Telmisartan + Hydrochlorothiazide is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide which lowers the blood pressure effectively. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin, thereby relaxing the blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Vasotel HL is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. This medication reduces the risk of strokes and myocardial infarction (heart attack) and is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
Q. Can the use of Vasotel HL cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Vasotel HL can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Vasotel HL?
The use of Vasotel HL is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components of this medicine. It should preferably be avoided in patients with severe kidney or liver impairment and in patients with anuria. 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 Vasotel HL?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.