Telmisartan is generally used in treatment of the treatment of high blood pressure.
Increased potassium level in blood
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Telmisartan, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Telmisartan is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Telmisartan belongs to the category of angiotensin receptor blockers(ARB). It blocks the harmone angiotensin that helps relax the blood vessels and allow the blood to flow smoothly helping the heart to pump blood more efficiently.art to pump more efficiently.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Telmisartan safe? Telmisartan is safe to use, provided you follow your doctors prescription and instructions.
Q. What is Telmisartan used for? Telmisartan is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and to reduce cardiovascular events (i.e. heart attack or stroke) in adults who are at risk because they have a reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs, or have had a stroke or high-risk diabetes.
Q. Is Telmisartan a blood thinner? Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and is not a blood thinner.
Q. Is Telmisartan an ACE inhibitor? Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and is not an ACE inhibitor.
Q. Can I take Telmisartan with paracetamol? Telmisartan and paracetamol can be taken together, as there are no interactions observed. Consult your doctor before taking these medications together.
Q. Does Telmisartan cause cough? A cough is a very uncommon side effect of Telmisartan. Do inform your doctor, if you experience any symptoms of cough.
Q. Does Telmisartan cause erectile dysfunction? Telmisartan is not said to cause erectile dysfunction. However, consult your doctor, if you experience this condition with Telmisartan
Q. Can the use of Telmisartan cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)? Telmisartan can cause increased potassium level in the blood known as hyperkalemia. While consuming Telmisartan, a regular check for blood potassium levels must be done as adviced by your doctor.
Q. Can the use of Telmisartan cause weight gain? Telmisartan doesn't cause any weight gain as a side effect. Inform your doctor, if you note weight gain while taking Telmisartan.
Q. Can the use of Telmisartan cause hair loss? Telmisartan doesn't cause hair loss. Inform your doctor, if you note hair loss while taking Telmisartan.
Q. Can Telmisartan cause a headache? A headache is not caused by Telmisartan. Inform your doctor if you experience a headache when taking Telmisartan.
Q. Does Telmisartan cause weight loss? Telmisartan doesn't cause any weight loss as a side effect. Inform your doctor, if you note weight loss while taking Telmisartan. The weight loss can be caused by some other reasons.
You have been prescribed Telmisartan to improve your blood pressure.Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.Telmisartan can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.Telmisartan may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.Do not take Telmisartan during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Telmisartan.
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