TELVAS AM 40 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_HBP_5187 Category:

Generic : Telmisartan (40mg) + Amlodipine (5mg)

Treatment : Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure)

Pack size  : 15 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$2.58

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Telvas-AM Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

Telvas-AM Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It’s important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medication work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, and eating a low salt and low-fat diet.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will need to be checked often and your kidney function may also need to be tested.

 

BENEFITS OF TELVAS-AM TABLET

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Both of the medicines in this combination work to lower blood pressure but in different ways. Together they help to relax blood vessels and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

 

HOW TO USE TELVAS-AM TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Telvas-AM Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW TELVAS-AM TABLET WORKS

Telvas-AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and Amlodipine. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Together, they lower blood pressure effectively.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Telvas-AM Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Telvas-AM Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Telvas-AM Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Telvas-AM Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
It may cause dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Telvas-AM Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Telvas-AM Tablet is recommended.
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Liver

CAUTION
Telvas-AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Telvas-AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

 

Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with Telvas-AM Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • ALISKIREN
  • RAMIPRIL
  • IBUPROFEN
  • NAPROXEN
  • SIMVASTATIN
  • DIGOXIN
  • LITHIUM
  • CYCLOSPORINE
  • TACROLIMUS

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE TELVAS-AM TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Telvas-AM Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Telvas-AM

  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Upset stomach
  • Increased potassium level in blood

FAQ's

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Q. What should I avoid while taking Telvas-AM Tablet?

You should avoid potassium supplements or salt substitutes, unless advised by your doctor. Also, avoid alcohol consumption as doing so can further lower your blood pressure and may cause some side effects. In addition to that, avoid getting dehydrated, drink enough fluids during exercise and in hot weather. The medicine may make you dizzy so avoid driving, using machinery or doing anything that needs concentration unless you know how this medicine affects you. If you feel dizzy, lie down so you do not faint. Then sit for a few moments before standing to prevent feeling dizzy again.

Q. What happens if I take too much of Telvas-AM Tablet?

If you accidentally take too much of Telvas-AM Tablet, you may experience symptoms such as low blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, vomiting and rapid heartbeat. However, in some cases slow heartbeat, reduced kidney function including kidney failure (e.g., reduced urine output) have also been reported. If you experience any of such symptoms contact your doctor immediately and seek medical help.

Q. Can I come off Telvas-AM Tablet when my blood pressure is under control or normal?

Even if your blood pressure is successfully lowered by this medicine, it is advised to continue your medication. If you stop taking Telvas-AM Tablet, your blood pressure could rise back up again. Blood pressure lowering medicines only help to control your condition but do not cure it. You will probably need to take them for the rest of your life. Remember, by keeping your blood pressure controlled you are reducing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Q. What happens if I forget to take Telvas-AM Tablet?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed one and take the next scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for the one you missed. If you often forget doses, it may help to set an alarm to remind you. If not sure then you can consult your doctor for other ways to help you remember.

Q. What will happen if I stop taking Telvas-AM Tablet?

You should not stop taking Telvas-AM Tablet without talking to your doctor first. If you do stop taking it, your blood pressure may rise and you may put yourself at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. If you experience side effects, such as dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, etc., talk to your doctor.

Q. Is it safe to take Telvas-AM Tablet for a long time?

Telvas-AM Tablet is generally safe to take for a long time. Remember to follow your doctor’s advice/instructions.

Q. How long will I be taking Telvas-AM Tablet for?

You may have to take Telvas-AM Tablet for a long-term or even lifelong. The medicine only keeps your blood pressure under control for as long as you are taking it. Therefore, it is advised to continue your medication and follow your doctor’s advice.

Q. What if Telvas-AM Tablet doesn’t make me feel any better?

High blood pressure does not usually have any symptoms, so you may not feel ill if there is any change in the blood pressure. Therefore, this medicine may not make you feel “better”. This does not mean that you can stop the medicine as they are working in the background to reduce your risk of serious illness.

Q. Can Telvas-AM Tablet affect my fertility or sex life?

Telvas-AM Tablet may very rarely lead to erectile dysfunction (inability to gain or maintain an erection). Consult your doctor if you are worried or notice some changes. However, untreated hypertension (high blood pressure) itself can lead to erectile dysfunction, therefore it is important that you take your medicine regularly and keep track of your blood pressure.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Telvas-AM Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Telvas-AM Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Telvas-AM Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 15

pack form  – tablet

Weight  – 7 (gms)

Dimensions  – 4 (cm) x 10 (cm) x 1 (cm)

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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