NIRTEL 80 Tablet 10's

Hypertension Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

NIRTEL 80 TABLET contains Telmisartan which belongs to the group of medicines called Angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It is used to treat essential hypertension in adults. High blood pressure that is not caused by any other condition is called as essential hypertension. It is characterized by symptoms such as early morning headaches, nosebleeds, irregular heartbeat, vision changes, buzzing in the ears, fatigue, nausea and chest pain.

It is also used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke in adults who are known to have a reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs and had a stroke or with a high risk of diabetes.

Your doctor may check your kidney function test, blood pressure and the amount of electrolytes (Ex. potassium) in your body prior to the treatment or at regular intervals during treatment with this medicine.

NIRTEL 80 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients having severe liver problems such as cholestasis or biliary obstruction (flow of bile from liver stops or slows). NIRTEL 80 TABLET should be used with caution in patients having diabetes, kidney disease, heart problems and raised aldosterone levels.

NIRTEL 80 TABLET is not recommended for use in early pregnancy and must not be taken by women who are pregnant for more than 3 months and it is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

NIRTEL 80 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (up to the age of 18 years) and it should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above).

The most common side effect of taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET is low blood pressure. Consult your doctor if the symptom worsens.

USES OF NIRTEL 80 TABLET

  • Treats essential hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular events (such as stroke and heart attack)

HOW NIRTEL 80 TABLET WORKS

NIRTEL 80 TABLET makes blood vessels to relax and thus lowers the blood pressure by blocking the effects of Angiotensin II (substance produced in your body which causes narrowing of blood vessels).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take NIRTEL 80 TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow this medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of NIRTEL 80 TABLET for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF NIRTEL 80 TABLET

COMMON

low blood pressure

UNCOMMON

  • urinary tract infection
  • signs of upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, inflamed sinuses, common cold)
  • anemia, feeling of weakness
  • insomnia, fainting
  • feeling of spinning (vertigo)
  • slow heart rate, chest pain
  • dizziness on standing up (orthostatic hypotension)
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort, bloating
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • increased sweating
  • drug rash, itching
  • muscle cramps, muscle or back pain

RARE

  • signs of low platelet count (easy bleeding or bruising)
  • severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction)
  • allergic reaction (Ex. rash, itching, wheezing)
  • low sugar level in blood (in diabetic patients)
  • feeling anxious, sleepiness
  • impaired vision
  • fast heartbeat
  • dry mouth, dysgeusia (impaired sense of taste)
  • eczema (a skin condition with red, itchy, irritated skin)
  • flu-like-illness
  • severe drug rash, pain in joints, joint stiffness

Stop taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • sepsis (body's life-threatening response to infection which can lead to death, organ failure)
  • angioedema (rapid swelling of the skin and mucosa)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Vomiting:

Take NIRTEL 80 TABLET with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods, sugary snacks and drinks. Avoid drinking too much liquid along with your meals. Consult your doctor if your symptom does not improve.

Diarrhea:

Drink lot of fluids such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own to treat without consulting your doctor.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, consult your doctor.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume too much of alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

NIRTEL 80 TABLET is not recommended in early pregnancy and must not be taken when more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to the baby if used after 3 months of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET.

BREASTFEEDING

NIRTEL 80 TABLET is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may choose another treatment especially if you want to breast-feed when your baby is new-born or born prematurely. Consult your doctor for advice before taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or tired after taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET. Consult your doctor before taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may increase the risk of low blood pressure.

KIDNEY

NIRTEL 80 TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with kidney disease, kidney artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels to one or both the kidneys) and with a history of kidney transplant. Consult your doctor before taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET.

LIVER

NIRTEL 80 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver problems such as cholestasis or biliary obstruction (flow of bile from liver stops or slows). NIRTEL 80 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Consult your doctor before taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET.

ALLERGY

NIRTEL 80 TABLET is not recommended for use if you are allergic to Telmisartan or any other ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

NIRTEL 80 TABLET should be taken with caution in patients having heart trouble or low blood pressure (due to dehydration problems, low-salt intake, diarrhoea or vomiting). Before taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET consult with your doctor.

OTHERS

Before taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET, inform your doctor if you have:

  • high potassium levels in the body
  • raised aldosterone levels (water and salt retention in the body along with imbalance of various blood minerals)
  • diabetes

Use in pediatrics:

NIRTEL 80 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your child’s doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

NIRTEL 80 TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (Ex. enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril), angiotensin II receptor antagonists (Ex. candesartan, irbesartan) and aliskiren (medicines used to treat high blood pressure)
  • digoxin (used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythm)
  •  medicines containing lithium (used to treat some types of depression)
  • medicines that may increase blood potassium levels such as salt substitutes containing potassium
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (medicines used to treat pain and inflammation
  • heparin (used to prevent or treat blood clot)
  • immunosuppressive agents such as ciclosporin or tacrolimus (used to prevent organ rejection after transplant)
  •  antibiotic trimethoprim (medicine used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections)
  • diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide and potassium-sparing diuretics (Ex. amiloride, spironolactone) (used to treat oedema or high blood pressure)
  • corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, hydrocortisone (used to treat inflammatory conditions)
  • baclofen (used for muscle spasm)
  • amifostine (medicine used in cancer chemotherapy)
  • barbiturates such as phenobarbital, pentobarbital (used to treat seizures)
  • antidepressants such as citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine (used to treat depression)
  • narcotics such as morphine and codeine (used to treat moderate to severe pain)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of NIRTEL 80 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. The most common symptoms of overdose are low blood pressure, fast or slow heartbeat, dizziness, elevated levels of creatinine and sudden kidney failure.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Telmisartan
Pharmacological Category :   Angiotensin receptor blockers
Therapeutic Indication :   Essential hypertension, prevention of heart attack and stroke
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • keep NIRTEL 80 TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT NIRTEL 80 TABLET

Can NIRTEL 80 TABLET be used to treat high blood pressure?

NIRTEL 80 TABLET can be considered as a drug of choice for high blood pressure. It contains telmisartan which helps to relax the blood vessels and then normalize the blood pressure. Although, NIRTEL 80 TABLET can treat high blood pressure, you doctor might treat you with other drugs depending upon your condition.

Can NIRTEL 80 TABLET cause slow heart rate?

Yes, NIRTEL 80 TABLET can make your heart to beat slow. If you experience any abnormally slow heart rate with shortness of breath, feeling of fainting and spinning sensation (vertigo) consult your doctor immediately.

What precautions do I need to follow while taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET?

Patients taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET must inform their doctor about their pre-existing disease conditions like kidney, heart or liver problems. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms after taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET.

What happens if I stop taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET?

Do not stop taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET without talking to your doctor first. Stopping this medicine suddenly can cause your blood pressure to spike and may increase the risk for heart attack or stroke.

Is NIRTEL 80 TABLET safe to use in patients with kidney problems?

NIRTEL 80 TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with kidney disease, kidney artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels to one or both the kidneys) and with a history of kidney transplant. Your doctor may assess your kidney functioning during treatment with this medicine to prevent the risk of kidney damage or any unusual effects. Consult your doctor before taking NIRTEL 80 TABLET.

How long should NIRTEL 80 TABLET be taken?

NIRTEL 80 TABLET does not cure high blood pressure but controls it. Your blood pressure may decrease during the first 2 weeks of treatment, but it may take 4 weeks for you to notice the full benefit of this medicine. Consult your doctor for the exact duration of recommendation for you.

REFERENCES

1KD. Tripathi. Drugs Affecting Renin Angiotensin System. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Eighth edition. 2019. Page – 535-538.

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3. A Prem Kumar, Anirudra Ghorai, Vasudev Kriplani, Rabindra Kumar Dash, J Aravinda, Paramesh Shamanna, TK Sabeer, Abdul Hannan,  and Santosh Revankar. Clinical data analysis of telmisartan for hypertension management in Indian population. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubMed Central June 2021. [Accessed on 7th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8819792/

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Kidney function test

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NIRTEL 80 Tablet 10's

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