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Composition FOR WELTELMI AM

Telmisartan(40 mg),Amlodipine(5 mg)

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food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Weltelmi am 40mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
UNSAFE
Weltelmi am 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR WELTELMI AM

Telmisartan(40 mg)

Uses

Telmisartan is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease

How it works

Telmisartan relaxes the blood vessels which lowers the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart works more efficiently.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Weakness, Dizziness, Anemia, Renal impairment, Vertigo, Increased potassium level in blood
Amlodipine(5 mg)

Uses

How it works

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Ankle swelling, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain

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Expert advice FOR WELTELMI AM

  • Telmisartan may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, take the Telmisartan at bedtime, drink plenty of water and get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • Avoid driving, if you feel dizzy after consuming Telmisartan.
  • Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or planning to become pregnant. 
  • Telmisartan should be discontinued a day prior to the scheduled surgery.

Frequently asked questions FOR WELTELMI AM

Telmisartan

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Is telmisartan safe?
Telmisartan is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your physician/doctor.

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Is telmisartan a blood thinner?
No, telmisartan is not a blood thinner, it is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Is telmisartan better than losartan?
Telmisartan, losartan, belong to the same class of medicines and have shown to be similarly effective and safe for the approved indications, but their effect may vary in different individuals.

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Is telmisartan a beta blocker?
No, telmisartan is not a beta blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Is telmisartan an ace inhibitor?
No, telmisartan is not an ace inhibitor. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Is telmisartan a statin?
No, telmisartan is not a statin. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Is telmisartan better than olmesartan?
Telmisartan, olmesartan, belong to the same class of medicines and have shown to be similarly effective and safe for the approved indications, but their effect may vary in different individuals.

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Is telmisartan a diuretic?
No, telmisartan is not a diuretic. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Is telmisartan an alpha blocker?
No, telmisartan is not an alpha blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).

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Can I take paracetamol with telmisartan?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with telmisartan. There are no interactions described for the two medicines.

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Does telmisartan cause cough?
Telmisartan can cause cough but this is a very uncommon side effect. Please consult your physician/ doctor in case you experience cough while taking telmisartan.

Q.

Does telmisartan cause erectile dysfunction?
Telmisartan has not seen to be associated with erectile dysfunction. Please consult your physician/ doctor in case you experience this problem while taking telmisartan.

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Does telmisartan cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?
Yes, telmisartan can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood).

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Does telmisartan cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of telmisartan. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an excessive change in your weight while taking telmisartan.

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Does telmisartan cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported as a side effect with Telmisartan, but there are other blood pressure lowering medicines that do cause hair loss. Please consult your physician/ doctor if you experience hair loss while using telmisartan.

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Does telmisartan cause a headache?
Telmisartan is not known to cause headache. Please consult your physician/ doctor in case you experience a headache when you are taking telmisartan.

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Does telmisartan cause weight loss?
Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of telmisartan. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an marked change in your weight while taking telmisartan.

Amlodipine

Q.

What is amlodipine used for?
Amlodipine is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), angina pectoris (pain in the chest caused by blockages in the arteries leading to the heart) or chest pain classed as vasospastic angina pectoris (or Prinzmetal’s angina).

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Is amlodipine a calcium channel blocker and how does it works?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. In patients with high blood pressure, it works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily. In patients with angina, it works by improving blood supply to the heart muscle, which then receives more oxygen, and hence, prevents chest pain. It does not provide immediate relief of chest pain from angina.

Q.

Is amlodipine safe?
Amlodipine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Can I take amlodipine at night?
Amlodipine can be taken at night. You should take amlodipine at the same time each day with a glass of water.

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Can I take amlodipine and aspirin?
Amlodipine can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take amlodipine with sildenafil?
Both amlodipine and sildenafil cause a lowering the blood pressure. So, taking the two medicines together could be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.

Q.

Is amlodipine a beta blocker?
Amlodipine is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q.

Is amlodipine safe for breastfeeding?
It is not known whether amlodipine is passed into breast milk or not. If you are breast-feeding or about to start breastfeeding you must tell your doctor before taking amlodipine. You may need to change the medicine or stop breastfeeding.

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Is amlodipine safe for kidneys?
Amlodipine is not known to damage kidneys. However, amlodipine can cause urinary disorders like disorder in passing urine, increased need to urinate at night, increased number of times of passing urine as an uncommon side effect.

Q.

Is amlodipine a diuretic?
Amlodipine is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q.

Is amlodipine a blood thinner?
Amlodipine is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

Q.

Is amlodipine a statin?
Amlodipine is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

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Is amlodipine an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Amlodipine is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

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Does amlodipine cause tachycardia?
Amlodipine can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles)?
Amlodipine can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine increase creatinine?
Amlodipine has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking amlodipine as it requires proper diagnosis and management.

Q.

Does amlodipine cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of amlodipine. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking amlodipine.

Q.

Does amlodipine cause bradycardia (decreased heart rate)?
Amlodipine can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause weight gain?
Amlodipine can cause changes in weight, it can either cause weight gain or weight loss. However, these changes are very rare. Please consult your doctor if you experience a change in weight while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause joint pain (arthralgia)?
Amlodipine can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking amlodipine.

Q.

Does amlodipine cause cough?
Amlodipine can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause dry mouth?
Amlodipine can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking amlodipine.

Q.

Can I take amlodipine without food?
Amlodipine can be taken before or after food and drinks. Amlodipine should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take amlodipine with grapefruit juice.

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Can I take amlodipine with milk?
There are no specific recommendations on the use of amlodipine with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.

Q.

Can I take amlodipine with lisinopril?
Amlodipine can be taken with lisinopril. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, as both the medicines have a blood pressure lowering effect, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with ibuprofen?
Amlodipine can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with metoprolol?
Amlodipine and metoprolol both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with losartan?
Amlodipine and losartan both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with ramipril?
Amlodipine and ramipril both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with simvastatin?
Amlodipine can increase the levels of simvastatin, causing an increased tendency towards myopathy (muscle pain) and rhabdomyolysis (increased breakdown of muscle). The dose of simvastatin may need to be reduced when giving along with amlodipine. Please consult your doctor.

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Can I take amlodipine with atorvastatin?
Amlodipine can be taken with atorvastatin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur as interactions have been reported between simvastatin (belongs to the same class). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does amlodipine cause gout?
Amlodipine does not cause gout. It may cause joint pains (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor in case you have any sign and symptoms of gout as you may need treatment for the same.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)