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Telma 20mg

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SKU 1083
Generic For Micardis
Generic Name Telmisartan
Manufacturer Glenmark, India
Pack Size Qty Price Per Pill or Unit Price Cart
30 Tablet/s US$ 0.42 US$ 12.50
60 Tablet/s US$ 0.34 US$ 20.5018%US$ 25.00
90 Tablet/s US$ 0.30 US$ 27.0028%US$ 37.50
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Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Telmisartan is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat high blood pressure; it was launched in 1999. In older people, i.e., people 55 years or above, this drug is beneficial in decreasing the chance of heart attack, stroke, or death.

 

Telmisartan controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. It is a sign of hypertension when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm or relaxed. Normal blood pressure at rest is 80/120 mm Hg. Your blood pressure may decrease during the first 2 weeks of your treatment, but it may take 4 weeks for you to notice the full benefits of Telmisartan.

 

The drug contains Telmisartan which belongs to a group of medicines called Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. This drug acts by reducing the effect of Angiotensin (narrowing of blood vessels). Telmisartan causes vasodilation and relaxes the blood vessels to smoothen the blood flow.

Do not take this drug if you are allergic to Telmisartan or any other ingredient present in this drug. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding an infant. Tell your doctor if you are on dialysis, have a hereditary condition of fructose intolerance/ galactose intolerance, severe liver/kidney disease, have a history of strokes or heart attacks, or have systemic lupus erythematosus. 

 

Some medicines and Telmisartan may interfere with each other. You may have to stop taking one of the medicines if you are on a dose of Telmisartan:

   — Heart medicines such as digoxin

   — Lithium, a medicine used to treat certain mental illnesses

   — Diuretics

   — Potassium supplements

   — Sleeping tablets

   — Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

   — Anticholinergic medicines

   — Amantadine

   — Strong pain-killing medicines

   — Cytotoxic medicines

 

You should also consult your doctor to get a full list of the drugs to be avoided.

 

Things to remember:

   — The safety and use of this drug in children are not established

   — Avoid taking this medicine and ask your doctor if you are above 65 years of age

   — Store the medicine in a cool and dry place

Consult a doctor if you do not feel well while taking Telmisartan. Some commonly reported side effects of Telma 20 mg are difficulty in breathing and swallowing, diarrhea, congestion, fainting and dizziness, flu-like symptoms, infections of the air passages, rash or redness or itchiness of the skin, stomach pain or discomfort, pins and needles, impotence, liver problems, aching muscles, or aching joints, etc.

 

These are the most common symptoms, but you may find many other discomforting signs. In such cases, you must go for immediate medical help. Do not get alarmed by the list. You may/may not experience all of them.

Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. The common dosage for high blood pressure is one Telma 20 mg tablet once daily.

 

Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water. You can take the drug with or without food. Take the tablet exactly as the doctor prescribes, and do not increase or decrease the drug dose without a doctor’s consent. Take Telmisartan tablets at about the same time each day, be it at any time of the day. Doing this will help you remember the time of the drug and will also help you to get the best results.

 

Take the tablet every day until your doctor tells you to stop. Telmisartan helps you lessen or control the symptoms of your high BP, but it might not cure it completely. So, you must take it every day, even if you feel well.

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