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. Telsartan-H Activ 80mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Telsartan-H Activ 80mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Telsartan-H Activ 80mg 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.
Telsartan-H Activ 80mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Telsartan-H Activ 80mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Telsartan-H Activ 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Telsartan-H Activ 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Telsartan-H Activ 80mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Telsartan-H Activ 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Telsartan-H Activ 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Telsartan-h is a combination of two medicines Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. This medication is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and reduces the risk of strokes and myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Q. Can the use of Telsartan-h cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Telsartan-h can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications to the use of Telsartan-h?
The use of Telsartan-h is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine.It should preferably be avoided in patients with severe renal or hepatic impairment and in patients with anuria and in second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
Q. Does Telsartan-h expire?
Yes, Telsartan-h does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Telsartan-h after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Jul 2018.