Telmisartan 40 MG Tablet
Telmisartan tablet belongs to a family of drugs that are used to treat high blood pressure. It is also effective in reducing the risk of serious conditions such stroke, heart attacks, heart conditions and even death.
The regular recommended dosage of this medication is 40 mg tablet if taken once a day. The doctor might increase the dosage to 80 mg, if you suffer from serious conditions of the heart. It is important to continue taking this medication according to the doctor’s prescription, until you have completed the course. You should not skip out on a dose, and if you do forget, do not take an extra dose to make up for it.
This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:
How long is the duration of effect?This medication is excreted largely in feces and the effect lasts for a duration of 24 hours approximately.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of adminstration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medication is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Telmisartan 40 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
This medication displaces angiotensin II with very high affinity from its binding site at the AT1 receptor subtype, which is responsible for the known actions of angiotensin II.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption of alcohol with this medicine will lower the blood pressure and can cause dizziness, headache and changes in heart rate. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you have these symptoms.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
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