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About the drug:
Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Telmisartan is either used alone or in combination with other drugs in the treatment of high blood pressure. It was launched in the 1999. In older people i.e. People of 55 years or above age, this drug is quite beneficial in decreasing the chance of heart attack, stroke, or death.
Uses of the drug:
Telmisartan controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps your blood to circulate around your body. When your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm or relaxed than you have hypertension. 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.
Working of the drug:
The drug contains Telmisartan that 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 hence causes vasodilation and relaxes the blood vessels to smoothen the blood flow.
Before you take the drug:
• Do not take this drug if you:
Have an allergy to Telmisartan or any other ingredient present in this drug
Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
Are on dialysis
• Tell your doctor if you:
Have a hereditary condition of fructose intolerance
Have a rare hereditary condition of galactose intolerance
Have severe liver disease
Have a history of strokes or heart attacks
Have or have had any kind of severe kidney disease
Have Systemic lupus erythematosus
Telma 20 mg is manufactured by a very well known Indian pharmaceutical company, Glenmark, India. You can buy Telma 20 mg online from alldaychemist.com.
Dosage forms and strengths:
Telmisartan tablets are available in the following strengths on our website:
• Telma 20 mg
• Telma 40 mg
• Telma 80 mg
• Telvas H-40/12.50mg
You can buy Telma 20 mg online at alldaychemist.com at very reasonable rates.
How much to take the drug:?
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 in a day.
How to take the drug?
Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water. You can take the drug with or without food. Take the tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor, do not increase or decrease the dose of the drug 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.
For how long to take it?
Take the tablet every day until your doctor tells you to stop. Telmisartan helps you to lessen or control the symptoms of your high BP, but it might not be able to cure it completely. So, you must take it every day, even if you feel well.
You may need urgent medical attention as may feel dizzy, light-headed or faint. Your heartbeat may be faster or slower than usual. Even if you do not feel any signs symptoms of poisoning due to overdose go to the nearest hospital or you’re your doctor immediately.
Take the dose as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking it as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the one that you overlooked.
Side effects of the drug:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Telmisartan. Tell the doctor immediately if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
• Difficulty in breathing and swallowing
• Fainting and dizziness
• Flu-like symptoms
• Infections of the air passages
• Rash or redness or itchiness of skin
• Stomach pain or discomfort
• Pins and needles
• 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.
Common drug interactions:
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
• Potassium supplements
• Sleeping tablets
• Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
• Anticholinergic medicines
• 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