adversely affect the kidneys and the kidneys may not function as they should. Therefore, to keep a track of how well your kidneys are working, your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to check urea, creatinine and potassium levels.

Q. Can Melsar 20mg Tablet cause weight gain?

No, Melsar 20mg Tablet does not cause weight gain. However, in very rare cases, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss may occur. If a patient develops diarrhea while taking Melsar 20mg Tablet and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, then the doctor may advise the patient to discontinue it immediately and recommend another medicine.

Q. Can I take Melsar 20mg Tablet before surgery?

Your doctor may advise you to stop taking Melsar 20mg Tablet 24 hours before surgery. This is because Melsar 20mg Tablet can further reduce your blood pressure when used with anesthetics. So, tell your doctor that you are taking Melsar 20mg Tablet if you will be given general anesthetics (medicines that put you to sleep) or are scheduled to have any surgery.
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