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STALIA A 40MG/20MG TABLET

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Composition FOR STALIA A

Telmisartan(40 mg),Atorvastatin(20 mg)

food interaction for STALIA A

alcohol interaction for STALIA A

pregnancy interaction for STALIA A

lactation interaction for STALIA A

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Stalia a 40mg/20mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
UNSAFE
Stalia a 40mg/20mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Stalia a 40mg/20mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR STALIA A

Telmisartan(40 mg)

Uses

Telmisartan is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease

How it works

Telmisartan relax the blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart works more efficiently.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Weakness, Dizziness, Anemia, Renal impairment, Vertigo, Increased potassium level in blood
Atorvastatin(20 mg)

Uses

Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood

How it works

Atorvastatin blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers the level of cholestrol in the body.

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Joint pain, Muscle pain, Allergic reaction, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Increased liver enzymes, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood

SUBSTITUTES FOR STALIA A

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR STALIA A

  • 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 STALIA A

Telmisartan

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

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Is telmisartan a blood thinner?
No, telmisartan is not a blood thinner, it is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Is telmisartan a generic medicine?
Yes, telmisartan is a generic medicine available under several pharmaceutical brand names like Micardis, Telma, Telmate, Tazloc.Telista, Telsartan.

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Is telmisartan better than losartan or olmesartan?
Telmisartan, losartan, and olmesartan belong to the same class of drugs and have shown to be similarly effective and safe for the approved indications, but their effect may vary in different individuals.

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Is telmisartan a beta blocker?
No, telmisartan is not a beta blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Is telmisartan an ace inhibitor?
No, telmisartan is not an ace inhibitor. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Is telmisartan a statin?
No, telmisartan is not a statin. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Is telmisartan a diuretic?
No, telmisartan is not a diuretic. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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is telmisartan an alpha blocker
No, telmisartan is not an alpha blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Does telmisartan cause erectile dysfunction?
Telmisartan has not seen to be associated with erectile dysfunction. Please consult your physician/ doctor in case you experience this problem while taking telmisartan.

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Does telmisartan cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?
Yes, telmisartan can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood).

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Does telmisartan cause weight gain/ weight loss?
No, telmisartan does not have any effect on weight. It neither causes weight loss nor weight gain.

Q.

Does telmisartan cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported as a side effect with Telmisartan, but there are other blood pressure lowering medicines that do cause hair loss. Please consult your physician/ doctor if you experience hair loss while using telmisartan.

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Does telmisartan cause a headache?
Telmisartan is not known to cause headache. Please consult your physician/ doctor in case you experience a headache when you are taking telmisartan.

Atorvastatin

Q.

What is tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20?
Atorvastatin (also available as tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20) belong to group of medications called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.

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Is atorvastatin same as simvastatin/ pravastatin?
Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (or statins) with similar action but their effect may vary upon individual response

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Is atorvastatin diuretic/ beta blocker/ ace inhibitor?
No. Atorvastatin belongs to class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or statins

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It atorvastatin gluten free?
Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

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Is it a blood thinner?
No. it is a lipid lowering drug

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Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin/ pravastatin?
Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same category of medications with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)