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Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet

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Introduction

Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure helps to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke in the future.

You can take Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg 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 is 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 is 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 does not 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 nausea, diarrhea, headache, and altered blood lipids. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this medicine. It is the purpose of chlorthalidone and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy 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 Telwis CT Tablet

Benefits of Telwis CT Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines namely Telmisartan and chlorthalidone. It is generally used when one medicine alone is not controlling your blood pressure effectively. Telmisartan works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels so your blood can flow more easily. This will lower your blood pressure. Chlorthalidone is known as a diuretic (water pill) which increases urine output thereby lowering blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

Side effects of Telwis CT Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Telwis CT

  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Sinus infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin ulcer

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

How Telwis CT Tablet works

Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and chlorthalidone, which lowers 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. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg 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
Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

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

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FAQs

Q. What is Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet?

Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that helps keep the blood pressure under control. The medicine works by reducing the risk of strokes and myocardial infarction (heart attack), thereby treating hypertension (high blood pressure).

Q. Can the use of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some people. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it would be best to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet?

The use of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is considered to be harmful for people with known allergy to any of the components of this medicine. It should preferably be avoided in people with severe kidney or liver impairment and in people with anuria (reduction or absence of urine). Its use should also be avoided in women who are in the second and third trimesters of their pregnancy.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet?

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 the unused or expired medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I come off Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet when my blood pressure is controlled?

Even if your blood pressure is successfully lowered by this medicine, it is advised to continue your medication. If you stop taking Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet, your blood pressure could rise back up again. Blood pressure lowering medicines only help to control your condition but do not cure it. You will probably need to take them for the rest of your life. Remember, by keeping your blood pressure controlled you are reducing your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

Q. What will happen if I stop taking Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet?

You should not stop taking Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet without consulting your doctor. If you do stop taking it, your blood pressure may rise and you may put yourself at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. If you experience any persistent side effects, talk to your doctor.

Q. Is it safe to take Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet for a long time?

Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is generally safe to take for a long time. Some blood pressure medicines work best when they are taken for a long time. Consult your doctor if not sure.

Q. How long will I be taking Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet for?

Usually, treatment with Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet is long-term and may even be for the rest of your life. Talk to your doctor in case you have any concerns regarding Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.

Q. What if Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet doesn’t make me feel any better?

High blood pressure does not usually have any symptoms, so you do not feel ill if there is any fluctuation in blood pressure. Therefore, these tablets may not make you feel “better”. This does not mean that you can stop the medicine as they are working in the background to reduce your risk of serious illness.

Q. Can Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet affect my fertility or sex life?

Some blood pressure medicines (including water pills like hydrochlorothiazide) may affect a man’s ability to gain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). However, it is thought that other blood pressure medicines can actually improve erectile dysfunction. If you are worried or notice some changes, talk to your doctor. There is no firm evidence which suggests any effect on the fertility of either men or women with the use of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Telwis CT 40mg/12.5mg Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

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References

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