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Telfon 40 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Telfon Tablet

Telfon 40 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

Telfon Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Telfon 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. Telfon 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Telfon Tablet works

Telfon 40 mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and PPARγ-agonist. It relaxes blood vessels 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.

Telfon Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Telfon 40 mg Tablet. Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Telfon 40 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.
Lactation
Telfon 40 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.
Driving
Telfon 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Telfon 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Telfon 40 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.
Liver
CAUTION
Telfon 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Telfon 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Telfon 40 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Telfon Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Telfon 40 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Telfon 40 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.
  • It 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.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you conceive while taking Telfon 40 mg Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Telfon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Does Telfon cause weight loss?

Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of Telfon. Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive weight loss while taking this medicine as this could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can Telfon cause headache?

Telfon is not known to cause headache. Please consult your doctor in case you experience headache when you are taking Telfon.

Q. Is Telfon safe?

Telfon is safe if used in the prescribed dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What is Telfon used for?

Telfon is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Telfon reduces cardiovascular events (i.e. heart attack or stroke) in adults who are at risk because of reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs. The risk is high in people who have had a stroke or in high-risk diabetes patients.

Q. Can I take Telfon with paracetamol?

Yes, Telfon can be taken with paracetamol. As per the reports, using the two medicines together does not change the working of Telfon. Their usage does not cause any severe side effects.

Q. Does Telfon cause cough?

Use of Telfon can cause cough but this is a very uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a cough while taking Telfon.

Q. Does Telfon cause erectile dysfunction?

Telfon is not associated with erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this problem while taking Telfon.

Q. Can the use of Telfon cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?

Yes, Telfon can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood). A regular monitoring of blood potassium levels may be advised by your doctor while taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Telfon cause weight gain?

No, weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of Telfon. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an excessive change in your weight while taking Telfon.

Q. Can the use of Telfon cause hair loss?

No, hair loss has not been reported as a side effect of Telfon. This could be due to some other cause or condition. Please consult your doctor.

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