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Twinblok T 40mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Twinblok T 40mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It also 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 at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly as it may result in sudden increase of blood pressure. You may experience mild dizziness initially while taking this medicine, but this improves with time. It may cause ankle swelling and palpitations as side effects.

Uses of Twinblok T Tablet

Twinblok T 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 Twinblok T 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. Twinblok T 40mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Twinblok T Tablet works

Twinblok T 40mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cilnidipine and Telmisartan, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB) and Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Twinblok T Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Twinblok T 40mg Tablet. Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Twinblok T 40mg 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
No information is available on the use of Twinblok T 40mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Twinblok T 40mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Twinblok T 40mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Twinblok T 40mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Twinblok T 40mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Twinblok T 40mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Twinblok T 40mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Twinblok T 40mg 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 Twinblok T 40mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What lifestyle changes should I make while using Twinblok T?

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Twinblok T. Stop 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 vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce your risk of heart attack.

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

Your doctor will check your blood potassium levels periodically for high potassium levels. Make sure not to miss any future appointments with the doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Twinblok T if I feel well?

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

Q. What is the rationale behind this combination medicine?

Twinblok T is a medicine that contains Telmisartan and Cilnidipine. These two medicines are combined to lower the blood pressure more effectively, thereby lowering the chances of having a stroke or heart attack.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Twinblok T?

Yes, the use of Twinblok T 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 Twinblok T in pregnancy?

No, Twinblok T should be avoided in pregnancy. Twinblok T can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while taking Twinblok T, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. The doctor may suggest other ways to lower blood pressure.

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