Telmisartan HCL 40mg
Telmisartan is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure), prevention of heart attack and stroke and Heart failure.
Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes blood vessels by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.
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Answer: Telmisartan is generally recommended to be taken once daily, either in the morning or in the evening. Consider taking it at the same time each day as it will help you to remember taking
Answer: You may see an improvement within a few days. But, the maximum benefit can be seen within 4-8 weeks of starting treatment.
Answer: No, do not stop taking Telmisartan without consulting your doctor even if your blood pressure is controlled. Stopping it suddenly may increase your blood pressure which could be detrimental for you. Telmisartan does not cure high blood pressure but controls it. So, you may have to take the medicine lifelong. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.
Answer: Can the use of Telmisartan cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?
Answer: You can take Telmisartan if it has been advised by your doctor. Your doctor may ask you to get regular tests done (potassium and creatinine levels) in order to monitor your kidney function. Telmisartan may cause worsening of kidney function, therefore you should contact your doctor in case you notice swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands or unexplained weight gain.
Answer: No, do not worry since Telmisartan is not known to cause weight gain. In fact in animal studies Telmisartan has been found to decrease fat tissue.
Answer: Telmisartan may lower blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. Therefore, it is essential to keep a regular track of your blood glucose levels. Talk to your doctor if you are a diabetic because the dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines may need adjustment.
Answer: If you are taking ibuprofen and Telmisartan together, you should continuously keep a check on your blood pressure and kidney function. Telmisartan may enhance the side effects of ibuprofen which may further cause water retention, especially in patients taking Telmisartan for heart failure. Ibuprofen may interfere with the working of Telmisartan and decrease its efficiency at lowering blood pressure.
Answer: No, Telmisartan does not cause excessive urination and does not belong to the diuretic class of medicines. Telmisartan works by relaxing the blood vessels by blocking the effect of a substance known as angiotensin II. This substance is responsible for increasing the blood pressure by narrowing down the blood vessels.
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