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