Telma H is a prescription medicine that is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. By maintain adequate blood pressure, the medicine also helps prevent the risk of renal failure, heart attack and liver failure.
Telma H is a combination medicine that contains Hydrochlorothiazide and Telmisartan as its active ingredient. It is manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited and it is available as 12.5 mg/40 mg and 12.5 mg/80 mg tablets.
|Composition||Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg) + Telmisartan (40 mg)|
|Side Effects||Dizziness, Dry Mouth, Muscle Pain, Weakness, Back Pain, Diarrhoea, Headache, Painful Urination, Increased Heartbeat, Changes in Vision, Cramping, Stiffness and Swelling in Joints, Pain in Abdomen, Rashes|
|Precautions||Hypersensitivity, Systematic Lupus Erythematosus, Volume and Electrolyte Depletion, Hyperkalaemia, Diabetes, Hypotension, Congestive Heart Failure, Angioedema, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Diseases, Renal Impairment, Pregnancy, Lactation Use in Athletes|
Telma H is a combination medicine that contains Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg) and Telmisartan (40 mg) as its active ingredient. The medicine is an anti-hypertensive medicine that works as:
Telma H is a combination medicine that is primarily used to treat Hypertension or High Blood Pressure.
Hypertension is a medical condition in which the blood in the blood vessels exerts an abnormally high force on the walls of the artery. Usually, the condition is classified as hypertension when the blood pressure reaches 140/90 or beyond.
As Hypertension may result in heart attack, stroke, liver failure and renal failure, Telma H tablets, by reducing the blood pressure also prevent the risk of such conditions.
Telma H is a safe medicine as long as used in accordance with the prescription of the doctor. However, in certain cases, it may show some side effects such as:
The patient should administer Telma H Tablets in accordance with the instructions prescribed by the doctor. The quantity may vary with the severity of the ailment to be treated. A few other factors that help in deciding the dosage are the BMI of the patient, age of the patient and other underlying health concerns.
Telma H Tablets should be consumed as per the prescription of the doctor or the patient should follow the directions prescribed on the label. One must not increase or decrease the quantity without consulting the doctor. It is advised to swallow the tablet as a whole, without chewing, crushing or breaking it.
The absorption of Telma H is not influenced by the food and thus can be consumed with or without food, as advised by the doctor. However, to prevent any undesirable effect, especially in patients suffering from gastric disorders, it should be taken with food or immediately after food.
Telma H tablets contain two salts: Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. These two work together to lower high blood pressure.
Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that works by blocking the angiotensin hormone. By doing so, it relaxes the blood vessels, which ensures a smooth flow of blood and that the heart pumps blood more productively.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic drug that works by removing excess water and some electrolytes from the body to relax the blood vessel and enhance the blood flow.
Telma H Tablet is an anti-hypertensive drug that is primarily used to treat the elevated levels of blood pressure (or hypertension). Doctors may also prescribe this medicine to prevent the risk of heart attack, stroke, renal and liver impairment.
Use of Telma H should be avoided by the patients who are hypersensitive or allergic to Telmisartan, Hydrochlorothiazide or any other constituent of this medicine.
Patients with a known history of renal or liver impairment must use Telma H Tablet only after due consultation with their doctor.
Since the safety and efficacy of Telma H in children and infants are not clinically established, it should not be administered to them.
The doctor should be informed :
An overdose of Telma H medicine can cause adverse effects and drug toxicity. If such symptoms appear, it is advised to consult a doctor immediately.
The patients must inform the doctor about current medications and over the counter products they have been using in order to avoid severe interactions and side effects.
The doctor must also be informed about any pre-existing allergies and diseases to ensure that no side-effect occurs.
The medicine should not be consumed if it has passed the expiry date.
Telma H should be used cautiously in patients suffering from:
Telma H should never be administered to patients suffering from:
Patients should avoid eating potassium-rich food during the course of treatment with Telma H. Their interaction result in confusion, weakness and irregular heartbeat.
As per the rules and norms of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Telma H is not meant to be administered by athletes.
In case the patient experiences any kind of symptoms associated jaundice, the doctor should be consulted immediately.
There are some other medicines which may be used as alternatives to Telma H Tablet. Some of these substitutes are:
Mixing two or more medicines may change how the drug works and may increase the risk of side-effects. A few drugs that may interact with Telma H are:
Interaction of Telma H Tablet with alcohol may result in some adverse effects such as fainting, dizziness and light-headedness. Hence, it is advisable to discontinue the consumption of alcohol during the course of this medicine.
Telma H Tablet should not be consumed by patients suffering from:
It is advised to avoid the consumption of the following food items during the course of treatment with Telma H:
Following are the variants of Telma H:
Taking Telma H in combination with other over the counter medicines, herbal medicines or vitamin supplements may increase the risk of its side effects. A few drugs that should never be taken with Telma H Tablets are:
|Variant||Price (in INR)||Quantity|
|Telma H Tablet||221.00||15 Tablets|
|Telma H Tablet||404.00||30 Tablets|
|Telma 80-H Tablet||335.50||15 Tablets|
Telma H Tablet should be stored in a cool and dry place away from direct heat and sunlight. The packaging of this medicine must be kept intact in order to maintain its effect when being administered. One must keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets.
Ans: Telma H Tablet is an angiotensin drug that is used as second therapy in the treatment of high blood pressure. It may be used to treat liver failure, kidney failure, heart failure and acute hypotension.
Ans: Telma H Tablet is primarily used to treat hypotension and prevent its consequences such as renal impairment, liver failure and cardiac diseases.
Ans: A few possible side effects of Telma H Tablet are:
Ans: Telma H Tablet can be consumed before or after having a meal, as advised by the doctor. However, patients suffering from gastric disorders should consider taking this medicine after having food.
Ans: No, Telma H is not reported to show habit-forming tendencies. Consult a doctor to know more about the nature of this medicine.
Ans: Although it is always recommended to check the expiry date of the medicine before administering it, a single expired dose of Telma H Tablet may not cause any severe side effect. However, it must be noted that the efficacy of the medicine may be affected as an expired tablet will not be as effective in treating the symptoms. Also, in case the patient experiences any discomfort after the consumption of an expired dosage, a doctor must be consulted immediately to seek remedial action.
Ans: No. As the consumption of Telma H Tablets may cause side effects such as dizziness and blurred vision it is not safe to drive after the consumption of this medicine.
Ans: No, Telma H Tablet is not an over-the-counter medicine. It legally requires a prescription to be dispensed.
Ans: Overdosing on Telma H Tablet may show serious side effects or drug toxicity and thus one should refrain from taking an overdose. However, if an overdose is suspected, one must rush to a doctor to seek immediate medical attention.
Ans: Missing a single dose of Telma H Tablet may not cause much effect. However, for a medicine to work properly some concentration of medicine should always be present in the body. If a patient continuously misses the dose of the Telma H, the medicine may not be able to completely cure the ailment it has been prescribed for.
Ans: No. Use of Telma H Tablet is not recommended in pregnant women. One must consult a doctor for case-specific recommendations.
Ans: No, use of Telma H Tablet is strictly prohibited in lactating mothers. The medicine may adversely affect the health of the infant. If absolutely necessary, lactating mothers must hold from breastfeeding the infant until the medicine is completely eliminated from the body. For case-specific recommendations, consult a doctor.
Ans: No, it is not advisable to abruptly stop or alter the quantity of Telma H Tablet even if the symptoms are relieved. Leaving the course of medicine in between may not completely cure the condition it has been prescribed for. Thus, a doctor must always be consulted before stopping the consumption of this medicine.
Ans: No. Telma H is not banned in India. However, it is a prescription only medicine that needs a prescription to be dispensed.
Ans: Following are the contraindications of Telma H Tablet:
Ans: Telma H Tablets should be administered cautiously in people above the age of 60 years. This is because the medicine poses an increased risk of muscle weakness and sedation in the elderly population.
Ans: No, it is not advisable to consume alcohol during the course of treatment with. Their interaction may result in sedative effects and inability to concentrate.
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