TELMISARTAN- telmisartan tablet 


Patient  Information


(tel″ mi sar′ tan)

Tablets, USP

Read this Patient Information before you start taking telmisartan tablets and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.

What  is  the  most  important  information  I  should  know  about  telmisartan  tablets? 

Telmisartan can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your blood pressure if you plan to become pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking telmisartan, tell your doctor right away.

What  is  telmisartan? 

Telmisartan is a prescription medicine used:

It is not known if telmisartan is safe and effective in children.

Who should not take telmisartan?

You should not take telmisartan tablets if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active ingredient (telmisartan) or any of the other ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.

For patients with diabetes, if you are taking telmisartan you should not take aliskiren.

What  should  I  tell  my  doctor  before  taking  telmisartan  tablets? 

Before you take telmisartan tablets, tell your doctor if you:

Tell  your  doctor  about  all  the  medicines  you  take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

For patients with diabetes, if you are taking telmisartan you should not take aliskiren.

Telmisartan may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how telmisartan works. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take telmisartan tablets?

What are the possible side effects of telmisartan tablets?

Telmisartan tablets may cause serious side effects, including

          •   take water pills (diuretics)

          •   are on a low-salt diet

          •   get dialysis treatments

          •   have heart problems

          •   get sick with vomiting or diarrhea

If you feel faint or dizzy, lie down and call your doctor right away.

                      •   swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands

                      •   unexplained weight gain

Call your doctor right away if you get any of the symptoms listed above.

Rare, serious allergic reactions may happen. Tell your doctor right away if you get any of these symptoms:

The most common side effects of telmisartan tablets include:

These are not all the possible side effects with telmisartan tablets. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store telmisartan tablets?

Keep  telmisartan  tablets  and  all  medicines  out  of  the  reach  of  children. 

General  information  about  telmisartan  tablets 

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use telmisartan tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give telmisartan tablets to other people, even if they have the same condition you have. It may harm them.

This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about telmisartan tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about telmisartan tablets that is written for health professionals.

Please address medical inquiries to, or Tel.:1-877-993-8779.

What  are  the  ingredients  in  telmisartan  tablets, USP? 

Active  Ingredient:telmisartan, USP

Inactive  Ingredients:ferric oxide red, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, meglumine, povidone, sodium hydroxide, sodium stearyl fumarate and sorbitol.

What  is  High  Blood  Pressure  (Hypertension)? 

Blood pressure is the force in your blood vessels when your heart beats and when your heart rests. You have high blood pressure when the force is too much. Telmisartan tablets can help your blood vessels relax so your blood pressure is lower. Medicines that lower your blood pressure lower your chance of having a stroke or heart attack.

High blood pressure makes the heart work harder to pump blood throughout the body and causes damage to the blood vessels. If high blood pressure is not treated, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, and vision problems.

What is Cardiovascular Risk?

Patients older than 55 years of age who have been diagnosed with blood vessel disease in the heart, legs, or brain (coronary, peripheral, or cerebral vascular disease) or diabetes with end organ damage (for example: kidney, heart, and brain) are at higher risk of cardiovascular events (for example: death from cardiovascular causes, stroke, and/or heart attack).

How  to  open  the  blister: 

  1. Tear (You may also use scissors to tear the blister apart)
structure product formula for telmisartan

2   Push (Push the tablet through the foil)

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