ASTROTEL AM 40mg Tablet 10's

Hypertension Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

ASTROTEL AM 40MG is a combination of Amlodipine and Telmisartan which belongs to the group of medicines called Antihypertensive agents. It is used in adults to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) when treatment with single agents is not effective.

Hypertension (also known as high blood pressure) is a medical condition in which the force of the blood exerted against the walls of the artery remains very high, and as a result it may lead to severe damage to the blood vessels supplying several vital organs, such as heart, kidney, or brain. If left untreated, it may cause serious complications such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke or even blindness. By lowering blood pressure, ASTROTEL AM 40MG can also reduce the risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke.

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. They both act by relaxing the blood vessels supplying the various vital organs. This allows blood to flow more smoothly across the blood vessels which in turn reduces the strain on the heart and helps the heart to pump blood more smoothly with less pressure.

During treatment with ASTROTEL AM 40MG your doctor will constantly monitor your kidney functions, blood pressure and blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of unwanted side effects. Also, avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG as it may increase the risk of side effects.

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 or are severely dehydrated due to excessive vomiting or diarrhea.

ASTROTEL AM 40MG is also not suitable for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women as it may cause serious harm to the growing baby. Stop taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG and inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while undergoing therapy with 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.

USES OF ASTROTEL AM 40MG

  • Treats Hypertension (high blood pressure) in adults

HOW ASTROTEL AM 40MG WORKS

ASTROTEL AM 40MG effectively controls blood pressure in patients with hypertension. It contains two medicines namely, amlodipine and telmisartan. Telmisartan blocks the actions of certain hormones (angiotensin-II) in the body that causes narrowing of blood vessels and increase in blood pressure.

Amlodipine is a vasodilator. It relaxes the blood vessels by blocking the entry of certain ions (calcium ions) within them that causes narrowing. This allows blood to flow more smoothly across the blood vessels. Collectively, they reduce the strain on the heart and helps the heart to pump blood more smoothly with less pressure.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ASTROTEL AM 40MG as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Try to take ASTROTEL AM 40MG at the same time each day. ASTROTEL AM 40MG can be taken with or without food.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition. Continue to take ASTROTEL AM 40MG for the stipulated duration instructed by your doctor without any interruption to achieve better results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ASTROTEL AM 40MG

COMMON

  • low blood pressure
  • swelling of ankles and legs (edema)
  • headache, dizziness
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion
  • sleepiness
  • abnormal heartbeat (fast or slow)
  • muscle cramps
  • flushing (warmth and redness of face and neck)
  • feeling tired or weak
  • vision problems

UNCOMMON

  • urinary tract infections, difficulty in passing urine, urge to urinate
  • sore throat, common cold
  • high blood potassium levels (causing muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat, chest pain)
  • difficulty in falling asleep
  • feeling depressed or anxious, changes in mood
  • vertigo (spinning sensation), shakiness
  • orthostatic hypotension (dizziness while standing up from sitting or lying position)
  • increased sweating
  • back pain, tingling of numbness of body parts
  • changes in taste
  • ringing in the ears
  • dry nose, dry mouth
  • hair loss
  • impotence (inability to obtain an erection), breast enlargement in men
  • changes in body weight

RARE

Stop taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects such as:

  • signs of allergic reactions (such as skin rash, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, or throat which can lead to difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
  • severe skin reactions (such as skin rash with itching and redness, blistering and peeling of skin, skin swelling and inflammation of mucous membrane)
  • chest pain, shortness of breath
  • inflammation of pancreas (causing severe stomach pain that radiates to the back side of the body)
  • sepsis (infection of blood characterized by sever signs of illness and fever)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and Vomiting:

Take ASTROTEL AM 40MG with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Consult your doctor if your nausea worsens.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Headache:

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

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.

BREASTFEEDING

ASTROTEL AM 40MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or handle any heavy tools or machines if you experience dizziness or drowsiness after taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.

KIDNEY

ASTROTEL AM 40MG should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems (such as kidney transplant, narrowing of renal arteries). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

ASTROTEL AM 40MG is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment (such as cholestasis, jaundice, biliary obstruction). It should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take ASTROTEL AM 40MG if you are allergic to Amlodipine or Telmisartan.

HEART DISEASE

ASTROTEL AM 40MG should be used with caution in patients with heart problems (such as irregular heart rhythm, heart failure, recent heart attack, and problems with heart muscle or valves). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

ASTROTEL AM 40MG is not recommended for use if you:

  • have cardiogenic shock (heart cannot pump blood suddenly)
  • have diabetes related kidney problems

Before taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG, inform your doctor if you:

  • have primary hyperaldosteronism (problems in adrenal gland)
  • have low blood pressure or are severely dehydrated (due to diarrhea, vomiting or excess sweating)
  • have diabetes
  • have hyperkalemia (high blood potassium levels)
  • have unstable angina (a type of chest pain)
  • have narrowing of arteries

Use in pediatrics:

ASTROTEL AM 40MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

ASTROTEL AM 40MG should be used with caution in the elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interaction:

Before taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • other medicines used to treat elevated blood pressure (such as aliskiren, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, verapamil, diltiazem, losartan, valsartan)
  • lithium, St. John’s wort (medicines used to treat depression)
  • potassium supplements or potassium-sparing diuretics such as spironolactone, triamterene or amiloride (used to retain or increase potassium levels in the body)
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (used for pain relief) such as indomethacin, celecoxib, ibuprofen, aspirin
  • heparin (a medicine used to prevent or treat blood clots)
  • medicines used to treat bacterial infections (Ex. erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, trimethoprim)
  • medicines to suppress immune system (Ex. cyclosporin, tacrolimus, sirolimus, temsirolimus and everolimus)
  • dantrolene (a medicine used to treat muscle spasm)
  • medicine used to treat HIV infection (Ex. indinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir)
  • medicines used to treat fungal infections (Ex. itraconazole, ketoconazole and fluconazole)
  • digoxin (a medicine used to treat irregular heartbeat)
  • simvastatin (a medicine used to lower blood cholesterol levels)
  • baclofen (a medicine used for relaxing muscles)
  • amifostine (a kidney protectant used along with chemotherapeutic agents)
  • medicines used to treat mental disorders such as depression, psychosis, or anxiety (Ex. pimozide, amisulpride, haloperidol)
  • corticosteroids (used to treat inflammation) Ex. prednisolone

B. Drug-Food Interaction:

Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking ASTROTEL AM 40MG as it may increase the risk of side effects.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more ASTROTEL AM 40MG, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage may cause low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, and dizziness.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Amlodipine, Telmisartan
Pharmacological Category :  

Calcium channel blocker, Angiotensin II blockers

Therapeutic Indication :  

Hypertension

Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ASTROTEL AM 40MG out of reach of children
  • Store ASTROTEL AM 40MG at room temperature

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.

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Kidney Function Test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 5MG+TELMISARTAN 40MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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