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