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Telma 20 Tablet



Uses of Telma Tablet

Telma 20 Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

Telma Tablet side effects

  • Sinus pain
  • Nasal congestion
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Telma 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. Telma 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Telma Tablet works

Telma 20 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.

Telma Tablet related warnings

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Telma 20 Tablet. Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Telma 20 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.
Telma 20 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Telma 20 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Telma 20 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Telma 20 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.
Telma 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Telma 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Telma 20 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Telma Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Telma 20 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Telma 20 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 Telma 20 Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Telma with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Psycolith
Brand(s): Cnoxrin
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
Brand(s): Tamocas
Brand(s): Excrete

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Telma

Doctor suggested me to take Telma 20 though I have no high blood pressure. I have Secondary dilated cardiomyopathy with global left ventricular wall hypokinaesia. Please advise whether I can contionue this medicine at night while using Eltroxine5o at empty stomach and Clavam625 for some infections in my body.
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
If bp permits need to increase telma
Having high blood pressure Taking TAB TELMA 40 ERACTION PROB
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. My personal advice to start with life style modification, exercises, diet and stop smoking alcohol tobacco n gutkha along with increase your confidence level and decrease your unnecessary stress. Please take good antioxidant vitamins and plenty of water. After few month of your healthy lifestyle then only think of medicine of any kind.
Do you have any questions related to Telma 20 Tablet?

User Feedback


Q. Does Telma cause weight loss?

Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of Telma. 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 Telma cause headache?

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

Q. Is Telma safe?

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

Q. What is Telma used for?

Telma is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Telma 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 Telma with paracetamol?

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

Q. Does Telma cause cough?

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

Q. Does Telma cause erectile dysfunction?

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

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

Yes, Telma 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 Telma cause weight gain?

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

Q. Can the use of Telma cause hair loss?

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

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
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