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Overview

Introduction

Telma-AM H 40 Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Telma-AM H 40 Tablet is a combination of medicines that helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It also helps to reduce chances of future heart attack and stroke.Telma-AM H 40 Tablet should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken in the morning with food to avoid frequent urination at night. This medicine may cause dehydration, so it is better to take plenty of fluids. Inform doctor if you develop extreme thirst or muscle weakness. Some patients may develop swelling of ankle as a side effect of using this medicine. It may also cause dizziness initially, but this improves with time.

Uses of Telma-AM H Tablet

Telma-AM H Tablet side effects

Common
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Sleepiness
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Taste change
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Stomach upset
  • Altered blood lipids

How to use Telma-AM H 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-AM H 40 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Telma-AM H Tablet works

Telma-AM H 40 Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Telmisartan, Amlodipine and Hydrochlorothiazide. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by widening and relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Telma-AM H Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Telma-AM H 40 Tablet Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Telma-AM H 40 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
Telma-AM H 40 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
Telma-AM H 40 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Telma-AM H 40 Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Telma-AM H 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Telma-AM H 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Telma-AM H 40 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Telma-AM H 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Telma-AM H 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Telma-AM H 40 Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Telma-AM H 40 Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
  • Use of Telma-AM H 40 Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Telma-AM H

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What would be alternative for this medicine for same salt composition of some lower price. Name of the medicine -- ( Telmisartan 40 mg and Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablets USP
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Telma h 40/12.5
I have been advised Telma 20 for my BP range 140/90, however of late it is coming 150/110. My doctor advice Telma 40. Or should I take Cilacar 10.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
take telma h 40
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FAQs

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

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Telma-AM H?

Yes, the use of Telma-AM H 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 Telma-AM H in pregnancy?

No, Telma-AM H should be avoided in pregnancy. It can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while taking Telma-AM H, stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately. The doctor might suggest other ways to lower blood pressure.

Q. What lifestyle changes should I make while using Telma-AM H?

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Telma-AM H. Stop 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 vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce your risk of heart attack.

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

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

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References
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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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