Telmisartan is prescribed as a single salt or in combination with other drugs in the management of high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a condition that can damage the brain, kidneys, heart, and many organs. The damage to any organ can lead to heart attack, kidney failure, loss of eyesight, and many more.
It is also administered to patients, especially in older age suffering from cardiovascular disease to lessen the chances of heart attack, stroke, or death. This drug comes in the category of angiotensin blocker. Angiotensin consists of a protein hormone that results in stenosis in the blood vessels, therefore, Telmisartan blocks angiotensin and helps smooth the flow of blood thereby increasing the efficiency of the heart.
How Does It Work?
Before using, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies, including those to other rifamycins (rifampin, rifabutin). Inactive chemicals in this product may cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Angiotensin receptor blocker telmisartan (ARB). By preventing the action of a substance that normally constricts blood vessels, it relaxes blood vessels. Due to reduced blood pressure, the heart can pump more efficiently and blood can flow more easily to various organs.
Telmisartan is considered by your doctor for prescription in the management of hypertension, reduction in cardiovascular risks, and management of problems in the kidney.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women must avoid taking Telmisartan. This medication may result in injury or death to the baby yet to be borne. Patients suffering from any disease of kidney or diabetes must check before taking Telmisartan that the medication they are taking does not consist of aliskiren.
To maintain your blood pressure daily dose is 40 to 80 mg. Dose adjustment has to be undertaken by your physician keeping in view the reading of your blood pressure. Take telmisartan at a fixed time every day with or without food. If you forget your dose, take the same as soon as possible. But in case you are too late and the time of the second dose is near, then skip it and don’t take a double dose in any case. Within a period of three to four weeks, your blood pressure may come under control.