Blood Pressure
Telma 80 mg
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Telma (Telmisartan) controls high blood pressure. It works by blocking the effects of a hormone called angiotensin II. Unopposed, this substance tends to constrict the blood vessels while promoting retention of salt and water - actions that tend to raise blood pressure. It prevents these effects and thus keeps blood pressure lower. It can be prescribed alone or with other high blood pressure medications, such as diuretics that help rid the body of excess water.

Telma should reduce your blood pressure within a couple of weeks, although it may take a month to achieve its maximum effect. You need to continue taking this drug regularly, even if you feel well. It does not cure high blood pressure, it merely keeps it under control.

The usual starting dose is 40 mg once a day. If necessary, the dose can be increased to a maximum of 80 mg daily. You can take Telma with or without food. To avoid forgetting a dose, make a habit of taking it at the same time each day. Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your physician as soon as possible. Only your physician can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Telma.

More common side effects may include: Back pain, diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, sinus inflammation. Less common side effects may include: Abdominal pain, chest pain, cough, dizziness, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, headache, high blood pressure, indigestion, muscle aches, nausea, pain, sore throat, swelling, urinary tract infection.

Rare side effects may include: Abnormal vision, allergy, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, boils, bronchitis (wheezing), constipation, depression, diabetes, difficulty breathing, drowsiness, dry mouth, earache, ear infection, eczema, fever, flushing, fungal infection, gas, gastrointestinal disorders, gout, hemorrhoids, impaired sensibility, impotence, increased urination, infection, insomnia, itching, joint pain, leg cramps, leg pain, migraine, muscle contractions, nervousness, nosebleed, pinkeye (conjunctivitis), rapid heartbeat, rash, reduced sensitivity, ringing in the ear, runny nose, stomach and intestinal problems, sweating, swollen leg, tingling or burning sensation, toothache, urinary tract infection, vomiting.

Telma can cause a severe drop in blood pressure, especially when you first start taking the drug. The problem is more likely to occur if your body`s supply of water has been depleted by diuretics (water pills). Symptoms include light-headedness, dizziness, and faintness. Call your physician if they occur. You may need to have your dose adjusted. If you have liver or kidney disease, it must be used with caution. Be sure your physician is aware of either problem.

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