Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Anti-Hypertensive Agents – Angiotensin II Receptor antagonists
What is this used for:
When to not take this medicine:
How should I take the medicine:
Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.
How this medicine works:
This medicine reduces the blood pressure by widening the blood vessels by blocking angiotensin II receptors within the body.
Category D-There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
Renal dose adjustments:
Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative based on creatinine clearance values.
Hepatic dose adjustments:
Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.
Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken together combination it may increase the levels of digoxin in blood and may cause side effects like slow pulse, loss of appetite, nausea, visual changes, or irregular heartbeats. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.
Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may increase the blood levels of lithium and may cause side effects like dizziness, confusion, vomiting, muscle weakness, blurred vision, excessive thirst, increased urination, etc. It is recommended to inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.
It is recommended to avoid foods, supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium.
Missed dose instructions:
Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.
1. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 10 August 2020]. Available from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/205901Orig1s000lbl.pdf
2. Telmisartan 40mg Tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 10 August 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5386/smpc#PRODUCTINFO
FSSAI license of Medlife Wellness Private Limited: 11218302000724, 22217041000383
Keep away from direct sunlight
Store in a dry place