Telmisartan

What is Telmisartan?

Telmisartan (INN) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (angiotensin receptor blocker, ARB) used in the management of hypertension. It is marketed under the trade name Micardis (by Boehringer Ingelheim),"Cresar" by (Cipla) among others.

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Recently my BP was found high 152/98; doctor advised Amlo 5 (amlodipine) half tablet once in the morning; this has nto reduced the pressure when measured at night, so I increased dosage to 1 full tablet in the morning, but still pressure is 135/90; should I chage to Single Pill Comibnation like Telma - AM (telmisartan 40 mg plus Amlodipine 5 mg)?

doctor1 MD

Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is good to add a drug that acts by a different mechanism
There are several classes of drugs and several drugs in each class
Telmisartan is OK
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

The maximal...

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Hi, i,m Jyotika,43,5ft 7,64kgs, have been taking Telista Am ,it's telmisartan and amlodiphine tab 40mg once a day.my query is concerned the report i read about ARB's being not safe as studies have shown people getting cancer,however FDA has declared them safe,but doubt has crept in my mind, who knows that the report is not fudged...is it safe to have ARB's or should i shift to ACEI's...Please clear my doubts. Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. FDA approved the drug so no need to worry. It doesn't produce cancer. However overall ACE inhibitors are good drugs for hypertension. It also causes remodeling of heart. So ACE inhibitors are the preferred drugs for...

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hello doctor myself wasim khan aged 28 years,i am taking atorlip(atorvastatin10mg),throxine(50mg) and duloxetine(20 mg) for high cholesterol ,hypothyroidim and depression respectively since last 2 years now i have also high bp 140/100 and i met two doctor one have prescribed olmin20(OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL) and other have advised Cilacar T (Cilnidipine/Telmisartan) - 10mg/40mg and i am confused which is right for me regarding effectiveness and side effects because i know that after starting they will be continued for the whole of life.please suggest me which is right medicine at this age.

doctor1 MD

Hi,thanks for query.You need to take care as you are too young.Please get your self properly examined by doctor including some blood test for kidney etc.You should also go for renal Doppler study,this can diagnose some kidney problem in case if you have.Both the drugs you are talking about are of...

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Hi Doc.. Am 42 yrs male. I have hypertension when i was first diagnosed by my doctor my bp was 230/130/90, Thank god all was well. 4months i have been taking Telma H (80 12.5mg) at night and Stamlo 5mg in the morning. Now my Doc has asked me to stop taking Telma H (80 12.5mg) and instead take Telma (Just Telma, she didn t mentioned howmuch mg) I have checked on the net and it says Telma 20, 40 and 80mg. Is there a tablet that just mentions Telma, or should i check with my Doc the required mg.

doctor1 MD

Hello Anil,

Thanks for posting on HCM

I believe as your blood pressure has normalized, your doctor does not deem it necessary to continue on bitherapy and instead place you on single antihypertensive medication. Telma H is telmisartan 80mg + HCT 12.5mg as combination therapy for hypertension. If...

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I was recommended seloram25/2.5 together with Ecosprin 150 for my BP and have been on this medication for over a year now. Recently , my BP had moved up , ostensibly because of higher alcohol and salty snacks intake. I was advised Telma AM 40 in addition to the above two drugs. Your comments. Will it be advisable to discontinue Telma after the BP normalizes. Why is it necessary to have more than 1 drug for the said ailment?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

You have be put on four classes of antihypertensive drugs.
Beta blocker(Metoprolol), ACE inhibitor(ramipril), ARB(Telmisartan) and Calcium channel blockers(Amlodipine).

In my opinion you can continue with Telma AM because it is long acting and has cardioprotective actions.

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Recent questions on  Telmisartan

doctor1 MD

Hi, i,m Jyotika,43,5ft 7,64kgs, have been taking Telista Am ,it's telmisartan and amlodiphine tab 40mg once a day.my query is concerned the report i read about ARB's being not safe as studies have shown people getting cancer,however FDA has declared them safe,but doubt has crept in my mind, who knows that the report is not fudged...is it safe to have ARB's or should i shift to ACEI's...Please clear my doubts. Thanks.

doctor1 MD

I was recommended seloram25/2.5 together with Ecosprin 150 for my BP and have been on this medication for over a year now. Recently , my BP had moved up , ostensibly because of higher alcohol and salty snacks intake. I was advised Telma AM 40 in addition to the above two drugs. Your comments. Will it be advisable to discontinue Telma after the BP normalizes. Why is it necessary to have more than 1 drug for the said ailment?

doctor1 MD

Recently my BP was found high 152/98; doctor advised Amlo 5 (amlodipine) half tablet once in the morning; this has nto reduced the pressure when measured at night, so I increased dosage to 1 full tablet in the morning, but still pressure is 135/90; should I chage to Single Pill Comibnation like Telma - AM (telmisartan 40 mg plus Amlodipine 5 mg)?

doctor1 MD

Hi Doc.. Am 42 yrs male. I have hypertension when i was first diagnosed by my doctor my bp was 230/130/90, Thank god all was well. 4months i have been taking Telma H (80 12.5mg) at night and Stamlo 5mg in the morning. Now my Doc has asked me to stop taking Telma H (80 12.5mg) and instead take Telma (Just Telma, she didn t mentioned howmuch mg) I have checked on the net and it says Telma 20, 40 and 80mg. Is there a tablet that just mentions Telma, or should i check with my Doc the required mg.

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