TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet 15's


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Drug Information for TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet 15's

What is TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet used for?

TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet work?

TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels, which lowers the blood pressure. Thus, it reduces the workload of the heart.

How to take TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet with or without food.

If you miss a dose of TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet?

The drugs that interact with TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet are:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aspirin
  • Atorvastatin
  • Celecoxib
  • Cetirizine
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Cyanocobalamin
  • Esomeprazole
  • Formoterol
  • Metoprolol
  • Pregabalin
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Sitagliptin
  • Ubiquinone

What are the side effects of TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet:

  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Trouble breathing
  • Skin rash

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Swelling of the face, tongue or throat
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Increased potassium levels in blood

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet
  • Monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis while on TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may cause excessive drowsiness when taken with TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet.

You are advised not to take TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor about the pre-existing heart, liver or kidney problems.

Frequently Asked questions about TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet

  1. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while taking TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet?
  2. TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet may cause diarrhoea. Therefore, drink plenty of fluids and solutions that contain water and salt to replenish the lost electrolytes.

  3. How long can I take TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet?
  4. It is recommended to take TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet for the prescribed duration. Discontinuing the medication may cause the illness to return.

  5. Is TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?
  6. No, TELSARTAN 20mg Tablet is not safe for pregnant women, as it may affect the growing foetus. However, please consult your doctor.

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