FAQs ABOUT OPTEL M 50MG TABLET
What is OPTEL M 50MG TABLET used for?
OPTEL M 50MG TABLET is used to treat hypertension. Hypertension is an abnormal condition in which blood pressure rises higher than normal limits in the blood vessels. It is characterized by severe headache, nose bleeding, weakness, disturbed vision, chest pain and shortness of breath.
What happens if you take more OPTEL M 50MG TABLET than your required dose?
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of OPTEL M 50MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are low blood pressure, fast or slow heartbeat, dizziness, heart block, heart failure, bronchospasm (constriction of lung muscles), hypoxia (lack of oxygen supply to body cells), higher levels of creatinine in the blood, sudden kidney failure, impairment of consciousness or nausea, vomiting and coma.
What side effects are seen with OPTEL M 50MG TABLET?
The common side effects associated with the use of OPTEL M 50MG TABLET are low blood pressure, tiredness, dizziness, depression, diarrhoea, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat and rash. Consult your doctor if any of the side effect worsens.
Who should avoid taking OPTEL M 50MG TABLET?
OPTEL M 50MG TABLET is not recommended for use if you are having asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung infections, cholestasis or biliary obstruction, impaired kidney function, severely low heart rate, heart block, cardiogenic shock, decompensated cardiac failure or sick sinus syndrome. It is also not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents (aged below18 years). Consult your doctor before taking OPTEL M 50MG TABLET.
Is OPTEL M 50MG TABLET safe to use in children?
OPTEL M 50MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). If OPTEL M 50MG TABLET is accidentally ingested by a child or adolescent, go to the hospital immediately and consult the doctor for further management.
Can I drink alcohol while taking OPTEL M 50MG TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking OPTEL M 50MG TABLET since it may aggravate the low blood pressure. However, if you are habitual of drinking alcohol, you must consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is OPTEL M 50MG TABLET safe to use in patients with kidney problems?
OPTEL M 50MG TABLET is not recommended for use if have impaired kidney function and treated with a blood pressure lowering medicine containing aliskiren. It should be used with caution if you have certain kidney disease such as renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the blood vessels to one or both kidneys) or have undergone kidney transplant. Consult your doctor for advice before taking OPTEL M 50MG TABLET.