Telmisartan + Chlorthalidone is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and chlorthalidone, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Yes, the use of Corditel CT 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. What lifestyle changes should I make while using Corditel CT?
Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Corditel CT. Stop smoking, as smoking lowers 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. Can I stop taking Corditel CT if I feel well?
No, keep using Corditel CT as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Corditel CT suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
Q. Can I use Corditel CT in pregnancy?
No, Corditel CT should be avoided in pregnancy. Corditel CT can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while taking Corditel CT, stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately. The doctor might suggest other ways to lower blood pressure.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Corditel CT?
Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.