Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using telmisartan tablets.
Indications and Usage
Telmisartan is used to lower high blood pressure, lower risk for heart attack, stroke, or death from heart diseases.
It is also administered to adults who are 55 years or older and at high risk of significant cardiac disease events who can’t take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
It is also used in combination with other antihypertensive drugs.
Administration and Dosage
Use of telmisartan during pregnancy or breastfeeding is very harmful. Consult your doctor or healthcare professional before taking telmisartan.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage.
The usual dose for adults is 40mg taken once per day.
The maintenance dose is 20–80mg once per day.
This medication is not for people younger than 18 years.
Possible interactions with telmisartan tablets include blood pressure medications, pain drugs, digoxin, lithium, and some herbal agents.
Telmisartan tablets should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with telmisartan tablets.
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects.
Please call the emergency department if you suspect telmisartan tablets overdose.
Adverse Reactions and Precautions
Do NOT take telmisartan if:
- You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
- You are at any risk of low blood pressure;
- You have high potassium levels;
- You are allergic to its active ingredient;s
- You are consuming alcohol;
- You have kidney damage;
- You are younger than 18 years.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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