FAQs ABOUT ASTROTEL AM 40MG
What are the uses of ASTROTEL AM 40MG?
ASTROTEL AM 40MG is used to treat hypertension in adults.
What type of a medicine is ASTROTEL AM 40MG?
ASTROTEL AM 40MG is an antihypertensive medicine. It is a combination of two medicines namely amlodipine and telmisartan. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and telmisartan is a angiotensin-II receptor blocker. They both reduces strain on the heart, relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart to pump more blood with lesser force.
What happens when I stop taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG?
Do not stop taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take ASTROTEL AM 40MG for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take ASTROTEL AM 40MG?
ASTROTEL AM 40MG can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take ASTROTEL AM 40MG based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of ASTROTEL AM 40MG?
If you have missed a dose of ASTROTEL AM 40MG, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of ASTROTEL AM 40MG, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of ASTROTEL AM 40MG to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG?
Before taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG, inform your doctor if you have any heart, liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, low blood pressure volume or are severely dehydrated. Stop taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG and consult your doctor immediately if you become pregnant. Regularly visit your doctor and take all the necessary blood test recommended by your doctor without fail.
Can I consume alcohol while taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more ASTROTEL AM 40MG?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more ASTROTEL AM 40MG, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage may cause low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, fainting, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting or confusion.
Can I take ASTROTEL AM 40MG daily?
Take ASTROTEL AM 40MG as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take ASTROTEL AM 40MG every day or not.
Is ASTROTEL AM 40MG safe to use in diabetic patients?
ASTROTEL AM 40MG may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor you blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
What are the side effects of ASTROTEL AM 40MG?
The most common side effects of taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG are low blood pressure, dizziness, tiredness, headache, sleepiness, swollen ankles, and flushing. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Can I stop taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take ASTROTEL AM 40MG as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can ASTROTEL AM 40MG be taken during pregnancy?
ASTROTEL AM 40MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause serious harm to the growing fetus. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while undergoing therapy with ASTROTEL AM 40MG, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
Is ASTROTEL AM 40MG safe to use in kidney disease?
ASTROTEL AM 40MG should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases (such as those having renal artery stenosis, kidney transplant or in those undergoing haemodialysis). Your doctor will access your health condition and suggest a suitable dose for you. Therefore, it is important to inform your doctor if you have any kidney problems before taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG as a precaution.
Can the use of ASTROTEL AM 40MG affect the liver?
Yes. ASTROTEL AM 40MG may affect the way your liver work. It can elevate the levels of certain liver enzymes in your body. Therefore, it is strictly not recommended for use in patients with severe liver diseases. It should be used with caution in patients with other minor liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.