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Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet

Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet

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Manufacturer/Marketer

Zavik Drugs Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet

Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet belongs to the class of anti-hypertensive drugs, primarily used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Hypertension is a medical condition in which blood pressure is elevated persistently in the arteries. It is considered an essential risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet lowers blood pressure by widening and relaxing blood vessels.

Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet is a fixed-dose combination composed of two medicines, namely, Telmisartan and Amlodipine. Telmisartan belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It lowers blood pressure and increases blood flow by preventing the narrowing of blood vessels. It is used to lower the chances of stroke, heart attack, and death. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and increases blood flow. Altogether, it helps to lower high blood pressure, chest pain (angina), and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.

Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet is available in the form of oral tablets. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. You can take Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet with or without food once a time in a day, as prescribed by the doctor. Do not crush, chew, or break it. Your doctor will decide the dosage based on your medical condition. In some cases, Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet can cause side effects, primarily peripheral oedema (swelling in legs and arms), a common cold, backache, diarrhoea, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, rashes, and weakness. Most of these side effects of Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet or any other medicines, please inform your doctor. Before taking Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet, let your doctor know if you have hypersensitivity like anaphylaxis (an allergic reaction which includes rashes, low pulse, and shock) or angioedema (swelling under the skin mostly swelling occurs in the face, tongue, abdomen, legs and arms). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should discontinue this Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet because it can cause injury and death to the developing fetus. Please do not stop taking Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet on your own, as it may lead to the recurrence of symptoms or worsen the condition. Do not consume alcohol with Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet as it may increase the risk of low blood pressure. Avoid potassium supplements with Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet as it may lead to high potassium levels in the blood.

Uses of Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet

Treatment of High blood pressure (hypertension)

Medicinal Benefits

Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet is an anti-hypertensive drug that treats high blood pressure (hypertension). Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet lowers blood pressure by widening and relaxing blood vessels. Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet consists of two medicines, namely: Telmisartan and Amlodipine. Telmisartan belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It lowers blood pressure and increases blood flow by preventing the narrowing of blood vessels. It reduces the chances of stroke, heart attack, and death. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and increases blood flow. Altogether, it helps to lower high blood pressure, chest pain (angina), and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.

Directions for Use

Swallow Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet

  • Peripheral oedema (swelling in legs and arms)

  • Common cold

  • Backache

  • Diarrhoea

  • Dizziness

  • Drowsiness

  • Confusion

  • Rashes

  • Weakness

Drug Warnings

Monitor your blood pressure levels regularly. If you are known to be allergic to Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet or have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration, please inform your doctor beforehand. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. It is advised to complete the prescribed course, even if you feel better. Complete the course strictly as suggested by the doctor, even if you feel better, to avoid disease recurrence. Avoid consumption of alcohol with Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet as it may increase the risk of low blood pressure. Avoid potassium supplements with Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet as they may lead to high potassium levels in the blood.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet may interact with other blood pressure treating medicines (ramipril, aliskiren, simvastatin), pain killers (ibuprofen, naproxen), a drug used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (digoxin), bipolar disorder medication (lithium), and immunosuppressants (cyclosporine or tacrolimus).

Drug-Food Interactions: Minimize high potassium foods intake and avoid over-the-counter potassium supplements, grapefruit, or juice.

Drug-Disease Interactions: People with diabetes, hyperkalemia (high potassium levels in the blood), low blood pressure, and kidney and liver problems should consult the doctor before taking Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

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

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Create a well-balanced and healthy diet that includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, omega-3-rich foods, and lean protein sources.

  • Keep your weight under control with a BMI of 19.5-24.9.

  • Avoid chronic stress, as it can raise your blood pressure.

  • Spend time with your loved ones to cope with stress and practice mindfulness techniques.

  • Be mindful of salt; consume no more than 2,300 mg each day.

  • Limit or avoid alcohol consumption.

  • Quitting smoking is the best strategy to lower the risk of heart disease.

Special Advise

  • Keep a check on your daily blood pressure, and if you notice any fluctuations, please consult a doctor. A low salt/sodium diet and regular exercise are recommended along with Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet for effective results.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Hypertension: The blood exerts increased pressure on the walls of blood vessels leading to hypertension. High blood pressure is expressed as systolic/diastolic pressure. Systolic pressure is the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats or pumps out blood. Diastolic pressure is the pressure in the arteries between the heartbeats. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) by a blood pressure monitor called a sphygmomanometer. Some of the symptoms are headache, dizziness, nosebleeds, altered vision, chest pain, weakness, and shortness of breath. However, most of the time, the signs and symptoms of hypertension are none.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

It is unsafe to consume alcohol since alcohol consumption with Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet may increase the risk of low blood pressure and cause adverse effects such as dizziness, fainting, light-headedness, or headache.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

Pregnant women should discontinue this Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet because it can cause injury and death to the developing fetus. So, Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet is not safe in pregnancy.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

There is no evidence on how Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet affects breastfeeding. So, inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet.

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Driving

Caution

Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet may cause side effects like dizziness, headaches, and nausea, which can affect your ability to concentrate and drive. Hence, it is recommended not to drive until you are mentally alert.

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Liver

Caution

Inform your doctor before receiving the Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. Your doctor may adjust your dose depending on your current liver conditions.

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Kidney

Caution

Inform your doctor before receiving the Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. Your doctor may adjust your dose depending on your current kidney conditions.

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Children

Unsafe

Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet is not recommended to use in children. Please consult the doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.

Country of origin

India
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FAQs

Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It lowers the blood pressure by widening and relaxing blood vessels.
No, because your blood pressure rapidly increases when you suddenly stop this Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet. This can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Pregnant women should discontinue this Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet because it can cause injury and death to the developing fetus. So, Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet is not safe in pregnancy.
There is no evidence on how Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet affects breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor before taking Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet if you are breastfeeding.
Do not stop using Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet even if you feel better. It should be strictly used as advised by your doctor to avoid the recurrence of symptoms and worsening of the disease.
No, Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet can cause high levels of potassium in the blood leading to hyperkalemia. Hence it is not recommended to use potassium supplements along with Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet. However, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines before starting Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet.
Yes, the Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy. Dizziness usually occurs when you suddenly stand up from a lying or sitting position. Try rising slowly when you change your posture to relieve dizziness. If the side effect persists longer, please seek medical help.
Actcalm T 40mg/5mg Tablet is generally safe to take for a long time. Remember to follow your doctor's advice/instructions.

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