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