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Cortel 40 MG Tablet 10

Cortel 40 MG Tablet 10

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    • Rs. 30.00

    Uses :

    Telmisartan is used to treat high blood pressure. Telmisartan prevents and controls heart attacks and strokes. It is also used to treat signs and symptoms associated with kidney diseases.

    Mode of drug action


    Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker that interferes with the binding activity of angiotensin II. It reverses the binding of angiotensin II to its receptor. This reverse binding of angiotensin enzyme relaxes the muscles and allows easy flow of blood in the vessels, thus lowering the blood pressure levels.

    What are the common side effects?

    The common side effects of telmisartan are abdominal pain, hypotension, dizziness, drowsiness, itching, fast heartbeat, change in vision, and large hives.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Drink adequate amount of water or liquids to avoid dehydration caused Cortel tablet.

    • Cortel tablet should not be used if the patient is allergic to any of the ingredient present in the drug.

    • Avoid alcohol while using Cortel tablet as it increases the side effects of the drug.

    • Take the whole tablet. Do not chew crush or divide the tablet.

    • Avoid foods rich in potassium supplement while taking this tablet.

    • Discontinue this tablet one day before any scheduled surgery.

    • Avoid Cortel tablet in case of pregnancy or if planning for pregnancy.

    What else should I know?

    1. I am on ramipril. Can I use telmisartan? No, telmisartan is not recommended for concomitant use with ramipril.

    2. Is telmisartan safe with diuretics? No, telmisartan should not be taken while using diuretics.

    3. How long should I use telmisartan? Telmisartan should be continued even after you feel well. Do not miss the dose.

    4. I am suffering from angioedema while using telmisartan. Can I stop using the drug? Angioedema is the side effect of telmisartan. Do not stop the drug without consulting the doctor.

    5. Can I perform vigorous exercises while taking telmisartan? No, telmisartan causes tiredness and dizziness. Follow the instructions of the health care professionals carefully while doing the workouts.

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