FAQs ABOUT TELSARTAN H
Q: What are the uses of TELSARTAN H?
A: TELSARTAN H is used to treat hypertension. It can also be used to prevent the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Q: What type of a medicine is TELSARTAN H?
A: TELSARTAN H is an antihypertensive medicine. It relaxes your blood vessels and improves blood flow across them. It also reduces thickness of the blood by removing excess fluids from the body in the form of urine. Collectively, it reduces the strain on the heart and helps the heart to pump blood more smoothly with less pressure.
Q: What happens when I stop taking TELSARTAN H?
A: Do not stop taking TELSARTAN H without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take TELSARTAN H for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
Q: What is the best time to take TELSARTAN H?
A: TELSARTAN H can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take TELSARTAN H based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of TELSARTAN H?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of TELSARTAN H, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of TELSARTAN H, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of TELSARTAN H to compensate the missed ones.
Q: What precautions should be followed while taking TELSARTAN H?
A: Before taking TELSARTAN H, 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 TELSARTAN H 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.
Q: Can I consume alcohol while taking TELSARTAN H?
A: Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking TELSARTAN H as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
Q: What happens if I accidentally take more TELSARTAN H?
A: If you or anyone else accidentally took more TELSARTAN H, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage may cause low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, dizziness, vomiting, decreased kidney functions, nausea, sleepiness and muscle cramps.
Q: Can I take TELSARTAN H daily?
A: Take TELSARTAN H as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take TELSARTAN H every day or not.
Q: Is TELSARTAN H safe to use in diabetic patients?
A: TELSARTAN H may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking TELSARTAN H as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor you blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
Q: What are the side effects of TELSARTAN H?
A: The most common side effects of taking TELSARTAN H are low blood pressure, dizziness, low or high blood potassium levels, pins and needles, muscle pain, diarrhoea, dry mouth, erectile dysfunction and increased blood uric acid levels. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Q: Can I stop taking TELSARTAN H once my symptoms subside?
A: No. Do not stop taking TELSARTAN H without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take TELSARTAN H as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Q: Can TELSARTAN H be taken during pregnancy?
A: TELSARTAN H is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause serious harm to the growing fetus. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking TELSARTAN H if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while undergoing therapy with TELSARTAN H, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Is TELSARTAN H safe to use in kidney disease?
A: TELSARTAN H is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney problems. It should be used with caution in patients with other kidney problems (such as kidney transplant, narrowing of renal arteries). 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 TELSARTAN H as a precaution.
Q: Can the use of TELSARTAN H affect the liver?
A: Yes. TELSARTAN H 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.