What is Telma (Telmisartan) used for?
Telma (Telmisartan) is sometimes used on its own, and sometimes used together with other medications to treat high blood pressure, especially in those patients considered to be at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. This drug is a type of angiotensin II receptor antagonist, which works by helping to prevent the tightening of the blood vessels, thereby helping the blood to flow more smoothly. Other conditions this drug is used to treat include congestive heart failure and diabetic nephropathy.
How should I use Telma (Telmisartan)?
Patients who have been prescribed Telma (Telmisartan) tablets are often directed to take one tablet per day. However, depending on the condition being treated, the amount may vary. Only take the amount you have been told to take by your physician. It may be necessary to take this drug for up to 4 weeks before you notice the benefits of it. You should continue taking this medication unless your physician tells you not to.
What are the side effects of Telma (Telmisartan)?
When taking Telma (Telmisartan), some patients may notice:
If you notice inflammation of the hands or feet, chest pain, signs of high potassium such as a weak pulse or a slow heart rate, you should immediately consult your physician.
This drug should never be taken by pregnant women, as it may harm an unborn baby. Precautions should be taken to ensure that a pregnancy does not occur while this drug is being taken.
You should consult your physician before breast feeding.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Telma (Telmisartan). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.