FAQs ABOUT XSTAN AM TABLET
What are the uses of XSTAN AM TABLET?
XSTAN AM TABLET is used to treat hypertension in adults. It can also be used to treat angina and can prevent the risk of heart attack or stroke.
What type of a medicine is XSTAN AM TABLET?
XSTAN AM TABLET is an antihypertensive medicine. It is a combination of two medicines namely amlodipine and telmisartan. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and telmisartan is an angiotensin-II receptor blocker. They both reduces strain on the heart, relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart to pump more blood with lesser force.
What happens when I stop taking XSTAN AM TABLET?
Do not stop taking XSTAN AM TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take XSTAN AM TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take XSTAN AM TABLET?
XSTAN AM TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take XSTAN AM TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of XSTAN AM TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of XSTAN AM TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of XSTAN AM TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of XSTAN AM TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking XSTAN AM TABLET?
Before taking XSTAN AM TABLET, 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 XSTAN AM TABLET 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.
Can I consume alcohol while taking XSTAN AM TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking XSTAN AM TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more XSTAN AM TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more XSTAN AM TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage may cause low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, fainting, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting or confusion.
Can I take XSTAN AM TABLET daily?
Take XSTAN AM TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take XSTAN AM TABLET every day or not.
Is XSTAN AM TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
XSTAN AM TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking XSTAN AM TABLET as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor you blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
What are the side effects of XSTAN AM TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking XSTAN AM TABLET are low blood pressure, dizziness, tiredness, headache, sleepiness, swollen ankles, and flushing. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Can I stop taking XSTAN AM TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking XSTAN AM TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take XSTAN AM TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can XSTAN AM TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
XSTAN AM TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause serious harm to the growing fetus. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking XSTAN AM TABLET if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while undergoing therapy with XSTAN AM TABLET, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
Is XSTAN AM TABLET safe to use in kidney disease?
XSTAN AM TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases (such as those having renal artery stenosis, kidney transplant or in those undergoing haemodialysis). 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 XSTAN AM TABLET as a precaution.
Can the use of XSTAN AM TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. XSTAN AM TABLET 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.