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