BITELSAR 40MG TABLET
BITELSAR 40MG TABLET belongs to the class of anti-hypertensives primarily taken to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension or high blood pressure is a life-long or chronic condition in which the blood pressure against the artery wall becomes too high. It can lead to the risk of heart diseases, like heart attack and stroke.
BITELSAR 40MG TABLET is a combination of Telmisartan (angiotensin II receptor antagonist) and Chlorthalidone (thiazide diuretic or water pill). Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker that helps to relax and widen the blood vessels (arteries). Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that prevents absorption of excess salt in the body, preventing fluid retention. Together it lowers blood pressure and prevents the risk of any future stroke, heart attack, and oedema (fluid retention).
You can take BITELSAR 40MG TABLET with food or an empty stomach. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience dizziness, feeling tired, skin ulcers, diarrhoea, nausea diarrhoea, back pain, and cold/flu symptoms. Most of these side effects of BITELSAR 40MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes unless the doctor has told you. In rare cases, BITELSAR 40MG TABLET can cause a condition that results in the skeletal muscle problem, leading to further kidney failure. If you notice unexplained muscle pain, dark colour urine, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or unexplained tiredness, immediately contact the doctor.
Suppose you are become pregnant while taking BITELSAR 40MG TABLET and tell your doctor right away. BITELSAR 40MG TABLET should not be taken if you are breastfeeding as BITELSAR 40MG TABLET can pass into breast milk, so before starting BITELSAR 40MG TABLET, you need to stop nursing or do not take BITELSAR 40MG TABLET while breastfeeding. Besides this, you should not use the BITELSAR 40MG TABLET if you are unable to urinate. If you have diabetes, do not use BITELSAR 40MG TABLET with any medication that contains aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine). Before taking BITELSAR 40MG TABLET, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver disease, kidney failure, glaucoma (increased eye pressure), high or low levels of magnesium or potassium in your blood, have allergies or asthma, lupus (an autoimmune disease), diabetes, or an allergy to penicillin or sulfa drugs.
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Common side effects of BITELSAR 40MG TABLET include dizziness, feeling tired, nausea, skin ulcers, diarrhoea, back pain, and cold/flu symptoms. Most of these side effects of BITELSAR 40MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
BITELSAR 40MG TABLET should not be given to the people allergic to BITELSAR 40MG TABLET or any of its ingredients, have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had a heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnant women, or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women. It should be used with caution in patients who have diabetes. Besides this, it is contraindicated in low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiogenic shock (sudden stopping of blood flow to the heart), and aortic stenosis (heart valve problem). BITELSAR 40MG TABLET can pass into breast milk, so before starting BITELSAR 40MG TABLET, either you need to stop nursing, or you should not take BITELSAR 40MG TABLET while breastfeeding. If you have anuria (non-passage of urine), please do not take BITELSAR 40MG TABLET as it is contra-indicated in it and may lead to further complications.
You are recommended not to consume alcohol and BITELSAR 40MG TABLET to avoid unpleasant side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and liver damage.
BITELSAR 40MG TABLET is not recommended during pregnancy as it is a category D pregnancy drug. This medicine may cause fetal damage and can affect the unborn baby (fetus).
BITELSAR 40MG TABLET is known to pass breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known. So, before breastfeeding, let your doctor know about this. Either you need to stop breastfeeding for using BITELSAR 40MG TABLET, or you need to stop takingBITELSAR 40MG TABLET.
Drive with caution, BITELSAR 40MG TABLET usually causes drowsiness and affects driving ability.
BITELSAR 40MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have had a history of liver disease. Your doctor will have to change the dosage depending on your medical condition and your reaction to treatment.
Not recommended in patients with chronic kidney disease (severe renal impairment). Safety and effectiveness in patients with severe renal impairment have not been established.
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No, you are advised to inform your doctor and monitor your blood pressure for at least two weeks before stopping the medicine. Depending upon your current blood pressure readings, there is a possibility your doctor may lower your medicine dosage and not recommend discontinuing it.
BITELSAR 40MG TABLET can be safely taken as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Conditions such as high blood pressure are life-long conditions, and one should not abruptly discontinue it without discussing it with a doctor.
It is not recommended to take BITELSAR 40MG TABLET if you are pregnant as it can cause damage to the unborn baby (may lead to fetal toxicity). It contains telmisartan, a category D pregnancy drug, and it is harmful to the baby.
Yes, BITELSAR 40MG TABLET can cause dizziness. It is advised to avoid driving or operate any heavy machinery while taking BITELSAR 40MG TABLET. In case you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is advised to rest for some time until you feel better.
You should not take BITELSAR 40MG TABLET if you have ever had liver disease, kidney failure, glaucoma, high or low levels of magnesium or potassium in your blood, have allergies or asthma, lupus (an autoimmune disease), diabetes, or allergic to penicillin or sulfa drugs, anuria (reduction or absence of urine) and pregnant women in their second or third trimesters. Besides this, avoid using BITELSAR 40MG TABLET (in case of diabetes) with aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine) as it can lead to a life-threatening condition.
In case you have missed a dose of BITELSAR 40MG TABLET, you are advised to take it as soon as you remember. However, try not to miss a dose in the first place; if it's time for you to take your next dose, then do not take both doses together. Take only one dose; taking a double dose of BITELSAR 40MG TABLET will lead to low blood pressure.
Yes, prolonged intake of BITELSAR 40MG TABLET can cause an increase in blood potassium level. So, patients taking BITELSAR 40MG TABLET should avoid taking supplements and food rich in potassium to avoid any unpleasant side-effect.
BITELSAR 40MG TABLET contains a diuretic (chlorthalidone) which may affect a man's ability to maintain or gain an erection (erectile dysfunction). However, if you have any problem, you can consult your doctor, and accordingly, your medicine can be changed as other blood pressure-lowering medication does not affect erection.
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