TELKUM 20 contain Telmisartan which belongs to a group of medicine called angiotensin II receptor antagonists, a substance produced in your body which makes your blood vessels to narrow, thus increasing your blood pressure. This medicine works by blocking the effect of angiotensin II so that the blood vessels relax, and your blood pressure gets lowered. It is also used to decrease the chance of heart attack, stroke, in people who are at high risks for cardiovascular disease.
High blood pressure is a condition where the force of the blood against the artery wall is very high and if it is not treated, can damage blood vessels in several organs. It is important to regularly measure your blood pressure to check whether it is within the normal range.
Heart attack occur when an artery supplying your heart with blood and oxygen become blocked. Fatty deposit over time forms plaques in your heart's arteries which when ruptures forms a blood clot. This blood clot can block your arteries, causing a heart attack. Stroke is a condition where the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced which prevents brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. TELKUM 20 decrease the chance of heart attack, stroke, in people who are at high risks for cardiovascular disease.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking it. The use of TELKUM 20 in children and adolescents upto the age of 18 years is not recommended.