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Temsan-AM 5 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Temsan-AM 5 Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken regularly with or without food at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly as may result in sudden increase of blood pressure. You may experience mild dizziness initially while taking this medicine, but this improves with time. Swelling of the ankle may occur in some patients as a side effect.

Uses of Temsan-AM Tablet

Temsan-AM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Temsan-AM 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. Temsan-AM 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Temsan-AM Tablet works

Temsan-AM 5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and Amlodipine. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Together, they lower blood pressure effectively.

Temsan-AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Temsan-AM 5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Temsan-AM 5 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.
Lactation
Temsan-AM 5 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Temsan-AM 5 Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Temsan-AM 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Temsan-AM 5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Temsan-AM 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Temsan-AM 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Temsan-AM 5 Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Expert Advice

  • Temsan-AM 5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Temsan-AM 5 Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Temsan-AM 5 Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Temsan-AM

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Dear Sir/ Ma'am, Please suggest medication required as per the report attached. Main concern are towards high uric acid and high cholestrol level. From last 4 years I am taking Temsan H - 1 tab towards high blood pressure, although the same is at present now at 130/80. I do not have any other complications. Does increase in mean blood glucose level indicates me as diabetic? Please advise. Regards/ PATIENT
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Yes u have borderline diabetes U need to get diet chart according to your ideal body weight and lifestyle by a qualified dietician and follow it. Repeat HbA1c &clip is profile after 6months. After change in diet and exercise regime . Exercise aerobic physical activity 45min/day.
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FAQs

Q. What is the rationale behind this combination medicine?

Temsan-AM is a medicine that contains Telmisartan and Amlodipine. These two medicines are combined to lower blood pressure more effectively. Thereby, lowering the chances of having a stroke or heart attack.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Temsan-AM?

Yes, the use of Temsan-AM can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. Can I use Temsan-AM in pregnancy?

No, Temsan-AM should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while using Temsan-AM, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. The doctor will recommend you other ways to lower the blood pressure.

Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Temsan-AM?

Making lifestyle changes while taking Temsan-AM can boost your health. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. How would I know if I have a high potassium level?

Your doctor will check your blood potassium levels periodically to detect any rise in the potassium levels. Make sure that you do not miss any future appointments with the doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Temsan-AM if I feel well?

No, keep using Temsan-AM as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Temsan-AM suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of the Temsan-AM?

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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