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Tazloc-AM Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Tazloc-AM Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken regularly with or without food at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly as may result in sudden increase of blood pressure. You may experience mild dizziness initially while taking this medicine, but this improves with time. Swelling of the ankle may occur in some patients as a side effect.

Uses of Tazloc-AM Tablet

Tazloc-AM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Tazloc-AM 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. Tazloc-AM Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tazloc-AM Tablet works

Tazloc-AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and Amlodipine. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Together, they lower blood pressure effectively.

Tazloc-AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Tazloc-AM Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tazloc-AM 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tazloc-AM Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tazloc-AM Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Tazloc-AM Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tazloc-AM Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Tazloc-AM Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Tazloc-AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tazloc-AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Tazloc-AM Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Expert Advice

  • Tazloc-AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Tazloc-AM Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Tazloc-AM Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tazloc-AM

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high blood pressure 160/90 and heart rate 130I am already to taken tazloc-h 40mg
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Can change to besicor t 2.5/40 will control both rate and BP after consulting with your physician
I am having diabetes and high bp I am prescribed with Tribet 1 and Tazloc 20 Tablet but my prescription has expired I need a new prescription
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
we don't provide prescription on this forum
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FAQs

Q. What is the rationale behind this combination medicine?

Tazloc-AM is a medicine that contains Telmisartan and Amlodipine. These two medicines are combined to lower blood pressure more effectively. Thereby, lowering the chances of having a stroke or heart attack.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Tazloc-AM?

Yes, the use of Tazloc-AM can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from 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. Can I use Tazloc-AM in pregnancy?

No, Tazloc-AM should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while using Tazloc-AM, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. The doctor will recommend you other ways to lower the blood pressure.

Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Tazloc-AM?

Making lifestyle changes while taking Tazloc-AM can boost your health. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. How would I know if I have a high potassium level?

Your doctor will check your blood potassium levels periodically to detect any rise in the potassium levels. Make sure that you do not miss any future appointments with the doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Tazloc-AM if I feel well?

No, keep using Tazloc-AM as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Tazloc-AM suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of the Tazloc-AM?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
  1. European Medicines Agency. Telmisartan + amlodipine. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Telmisartan. Bracknell, Berkshire: Boehringer Ingelheim Limited; 1998 [revised Nov. 2017]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Amlodipine besylate. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2011. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Telmisartan. Ingelheim, Germany: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma KG; 1998. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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