Telma - 40 mg (Micardis)
US Brand Name Micardis
Strength 40mg
Generic Name Telmisartan
Manufacturer Glenmark
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

This drug has a generic name Telmisartan, which is a medicine mainly prescribed for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. This medicine belongs to the class of angiotensin II receptor antagonist that stops blood vessels from narrowing and thus improves the blood flow and lower down the blood pressure. It is prescribed sometimes with other blood pressure medicine to deliver the maximum effect. It constitutes the strong ingredients to reduce the risks of stroke and heart attack, or death from heart disease in people who are in age group of 55-70 years, having high risk factors of serious heart troubles. The drug is sold under various trade names including Micardis and Telma (made by Glenmark). It is also prescribed for other purposes which are not listed here.



Important information about Telmisartan


You should prohibit the intake of Telmisartan (Micardis and Telma), if you have a known allergy to it. To ensure that this medicine is safe for you, let your doctor know about following conditions: congestive heart failure, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), liver disease, or dehydration problems. In some rare cases, Telmisartan can result into some serious conditions like breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, causing in kidney failure. If you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness if you have fever, unnatural fatigue and dark colored urine, seek medical attention or contact your doctor immediately.


Telmisartan belongs to the class of pregnancy category D drug. You should not take this medicine if you are a pregnant woman. In case you become pregnant during the drug ingestion, contact your doctor immediately. It can cause harmful effects and might even results in death of an unborn baby, if a pregnant woman take it in early stage. Do not take this medicine without the permission of your doctor if you are breast feeding. It may increase the potassium level in your body. Hence, avoid the potassium based products and supplements while being treated with this medicine.



Before taking Telmisartan


Before taking Telmisartan (Micardis and Telma), take care of all the precautions which are mentioned above. Discuss all the conditions with your doctor and clear all the doubts about this medicine.



Dosage Information


Take Telmisartan as per you doctor’s consultation or according to the instructions written over the medicine leaflet. Do not alter the diseases unless your doctor advices you to do so. You should prohibit the use of Telmisartan if the prescription period is over. It can be taken with or without food. Store the medicine in cool and dry place.


It may take up to 4 weeks of regular intake of this drug to show its effect on the high blood pressure. You may have to take this medicine for a long time period, even if you feel alright. While taking this medicine, watch out for the conditions like vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating as it may result into dehydration which lower down the blood pressure. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these conditions.


Note: Talmisartan dosage depends on lots of factors, your doctor may fix the dosage by examining you properly.  Strictly follow the dosage instruction prescribed by your doctor.



What if you miss a dose


If you miss a dose of Telmisartan, take the dose as soon as you remember. Be aware to skip the dose if the next dose time is close. Taking multiple dose of Remipril can lead to excess medicine in your body which might cause critical conditions.



What if you overdose


In case of overdose, get emergency medical help or call your doctor immediately.



Things to avoid


Avoid or limit the intake of alcohol during the medicinal treatment with Telmisartan. It can cause dizziness. To limit this effect, do not get up from a lying or sitting position suddenly.



Side Effects


All the medicines have their side effects, sometimes they leads to a critical situation, but most of the time they are not. The common side effects include dizziness, light headedness, swelling in ankles or feet, or flushing. If any of these effects persists or deteriorate, get medical attention immediately.  If you get some serious side effects like fast, irregular or rapid heartbeat, or fainting, or any other serious side effect, seek medical attention or contact your physician.



Interaction with other drugs


Many other drugs may interact with Talmisartan, inform your doctor well in advance if you are taking other medicine or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially the following ones: other medicines that lower blood pressure, digoxin, aspirin or NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), heart disease medication, a potassium supplement such as K-Dur, Klor-Con, salt substitutes that contain potassium, or a diuretic. Never start a new medication without your doctor permission.   


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