Slew 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Slew Tablet

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Uses of Slew Tablet

Slew 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
It may also lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
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Side effects of Slew Tablet

Common

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

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

How Slew Tablet works

Slew 20mg tablet 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.

In Depth Information on Slew Tablet

Expert advice for Slew Tablet

  • Slew can be taken with or without food but preferably be taken at the same time of the day.
  • It is best to take the first dose before bed to reduce symptomatic hypotension.
  • Slew 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Slew 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Slew 20mg 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
Slew 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Slew 20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Slew 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Slew 20mg 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.
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Liver
CAUTION
Slew 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Slew 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Slew 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Lomorin NX 60mg Injection, Heplock 10IU Injection, Tacsant 0.5mg Capsule, Tacromus 2mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Telmisartan, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Slew 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Telmisartan

Slew is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Slew 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.
No, Slew is not a blood thinner, it is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is Slew better than losartan?
Slew and 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.
No, Slew is not a beta blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
No, Slew is not an ACE inhibitor. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
No, Slew is not a statin. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is Slew better than olmesartan?
Slew and 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.
No, Slew is not a diuretic. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
No, Slew is not an alpha blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Can I take Slew with paracetamol?
Yes, Slew 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.
Use of Slew can cause cough but this is a very uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a cough while taking Slew.
Slew has not seen to be associated with erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this problem while taking Slew.
Yes, Slew 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.
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of Slew. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an excessive change in your weight while taking Slew.
Hair loss has not been reported as a side effect with Slew. This could be due to some other cause or condition. Please consult your doctor.
Slew is not known to cause a headache. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a headache when you are taking Slew.
Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of Slew. 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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