What are Telmisartan Tablets 40 mg for hypertension?
Telmisartan tablets are a pharmaceutical treatment indicated for the management of elevated blood pressure, commonly referred to as hypertension. These tablets are classified under the category of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and function by inhibiting the physiological actions of angiotensin II, a hormone that promotes vasoconstriction and elevates blood pressure.
Beyond their antihypertensive properties, telmisartan exhibits various therapeutic advantages. An investigation published in the American Heart Journal showcased the potential of telmisartan in mitigating the occurrence of cardiovascular events, encompassing conditions such as myocardial infarction (heart attack) and cerebrovascular incidents (strokes), in individuals with a history of cardiovascular disease who are at high risk.
Furthermore, an additional study featured in 2010, delved into the efficacy of telmisartan in the prevention of cardiovascular events among high-risk patients with a documented history of cardiovascular disease. Termed the ONTARGET trial, this extensive research involved a cohort of over 25,000 patients and conducted a comparative analysis of telmisartan, ramipril, and a combination of both medications regarding their impact on cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes. The findings demonstrated that telmisartan exhibited non-inferiority to ramipril in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events, displaying a notable level of effectiveness. Furthermore, the combination of both medications did not yield any additional therapeutic benefits when compared to telmisartan as a monotherapy.
Active principles: telmisartan
Amount: 140 tablets
Maker: Kyoso Mirai Pharma Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Indications: treatment of hypertension
How to take
Adults should take 1 tablet (40 mg of the active principle) at a time, once a day. Start with 20 mg of the active principle a day, and then the dose may be gradually increased. Your doctor may adjust the dosage according to your age or symptoms. However, the maximum daily dose of 2 tablets (80 mg) should not be exceeded.
This medicine contains 40 mg of the active ingredient in 1 tablet.
As this medicine is affected by foods, patient should always take the tablets at regular dosing schedule, either each time before every meal or after every meal.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with hepatic disorder or diabetes mellitus.
As this medicine may cause dizziness, patient should pay close attention when driving a car, operating dangerous machinery or working at heights.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.