FAQs ABOUT OPTEL 80MG TABLET
Can OPTEL 80MG TABLET be used to treat high blood pressure?
OPTEL 80MG 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, OPTEL 80MG TABLET can treat high blood pressure, you doctor might treat you with other drugs depending upon your condition.
Can OPTEL 80MG TABLET cause slow heart rate?
Yes, OPTEL 80MG 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 OPTEL 80MG TABLET?
Patients taking OPTEL 80MG 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 OPTEL 80MG TABLET.
What happens if I stop taking OPTEL 80MG TABLET?
Do not stop taking OPTEL 80MG 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 OPTEL 80MG TABLET safe to use in patients with kidney problems?
OPTEL 80MG 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 OPTEL 80MG TABLET.
How long should OPTEL 80MG TABLET be taken?
OPTEL 80MG 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.