Frequently asked questions for Telmisartan + Indapamide
Telmisartan + Indapamide
Q. What is Telmisartan+Indapamide?Telmisartan+Indapamide is a combination of two medicines that helps keep the blood pressure under control. The medicine works by reducing the risk of strokes and myocardial infarction (heart attack), thereby treating hypertension (high blood pressure).
Q. Can the use of Telmisartan+Indapamide cause dizziness?Yes, the use of Telmisartan+Indapamide can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some people. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it would be best to take rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Telmisartan+Indapamide?The use of Telmisartan+Indapamide is considered to be harmful for people with known allergy to any of the components of this medicine. It should preferably be avoided in people with severe kidney or liver impairment and in people with anuria (reduction or absence of urine). It should also be avoided in women who are in the second and third trimesters of their pregnancy.
Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Telmisartan+Indapamide?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 the unused or expired medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Can I come off Telmisartan+Indapamide when my blood pressure is lower?Even if your blood pressure is successfully lowered by this medicine, it is advised to continue your medication. If you stop taking Telmisartan+Indapamide, your blood pressure could rise back up again. Blood pressure lowering medicines only help to control your condition but do not cure it.. You will probably need to take them for the rest of your life. Remember, by keeping your blood pressure controlled you are reducing your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.
Q. What will happen if I stop taking Telmisartan+Indapamide?You should not stop taking Telmisartan+Indapamide without talking to your doctor. If you do stop taking it, your blood pressure may rise and you may put yourself at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. Therefore, it is advised to continue your medication for the prescribed duration. If you experience any persistent side effects, talk to your doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take Telmisartan+Indapamide for a long time?Telmisartan+Indapamide is generally safe to take for a long time. Some blood pressure medicines work best when they are taken for a long time. If not sure, consult your doctor.
Q. How long will I be taking Telmisartan+Indapamide for?Usually, treatment with Telmisartan+Indapamide is long-term and may even be for the rest of your life. Talk to your doctor in case you have any concerns regarding Telmisartan+Indapamide, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.
Q. What if Telmisartan+Indapamide doesn’t make me feel any better?High blood pressure does not usually have any symptoms, so you do not feel ill if there is any change in the blood pressure. Therefore, these tablets may not make you feel “better”. This does not mean that you can stop the medicine as they are working in the background to reduce your risk of serious illness.
Q. Can Telmisartan+Indapamide affect my fertility or sex life?Some blood pressure medicines (including water pills like hydrochlorothiazide) may affect a man’s ability to gain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). However, it is thought that other blood pressure medicines can actually improve erectile dysfunction. If you are worried or notice some changes, talk to your doctor. There is no firm evidence which suggests any effect on the fertility of either men or women with the use of Telmisartan+Indapamide.
Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Telmisartan+Indapamide?Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Telmisartan+Indapamide. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Telmisartan+Indapamide and to keep yourself healthy.