XSTAN 20mg Tablet 10's

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Telmisartan 20mg
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Drug Information for XSTAN 20mg Tablet 10's

What is Telmisartan used for?

Telmisartan is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Telmisartan may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Telmisartan work?

Telmisartan 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 Telmisartan?

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

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take Telmisartan with or without food.

If you miss a dose of Telmisartan, 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 Telmisartan?

The drugs that interact with Telmisartan are:

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

What are the side effects of Telmisartan?

The following are the most common side effects of Telmisartan:

  • 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 Telmisartan?

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

You are advised not to take Telmisartan 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 Telmisartan?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Telmisartan.
  • 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 Telmisartan

  1. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while taking Telmisartan?
  2. Telmisartan 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 Telmisartan?
  4. It is recommended to take Telmisartan for the prescribed duration. Discontinuing the medication may cause the illness to return.

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


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