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Composition FOR TELMA-LN

Cilnidipine(10mg),Telmisartan(40mg)

food interaction for TELMA-LN

alcohol interaction for TELMA-LN

pregnancy interaction for TELMA-LN

lactation interaction for TELMA-LN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
UNSAFE
Telma-ln 40 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR TELMA-LN

Cilnidipine(10mg)

Uses

Cilnidipine is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure

How it works

Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain
Telmisartan(40mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Telmisartan relaxes the blood vessels which lowers 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

COMMON DOSAGE FOR TELMA-LN 40 TABLET

Patients taking TELMA-LN 40 TABLET

  • 72%
    Once A Day
  • 28%
    Twice A Day

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Expert advice FOR TELMA-LN

  • It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
  • To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens). 
  • Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.
  • Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.

Frequently asked questions FOR TELMA-LN

Cilnidipine

Q.

Is cilnidipine US FDA approved?
Cilnidipine is not currently approved by the US-FDA for use in the treatment of hypertension. It is approved for use in India and Japan.

Q.

What are the uses of cilnidipine?
Cilnidipine is indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

Q.

Is cilnidipine is a novel dihydropyridine?
Yes, cilnidipine belong to a class of drugs called dihydropyridines. It is a calcium-channel blocker and is indicated for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).

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Is cilnidipine cardioprotective?
Studies have shown that cilnidipine can exert cardioprotective action by suppressing sympathetic overactivity. It has also been shown to improve left ventricular diastolic function.

Telmisartan

Q.

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

Q.

What is telmisartan used for?
Telmisartan is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and to reduce cardiovascular events (i.e. heart attack or stroke) in adults who are at risk because they have a reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs, or have had a stroke or high-risk diabetes.

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

Can I take telmisartan with paracetamol?
Yes, telmisartan can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen. However it may occur, please consult your doctor before taking these medicines together.

Q.

Does telmisartan cause cough?
Telmisartan can cause a cough but this is a very uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a cough while taking telmisartan.

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

Does telmisartan cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of telmisartan. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an excessive change in your weight while taking telmisartan.

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

Does telmisartan cause weight loss?
Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of telmisartan. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience marked change in your weight while taking telmisartan.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)