|Generic Name||Telmisartan Hctz|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.57||US$ 17.00|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.47||US$ 28.0018%US$ 34.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.43||US$ 38.5025%US$ 51.00|
Telma H is a combination medicine for hypertension (high blood pressure) that contains two active ingredients, Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that prevents the blood vessels from narrowing, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that stops the body from absorbing too much salt, which can lead to fluid retention. High levels of salt in the body can lead to high blood pressure.
Many other drugs can interact with Telma H. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially other blood pressure medicines, cholestyramine, cyclosporine, rifampin, ritonavir, barbiturates, muscle relaxers, narcotic medicines, lithium, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), steroids, cholestyramine, colestipol, insulin, oral diabetes medicines, a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or diuretics. However, these are not the only drugs that can interact with Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. There may be others. Never start a new medication without proper medical advice.
Do not take Telma H if you are allergic to Telmisartan or Hydrochlorothiazide or if you are unable to urinate. To make sure that this medicine is safe for you, inform your doctor in advance if you have any of these conditions: heart disease or congestive heart failure, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), liver disease, lupus, gout, glaucoma diabetes, asthma, or an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.
Telma H is a pregnancy category D drug. Do not take this medicine if you are a pregnant woman. If you become pregnant during the treatment with this medicine, stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately. Use of effective birth control is recommended while taking this medicine. It is unknown whether this medicine can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor about safely taking this medicine if breastfeeding a baby.
Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide may increase your potassium levels. Hence, avoid potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium while taking this medicine unless directed by your doctor.
In rare cases, Telma H can lead to a condition which results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, causing kidney failure. Seek medical attention immediately if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever, unusual fatigue, and dark-coloured urine.
Things and Activities to avoid while taking Telma H
Avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol. Do not become overheated or dehydrated during exercise and hot weather. Follow your doctor’s directions about the type and number of fluids you should drink. Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide may increase your potassium levels. Hence, avoid potassium supplements or regular salt substitutes containing potassium while taking this medicine.
Some common side effects of Telma H are dizziness, lightheadedness, swollen ankles or feet, or flushing. If any of these effects persist or deteriorate, get medical attention immediately. A serious side effect is unlikely. However, if you get any serious side effects like fast, irregular, rapid heartbeat, fainting, or any other serious side effect, seek medical attention immediately.
The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones you may experience or witness due to Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.
Take Telma H strictly according to your doctor’s direction or instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. This drug may take up to 4 weeks of regular intake (as directed) to reign in your blood pressure. Take this medicine with a full glass of water. While taking this medicine, watch out for vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating. These can lead to severe dehydration, further lowering your blood pressure. Low blood pressure can be a dangerous and fatal condition. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these conditions while taking this medicine.
You may have to take this medicine for many years, even if you look fine. High blood pressure doesn’t have any outward signs. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place.
Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Dosing Information
Telma H dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition, among several other factors. Your doctor will determine your dosage after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctor’s advice properly for the best results.