FAQs ABOUT AXETEL A TABLET
What are the uses of AXETEL A TABLET?
AXETEL A TABLET is used to treat hypertension in adults. It can also be used to treat angina and can prevent the risk of heart attack or stroke.
What type of a medicine is AXETEL A TABLET?
AXETEL A TABLET is an antihypertensive medicine. It is a combination of two medicines namely amlodipine and telmisartan. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and telmisartan is an 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 AXETEL A TABLET?
Do not stop taking AXETEL A TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take AXETEL A TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take AXETEL A TABLET?
AXETEL A TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take AXETEL A TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of AXETEL A TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of AXETEL A TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of AXETEL A TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of AXETEL A TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking AXETEL A TABLET?
Before taking AXETEL A TABLET, 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 AXETEL A TABLET 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 AXETEL A TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking AXETEL A TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more AXETEL A TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more AXETEL A TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage may cause low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, fainting, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting or confusion.
Can I take AXETEL A TABLET daily?
Take AXETEL A TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take AXETEL A TABLET every day or not.
Is AXETEL A TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
AXETEL A TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking AXETEL A TABLET 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 AXETEL A TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking AXETEL A TABLET 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 AXETEL A TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking AXETEL A TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take AXETEL A TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can AXETEL A TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
AXETEL A TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause serious harm to the growing fetus. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking AXETEL A TABLET if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while undergoing therapy with AXETEL A TABLET, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
Is AXETEL A TABLET safe to use in kidney disease?
AXETEL A TABLET 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 AXETEL A TABLET as a precaution.
Can the use of AXETEL A TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. AXETEL A TABLET 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.