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INTRODUCTION

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is a combination of Metoprolol and Telmisartan which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-hypertensives. It is used to treat hypertension.

Hypertension is an abnormal condition in which blood pressure rises higher than normal limits in the blood vessels which is characterized by symptoms such as severe headache, nose bleeding, fatigue, disturbed vision, chest pain and shortness of breath.

Your doctor might advise you to take kidney function tests (to assess the function of your kidney), monitoring of blood pressure and regular blood tests to check the electrolytes such as potassium levels in the blood.

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with bronchospastic lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema or other lung infections, severe liver problems, impaired kidney function, heart disease such as severely low heart rate, heart block, cardiogenic shock and planned for non-cardiac surgery.

Before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET, inform your doctor if you have pheochromocytoma (tumour of adrenal glands), diabetes, low blood pressure due to dehydration or have undergone kidney transplant surgery. 

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years).

The common side effects associated with the use of TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET are low blood pressure, tiredness, dizziness, depression, diarrhoea, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat or rash. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsens.

USES OF TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET

  • Treats high blood pressure (hypertension)

HOW TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET WORKS

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET helps in treating high blood pressure where metoprolol works by preventing certain chemical messengers to bind their respective receptors in the heart and vessels, causing heart to beat slowly with less force and telmisartan blocks the effect of angiotensin II receptor (a chemical messenger that narrow down your blood vessels) that causes relaxation and widening of blood vessels resulting in lowering of blood pressure.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Try to have the medicine at the same time daily. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET

COMMON

  • tiredness
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • shortness of breath
  • slow heartbeat
  • low blood pressure
  • diarrhoea
  • itchy skin
  • rash
  • vertigo (sudden internal or external spinning sensation)

UNCOMMON

  • urinary tract infections
  • upper respiratory tract infections such as sore throat, inflammation in sinuses or common cold
  • signs of anaemia (reduced red blood cell count) such as weakness, shortness of breath, and irregular heartbeat
  • sleep disturbances
  • syncope (fainting)
  • dizziness on standing up (orthostatic hypotension)
  • cough
  • abdominal pain or discomfort
  • bloating, vomiting
  • excessive sweating
  • muscle cramps and pain, back pain
  • kidney impairment including acute kidney failure characterized by decreased urine output, fluid retention in feet and ankles, shortness of breath and fatigue
  • weakness, chest pain
  • myocardial infarction (restricted or blocked blood supply to heart)
  • pneumonia (an infection in lungs)
  • cerebrovascular disorder (group of diseases affecting blood flow in the brain) such as stroke or aneurysms
  • coronary artery disorder (damage of vessels supplying blood to the heart)
  • ventricular tachycardia/arrhythmia (a type of abnormal heart rhythm)
  • diabetes or worsening of diabetes

RARE

  • severe allergic reactions including anaphylaxis (serious life-threatening allergic reaction)
  • signs of allergic reaction such as rash, itching, breathlessness, noisy breathing or swelling of the face
  • low blood sugar levels in diabetic individuals
  • anxiety, sleepiness
  • impaired vision
  • fast heartbeat
  • dry mouth, taste disturbance
  • eczema (redness of skin), hives (itchy and raised welts)
  • severe drug rashes
  • pain in extremities (legs and arms)
  • tendon or joint pain
  • flu like illness such as fever, chills, headache, muscle or body aches
  • cold extremities (arms and legs)
  • arterial insufficiency (condition marked by low blood flow in arteries)
  • Raynaud's phenomenon (condition marked by decreased blood flow to the fingers)
  • congestive heart failure
  • wheezing
  • flatulence
  • peyronie’s disease (noncancerous condition of penis)
  • reversible alopecia (loss of hair)
  • signs of agranulocytosis such as fever, chills, weakness, sore throat
  • dry eyes

Stop taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET and contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:    

  • sepsis (a life-threatening severe infection occurring due to damage of whole-body immune response)
  • angioedema (rapid and serious swelling of the skin and mucosa)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness

Lie down until the dizziness passes and get up slowly. Do not bend down suddenly. Get a lot of rest. Walk slowly and carefully. Take plenty of fluids. Avoid drinking coffee, alcohol or smoking. Consult your doctor if the condition persists for long or gets worsened.

Diarrhoea

Drink lot of fluids such as water to keep yourself hydrated. Try to avoid taking any medicine on your own to treat diarrhoea and consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.

Nausea and vomiting

Try to take TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.

Stomach pain:

Rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. Do not self-treat on your own and consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve on its own.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

BREASTFEEDING

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate machines if you feel dizzy or tired after taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET. Consult your doctor before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET since it may aggravate the low blood pressure.

KIDNEY

TELEFIX MT 50 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 TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

LIVER

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver problems such as cholestasis or biliary obstruction (disease causing difficulty in drainage of the bile from the liver and gall bladder). It should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases such as hepatic impairment. Consult your doctor before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

ALLERGY

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use if you are allergic to metoprolol, telmisartan or any other ingredients of this medicine.

LUNGS

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET should be used with caution in patients bronchospastic disease (disease causing tightening of airway muscles) such as asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or lung infections. Consult your doctor before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

HEART DISEASE

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with heart disease such as severe bradycardia (low heart rate), heart block greater than first degree (condition in which heart beats very slowly or in abnormal rhythm), cardiogenic shock (sudden life-threatening condition in which heart fails to pump sufficient blood in the body), decompensated cardiac failure (inability of heart to accommodate and/or eject sufficient blood) or sick sinus syndrome (disorder of heart’s natural pacemaker). It should be used with caution in patients having heart trouble. Consult your doctor for advice before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

OTHERS

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • are planned for non-cardiac surgery

Before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET, inform your doctor if you:           

  • have pheochromocytoma (tumour of adrenal glands located on the kidneys)
  • have diabetes or hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels)
  • have history of anaphylactic reactions (signs include itching and flushed or pale skin, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting)
  • have thyrotoxicosis (too high thyroid levels in the blood)
  • have peripheral vascular disease (flow to limbs due to narrowing of vessels)
  • raised aldosterone levels (water and salt retention in the body along with imbalance of various blood minerals)
  • low blood pressure due to dehydration (excessive loss of water from the body)
  • have deficiency of salt due to diuretic therapy (water tablets), low-salt diet, diarrhoea or vomiting
  • have elevated potassium levels in the blood

Use in Paediatrics

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Consult your doctor before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

Use in Geriatrics:

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions

Before taking TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • lithium, fluoxetine, paroxetine and antidepressants such as amitriptyline (used to treat depression)
  • medicines that may increase blood potassium levels such as potassium-sparing diuretics (medicines used to treat high blood pressure) Ex. spironolactone
  • angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (Ex. captopril, enalapril) angiotensin II receptor antagonists (Ex. irbesartan), diuretics (Ex. furosemide), diltiazem, clonidine, verapamil and aliskiren (medicines used to treat high blood pressure)
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (medicines used to treat pain and inflammation) Ex. aspirin, ibuprofen
  • anticoagulants (medicines used to prevent blood clot formation) Ex. heparin
  • immunosuppressives (medicines used to prevent organ rejection after transplant) Ex. cyclosporin or tacrolimus
  • antibiotics (medicines used to treat bacterial infections) Ex. trimethoprim
  • medicines used to treat inflammation or pain such as corticosteroids Ex. dexamethasone
  • baclofen (used to relax muscle in the body)
  • amifostine (used to treat certain cancers)
  • barbiturates such as phenobarbital (used to treat seizures)
  • narcotics such as morphine (used to treat severe pain)
  • quinidine, propafenone and digoxin (used to treat irregular heartbeat)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Overdosage symptoms of TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET 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, nausea, vomiting and coma.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Metoprolol, Telmisartan
Pharmacological Category :   Beta-blockers, Angiotensin II receptor antagonists
Therapeutic Indication :   Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET

What is TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET used for?

TELEFIX MT 50 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 TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET than your required dose?

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of TELEFIX MT 50 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 TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET?

The common side effects associated with the use of TELEFIX MT 50 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 TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET?

TELEFIX MT 50 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 TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET. 

Is TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET safe to use in children?

TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). If TELEFIX MT 50 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 TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET?

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking TELEFIX MT 50 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 TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET safe to use in patients with kidney problems?

TELEFIX MT 50 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 TELEFIX MT 50 TABLET.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Antihypertensive Drugs. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 561, 563.

2. Jaekyu Shin, Marco Gonzales, and Mark J Pletcher. Risk of Emergent Bradycardia Associated with Initiation of Immediate- or Slow-Release Metoprolol. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Centre for Biotechnology Information. PubMed Central. June 2013. [Accessed on 1st July 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3797244/

3. Accord Healthcare. Electronic Medicine Compendium (EMC). [Revised in July 2021] [Accessed on 1st July 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.12399.pdf

4. AstraZeneca AB. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). [Revised in March 2006] [Accessed on 1st July 2022] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2006/019962s032lbl.pdf

5. Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release Tablets. [Revised in November 2020] [Accessed on 1st July 2022] https://www.camberpharma.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Metoprolol-SER-Tablets-USP-Leaflet-2060738.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Kidney function test

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