Telsar 20mg Tablet 15'S

Hypertension Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

TELSAR 20MG contains Telmisartan which belongs to the group of medicines called Angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It is used to treat essential hypertension in adults. High blood pressure that is not caused by any other condition is called essential hypertension. It is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in adults who are known to have a reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs and diabetes. Symptoms of essential hypertension includes early morning headaches, nosebleeds, irregular heartbeat, vision changes, and buzzing in the ears, fatigue (feeling overtiredness), nausea, vomiting, confusion, anxiety, chest pain, and muscle tremors (shakiness).

Telmisartan makes blood vessels to relax and thus lowers the blood pressure by blocking the effects of Angiotensin II (a substance produced in your body which causes narrowing of blood vessels). Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and the amount of electrolytes (Ex. potassium) in your body prior to the treatment or at regular intervals along with the treatment.

TELSAR 20MG is not recommended for use in patients having severe liver problems. TELSAR 20MG should be used in caution with patient having diabetes, kidney disease, allergy to telmisartan, heart problems. Consult your doctor for advice before taking TELSAR 20MG, If you are pregnant or breast-feeding. TELSAR 20MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents up to the age of 18 years. The most common side effects of taking TELSAR 20MG is low blood pressure. Consult your doctor if the symptom worsens.

USES OF TELSAR 20MG

  • Treat high blood pressure
  • Reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke

HOW TELSAR 20MG WORKS

TELSAR 20MG makes blood vessels to relax and thus lowers the blood pressure by blocking the effects of Angiotensin II (substance produced in your body which causes narrowing of blood vessels).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take TELSAR 20MG as advised by your physician. Swallow this medicine, do not crush, or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF TELSAR 20MG

COMMON

  • low blood pressure

UNCOMMON

  • signs of urinary tract infection (bladder pain, foul smell, cloudy urine, frequent urination)
  • signs of upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, inflamed sinuses, common cold)
  • anemia
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • fainting
  • feeling of spinning (vertigo)
  • slow heart rate
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort, bloating
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • itching
  • increased sweating
  • drug rash
  • back pain
  • muscle cramps, muscle pain
  • chest pain
  • feeling of weakness

RARE

  • signs of high eosinophil count in blood (fever, night sweats, swelling, weakness)
  • signs of low platelet count (easy bleeding or bruising)
  • severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction)
  • allergic reaction (Ex. rash, itching, wheezing)
  • low sugar level in blood (in diabetic patients)
  • feeling anxious
  • sleepiness
  • impaired vision
  • fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • dry mouth, dysgeusia (impaired sense of taste)
  • eczema (a skin condition with red, itchy, irritated skin)
  • pain in joints(arthralgia), extremities, tendon
  • flu-like-illness
  • severe pain in joints, joint stiffness, slurred speech

Stop taking TELSAR 20MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • sepsis (body's life-threatening response to infection which can lead to death, organ failure)
  • angioedema (rapid swelling of the skin and mucosa)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Vomiting:

Take TELSAR 20MG with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods, sugary snacks and drinks. Avoid drinking too much liquid along with your meals. Consult your doctor if your symptom does not improve.

Diarrhea:

Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Dizziness:

When you feel dizzy, lie or sit down immediately. If you're experiencing a severe episode of vertigo, lie in a dark and quite place with eyes closed. Vehicle driving should be avoided, if you experience frequent dizziness without warning. Talk to your doctor if the symptom worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

TELSAR 20MG is not recommended in early pregnancy and must not be taken when more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to the baby if used after 3 months of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

TELSAR 20MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may choose another treatment especially if you want to breast-feed when your baby is new-born or born prematurely. Consult your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or tired after taking TELSAR 20MG. Consult your doctor before taking TELSAR 20MG.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may increase the risk of low blood pressure.

KIDNEY

TELSAR 20MG should be taken with caution in patients with kidney disease, kidney artery stenosis (narrowing of blood vessels to one or both the kidneys) and kidney transplant. Consult your doctor before taking TELSAR 20MG.

LIVER

TELSAR 20MG is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver problems such as cholestasis or biliary obstruction (flow of bile from liver stops or slows). TELSAR 20MG should be used with caution in patients with other liver diseases. Consult your doctor before taking TELSAR 20MG.

ALLERGY

TELSAR 20MG is not recommended for use if you are allergic to Telmisartan.

HEART DISEASE

TELSAR 20MG should be taken with caution in patients having heart trouble or low blood pressure (due to dehydration problems, low-salt intake, diarrhoea or vomiting). Before taking TELSAR 20MG consult with your doctor.

OTHERS

Before taking TELSAR 20MG, inform your doctor if you have:

  • low blood pressure
  • signs of high potassium in the body (muscle weakness or numbness in limbs, irregular or fast heartbeat)
  • signs of raised aldosterone levels (extreme thirst, muscle spasms)
  • diabetes

Use in pediatrics:

  • TELSAR 20MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Use in geriatrics:

  • TELSAR 20MG is used with caution in patients above 65 years of age. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking TELSAR 20MG, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  •  angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure (Ex. enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril)     
  •  aliskiren (medicine used to treat high blood pressure)
  •  digoxin (medicine used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythm)
  •  medicines containing lithium (used to treat some types of depression)
  •  medicines that may increase blood potassium levels such as salt substitutes containing potassium, potassium-sparing diuretics (Ex. amiloride, spironolactone)
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - medicines used to treat pain and inflammation (Ex. aspirin, ibuprofen)
  • heparin (medicine used to prevent blood clot)
  • immunosuppressive agents such as ciclosporin or tacrolimus (used to prevent organ rejection after transplant)
  •  antibiotic trimethoprim (medicine used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections)
  • diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide (used to treat oedema or high blood pressure)
  • corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, hydrocortisone which are involved in stress, immune response
  • baclofen (medicine used for muscle spasm)
  • amifostine (medicine used in cancer chemotherapy)
  • barbiturates (medicine that acts as a central nervous system depressant) such as phenobarbital, pentobarbital
  • antidepressants such as citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine (medicine used to treat depression)
  • narcotics such as morphine and codeine (medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of TELSAR 20MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. The most common symptoms of overdose are low blood pressure and fast heartbeat, dizziness, elevated levels of creatinine and sudden kidney failure.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Telmisartan
Pharmacological Category :   Angiotensin receptor blockers
Therapeutic Indication :   High blood pressure, Heart attack, Stroke
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep TELSAR 20MG out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT TELSAR 20MG

Can TELSAR 20MG be used to treat high blood pressure?

TELSAR 20MG 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, TELSAR 20MG can treat high blood pressure, you doctor might treat you with other drugs depending upon your condition.

Can TELSAR 20MG cause slow heart rate?

Yes. TELSAR 20MG can make your heart to beat slow. If you experience any abnormally slow heart rate with shortness of breath, feeling of fainting and spinning consult your doctor.

Can TELSAR 20MG cause anxiety?

Yes. TELSAR 20MG may make you feel anxious. However, it does not affect every individual. Try to rest and relax. Meditation and breathing exercise can work. If your symptom worsens, please consult your doctor.

What precautions do I need to follow while taking TELSAR 20MG?

Patients taking TELSAR 20MG 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 TELSAR 20MG.

What happens if I stop taking TELSAR 20MG?

Do not stop taking TELSAR 20MG 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.

How long should TELSAR 20MGbe taken?

Telmisartan does not cure high blood pressure but controls it. Your blood pressure may decrease during the first 2 weeks treatment, but it may take 4 weeks for you to notice the full benefit of telmisartan. Consult your doctor for the exact duration of recommendation for you.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi. Drugs Affecting ReninAngiotensin System. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Eighth edition. 2019. Page – 535-538.

2.Philippe Gosse. A Review of Telmisartan in the Treatment of Hypertension: Blood Pressure Control in the Early Morning Hours. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubMed Central. September 2006. [Accessed 7th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1993985/

3. A Prem Kumar, Anirudra Ghorai, Vasudev Kriplani, Rabindra Kumar Dash, J Aravinda, Paramesh Shamanna, TK Sabeer, Abdul Hannan and Santosh Revankar. Clinical data analysis of telmisartan for hypertension management in Indian population. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubMed Central June 2021. [Accessed 9th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8819792/

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Kidney function test
  • Electrolyte test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    25 g
    Ingredient
    TELMISARTAN 20MG
    Hsn Code
    30049079
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Telsar 20mg Tablet 15'S

Telsar 20mg Tablet 15'S Mkt: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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