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Found high creatine level during blood test. Consuming Telpres -AMHI .Is it due to this medicine?

I am a 64 year old male. Consuming Telpres -AMHI started this drug about 4-5 months one each daily. On recent blood investigation the creatine syram has been founf 1.4. It was, an year back around 1.2. I request that is the creatine level increase is due to the present drug? I have changed to this drug 4-5 months back prior to that period I was using Olmax 40 H for my hypertension .Kind reply is solicited.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
The creatinine level has not increased due to Telepres-AMHI unless you have only 1 functioning kidney. It would rather be due to dehydration or due to the effect of hypertension on your kidneys. I would suggest that you get yourself checked for diabetes as well.
Your GFR or glomerular filtration rate is 51ml/min/1.73m2. This represents a moderate decrease in GFR. At this stage, we should we getting a 24 hour urinary protein level done. Also, you would need influenza and pneumococcal vaccination. Please see your physician for this
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Anchal Gupta's  Response
The raised serum creatininne as found in your case is not significantly high, the diffrence between two readings is just 0.2 which could be a normal variation. You can repeat the blood test after a month. Telmisartan the medicine which you are taking does not have this kind of side effect. But if your blood pressure is not controlled that can cause damage to kidney and consequently a high serum creatinine. So please make sure your blood pressure is under control. Also make sure your blood sugar remains normal.
Hope your problem resolves. Take care
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