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food interaction for TRICINOD

alcohol interaction for TRICINOD

pregnancy interaction for TRICINOD

lactation interaction for TRICINOD

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may lower the blood pressure.
Taking Chlorthalidone with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Tricinod 40 mg/5 mg/12.5 mg 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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Telmisartan(40 mg)


Telmisartan belongs to a class of medicines known as angiotensin II receptor blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure, prevention and treatment of heart attack (myocardial Infarction) and heart failure; when heart is unable to pump sufficient blood. It is also used for kidney failure in patients with diabetes.

How it works

Telmisartan blocks the action of a substance (angiotensin II) responsible for narrowing of the blood vessels. It relaxes the blood vessels; thereby lowering blood pressure.

Common side effects

Abdominal bloating, Cough, Decreased blood pressure, Facial swelling, Hypersensitivity reaction, Itching, Muscle cramp, Pain in muscles, Vomiting
Cilnidipine(5 mg)


Cilnidipine is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (essentia hypertension).

How it works

Cilnidipine belong to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It blocks the activity of calcium channels present in the blood vessels and heart muscles, and works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Frequent urge to urinate, Abnormal liver function tests, Blindness, Depression, Dizziness, Eye pain, Fever, Flushing, Gingival hyperplasia, Headache, Decreased blood pressure, Impotence, Lethargy, Muscle pain, Rash, Tremor
Chlorthalidone(12.5 mg)


Chlorthalidone is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, and to reduce the fluid retention that occurs with some kidney or liver diseases (edema), and to treat a condition in which an individual produces large amounts of dilute urine and is constantly thirsty (diabetes insipidus).

How it works

Chlorthalidone belongs to class of medications called thiazide diuretics. It acts by increasing excretion of sodium and potassium in the urine, which causes elimination of the excess water from body.

Common side effects

Cramps, Dizziness, Hair loss, Headache, Loss of appetite, Muscle weakness, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Excessive thirst


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Expert advice for TRICINOD

  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked 1 week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Consult your  doctor about any dizziness or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Get immediate medical help if you notice any swelling, especially around your head and neck.
  • Do not start or continue telmisartan tablets and consult your doctor if  you are allergic (hypersensitive) to telmisartan or to any other ingredients of the drug.

Frequently asked questions for TRICINOD


Q. Is telmisartan safe?
Telmisartan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is telmisartan used for?
Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker that blocks the activity of angiotensin II responsible for narrowing of the blood vessels. It relaxes the blood vessels; thereby lowering blood pressure.
Q. Is telmisartan a blood thinner, ACE inhibitor, diuretic or a beta-locker?
Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker, not a blood thinner, ACE inhibitor, diuretic, or a beta-blocker.
Q. Is telmisartan a generic?
Yes, telmisartan is a generic drug sold under several pharmaceutical brand names (Micardis, Telma, Telmate, Tazloc, Telsartan-h, etc.).
Q. Is telmisartan better than losartan or olmesartan?
Although all the three drugs have shown to be effective against the approved indications, but their effect may vary upon individual response.


Q. Is cilnidipine US FDA approved?
It is not approved by FDA for the treatment of hypertension.
Q. What are the uses of cilnidipine/Cilacar?
Cilnidipine/Cilacar is used for the treatment of hypertension.
Q. Is cilnidipine is a novel dihydropyridine?
Yes, cilnidipine belong to the class of selective dihydropyridine derivative calcium-channel blockers.


Q. What is chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5?
Chlorthalidone belongs to class of medications called thiazide diuretics.
Q. Is chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5 a generic drug?
Yes, chlorthalidone is the generic name and hydrazine 12.5 is brand name.
Q. Is chlorthalidone an ace inhibitor/potassium sparing diuretic/sulfa drug/benzodiazepine/a blood thinner?
No, chlorthalidone belongs to class of medication called as thiazide diuretics.
Q. Is chlorthalidone a water pill?
Yes, it is a diuretic and also called as ‘water pill’.
Q. Is chlorthalidone better than hydrochlorothiazide?
Chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response.
Q. Can I take chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5 with ibuprofen/Excedrin/Tylenol?
There is no observed drug interaction. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can amitriptyline cause weight loss: gain/cough/low potassium/high blood sugar/erectile dysfunction?
Amitriptyline can cause low potassium/high blood pressure. Patients should consult the doctor regarding the possible side effects.


Content on this page was last updated on 01 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)