Medicine Overview of Vasorta Tablet
Side Effects of Vasorta are Dizziness, Back pain, Diarrhoea, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.
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. Vasorta 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Vasorta 40 mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.
In Depth Information on Vasorta Tablet
You have been prescribed Vasorta 40 mg Tablet to improve your blood pressure.
Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.
It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.
Vasorta 40 mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Vasorta 40 mg Tablet may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
- Do not take Vasorta 40 mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Vasorta 40 mg Tablet.
Vasorta Tablet related warnings
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vasorta 40 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.
Vasorta 40 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Vasorta 40 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Vasorta 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Vasorta 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure, creatinine, and potassium levels may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Vasorta 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vasorta 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Vasorta 40 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Vasorta 40 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Vasorta Tablet
Vasorta is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is Vasorta used for?
Vasorta is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and to reduce cardiovascular events (i.e. heart attack or stroke) in adults who are at risk because they have a reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs, or have had a stroke or high-risk diabetes.
Q. Is Vasorta a blood thinner?
No, Vasorta is not a blood thinner, it is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is Vasorta an ACE inhibitor?
No, Vasorta is not an ACE inhibitor. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Can I take Vasorta with paracetamol?
Yes, Vasorta can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen. However it may occur, please consult your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Does Vasorta cause cough?
Use of Vasorta can cause cough but this is a very uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a cough while taking Vasorta.
Q. Does Vasorta cause erectile dysfunction?
Vasorta has not seen to be associated with erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this problem while taking Vasorta.
Q. Can the use of Vasorta cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?
Yes, Vasorta can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood). A regular monitoring of blood potassium levels may be advised by your doctor while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Vasorta cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of Vasorta. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an excessive change in your weight while taking Vasorta.
Q. Can the use of Vasorta cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported as a side effect with Vasorta. This could be due to some other cause or condition. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can Vasorta cause a headache?
Vasorta is not known to cause a headache. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a headache when you are taking Vasorta.
Q. Does Vasorta cause weight loss?
Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of Vasorta. Talk to your doctor if you experience marked weight loss while taking this medicine as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
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