Medicine Overview of Safetelmi Tablet
Side Effects of Safetelmi are Dizziness, Back pain, Diarrhoea, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.
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. Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes 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.
In Depth Information on Safetelmi Tablet
You have been prescribed Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet to improve your blood pressure.
Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.
It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.
Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
- Do not take Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet.
Safetelmi Tablet related warnings
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Safetelmi 80 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.
Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure, creatinine, and potassium levels may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Safetelmi 80 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Frequently asked questions about Safetelmi Tablet
Safetelmi is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is Safetelmi used for?
Safetelmi 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 Safetelmi a blood thinner?
No, Safetelmi is not a blood thinner, it is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is Safetelmi an ACE inhibitor?
No, Safetelmi is not an ACE inhibitor. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Can I take Safetelmi with paracetamol?
Yes, Safetelmi 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 Safetelmi cause cough?
Use of Safetelmi can cause cough but this is a very uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a cough while taking Safetelmi.
Q. Does Safetelmi cause erectile dysfunction?
Safetelmi has not seen to be associated with erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this problem while taking Safetelmi.
Q. Can the use of Safetelmi cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?
Yes, Safetelmi can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood). A regular monitoring of blood potassium levels may be advised by your doctor while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Safetelmi cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of Safetelmi. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an excessive change in your weight while taking Safetelmi.
Q. Can the use of Safetelmi cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported as a side effect with Safetelmi. This could be due to some other cause or condition. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can Safetelmi cause a headache?
Safetelmi is not known to cause a headache. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a headache when you are taking Safetelmi.
Q. Does Safetelmi cause weight loss?
Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of Safetelmi. Talk to your doctor if you experience marked weight loss while taking this medicine as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
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