FAQs ABOUT ONTEL H TABLET
Q: What are the uses of ONTEL H TABLET?
A: ONTEL H TABLET is used to treat hypertension. It can also be used to prevent the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Q: What type of a medicine is ONTEL H TABLET?
A: ONTEL H TABLET is an antihypertensive medicine. It relaxes your blood vessels and improves blood flow across them. It also reduces thickness of the blood by removing excess fluids from the body in the form of urine. Collectively, it reduces the strain on the heart and helps the heart to pump blood more smoothly with less pressure.
Q: What happens when I stop taking ONTEL H TABLET?
A: Do not stop taking ONTEL H TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take ONTEL H TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
Q: What is the best time to take ONTEL H TABLET?
A: ONTEL H TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take ONTEL H TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of ONTEL H TABLET?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of ONTEL H TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of ONTEL H TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of ONTEL H TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
Q: What precautions should be followed while taking ONTEL H TABLET?
A: Before taking ONTEL H TABLET, 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 ONTEL H TABLET 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.
Q: Can I consume alcohol while taking ONTEL H TABLET?
A: Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ONTEL H TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
Q: What happens if I accidentally take more ONTEL H TABLET?
A: If you or anyone else accidentally took more ONTEL H TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage may cause low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, dizziness, vomiting, decreased kidney functions, nausea, sleepiness and muscle cramps.
Q: Can I take ONTEL H TABLET daily?
A: Take ONTEL H TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take ONTEL H TABLET every day or not.
Q: Is ONTEL H TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
A: ONTEL H TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking ONTEL H TABLET as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor you blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
Q: What are the side effects of ONTEL H TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of taking ONTEL H TABLET are low blood pressure, dizziness, low or high blood potassium levels, pins and needles, muscle pain, diarrhoea, dry mouth, erectile dysfunction and increased blood uric acid levels. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Q: Can I stop taking ONTEL H TABLET once my symptoms subside?
A: No. Do not stop taking ONTEL H TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take ONTEL H TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Q: Can ONTEL H TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
A: ONTEL H TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause serious harm to the growing fetus. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking ONTEL H TABLET if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while undergoing therapy with ONTEL H TABLET, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Is ONTEL H TABLET safe to use in kidney disease?
A: ONTEL H TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney problems. It should be used with caution in patients with other kidney problems (such as kidney transplant, narrowing of renal arteries). 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 ONTEL H TABLET as a precaution.
Q: Can the use of ONTEL H TABLET affect the liver?
A: Yes. ONTEL H TABLET 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.