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Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

You can take Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how your respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It’s important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it’s best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure doesn’t usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.

The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include feeling tired, nausea, diarrhoea, flu-like symptoms, shortness of breath and changes to your heartbeat. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this drug. It is the purpose of hydrochlorothiazide and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Hydrochlorothiazide may occasionally lead to an increase in pressure in your eye and lead to permanent eye damage if not treated. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you’re bothered by side effects or they won’t go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes unless your doctor has told you to. This drug is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.

Uses of Telvas H Tablet

Telvas H Tablet side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

How to use Telvas 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. Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Telvas H Tablet works

Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide which lowers the 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.

Telvas H Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Telvas H 40/12.5 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
Telvas H 40/12.5 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
Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of Telvas H 40/12.5 Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Telvas 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
my blood sugar pp 240 and BP- 130/90 i take telvas h 1 tab daily and glimiprex 2 1 tab daily
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
It is not good control.A person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND LOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you souls not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
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FAQs

Q. What is Telvas H?

Telvas H is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. This medication reduces the risk of strokes and myocardial infarction (heart attack) and is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Q. Can the use of Telvas H cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Telvas H can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Telvas H?

The use of Telvas H is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. It should preferably be avoided in patients with severe renal or hepatic impairment, patients with anuria and in women who are in the second and third trimesters of their pregnancy.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Telvas H?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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.

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References
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