What is Telma (Telmisartan) used for?
Telma (Telmisartan) is an oral medication prescribed to treat high blood pressure. It is an angiotensin II receptor agonist that operates by relaxing the blood vessels to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. This effect may also make it useful for preventing major cardiac events such as heart attacks, strokes, or kidney damage caused by type 2 diabetes. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Telma (Telmisartan)?
Always use Telma (Telmisartan) according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once daily, but your particular instructions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Telma (Telmisartan)?
Side effects that may occur while using Telma (Telmisartan) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, chest pain, trouble breathing, unusual swelling, painful urination, or high levels of potassium. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not use Telma (Telmisartan) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, fructose intolerant, if the patient is a child under the age of eighteen, or if you have biliary obstruction, primary hyperaldosteronism, or if you have severely decreased liver function. It is also recommended to inform your physician if you are elderly or if you have severe heart failure, diabetes, mitral valve stenosis, aortic stenosis, renal artery stenosis, ischemic heart disease, low fluid volume, hyperkalemia, decreased kidney function, or reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
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 are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as 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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.