TELMISAT 40 TABLET

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Composition for TELMISAT 40MG TABLET

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
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₹6.43/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of TELMISAT TABLET

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Uses of TELMISAT TABLET

Telmisat 40 tablet is used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
It may lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
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Side effects of TELMISAT TABLET

Common

Dizziness, Back pain, Diarrhoea, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.

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How to use TELMISAT 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Telmisat 40 tablet at a fixed time.

How TELMISAT TABLET works

Telmisat 40 tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

In Depth Information on TELMISAT TABLET

Expert advice for TELMISAT TABLET

  • Telmisartan can be taken with or without food.
  • It is best to take the first dose before bed to reduce symptomatic hypotension.
  • Telmisartan may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for TELMISAT 40 TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Telmisat 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Telmisat 40 tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal function.
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Liver
CAUTION
Severely interacts with other drugs like
TACSANT 0.5MG CAPSULE, HEPLOCK 10IU INJECTION, LOPARIN 40MG PREFILLED SYRINGE, LITHOCAP 300MG CAPSULE

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for TELMISAT 40MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for 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).
Q. 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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