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