TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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.
TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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 TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S with food or an empty stomach. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Your doctor will advise you on 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 TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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, TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S can cause a condition that results in a 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. If you suspect pregnancy while taking TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S, tell your doctor right away. TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S should not be taken if you are breastfeeding as TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S can pass into breast milk, so before starting TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S, you need to stop nursing or do not take TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S while breastfeeding. Besides this, you should not use the TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S if you are unable to urinate. If you have diabetes, do not use TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S with any medication that contains aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine). Before taking TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S, 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.
Uses of TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S belongs to the class of anti-hypertensives primarily taken to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S is a combination of Telmisartan (angiotensin II receptor antagonist) and Chlorthalidone (thiazide diuretic or water pill). TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels (arteries), making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. It helps to lower high blood pressure, thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke. Besides this, it prevents excessive water and electrolytes (like sodium, potassium, etc.) from the body through urine which can otherwise raise high blood pressure. In addition to this, TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S also reduces the future risk of any stroke or heart attack.
Directions for Use
Take TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S as advised by the doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S
TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S should not be given to the people allergic to TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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). TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S can pass into breast milk, so before starting TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S, either you need to stop nursing, or you should not take TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S while breastfeeding. If you have anuria (non-passage of urine), please do not take TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S as it is contra-indicated in it and may lead to further complications.
Drug-Drug interaction: This medicine may have an interaction with medicines used to treat mood disorders (lithium), medicines used to treat heart disorders (digoxin), blood thinner (aspirin), antidiabetic medicines (metformin, insulin), medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction (sildenafil), medicines used to lower cholesterol levels (such as simvastatin), immunosuppressants (cyclosporine), and other anti-hypertensive medicines (atenolol, aliskiren, enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril, metoprolol), and NSAIDs (ibuprofen).
Drug-Food Interaction: TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S may interact with high potassium-containing food and drinks. So, if you are using any of the OTC items, please tell your doctor. Also, alcohol should not be consumed while taking TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S.
Drug-Disease Interaction: The efficacy of TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S is affected, and the disease condition may even worsen if taken in patients with a recent or history of heart attack, low blood pressure, low potassium level, low electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, etc.), anuria (non-passage of urine), angioedema (an allergic condition with swelling under the skin), lupus (an autoimmune disease), kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, diabetes.
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Diet & Lifestyle Advise
Keep your weight under control with a BMI of 19.5-24.9.
Do regular physical activity or exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week. Doing this can help you to lower your raised blood pressure by about 5 mm of Hg.
Limit intake of sodium chloride (table salt) in your daily diet to 2300 mg per day or less than 1500 mg is ideal for most adults.
If you are taking alcohol, then only one serving for women and two servings is advisable.
Quitting smoking is the best strategy to lower the risk of heart disease.
Avoid chronic stress as it can raise your blood pressure. Try to enjoy and spent time with your loved ones to cope with stress and practice mindfulness techniques.
Monitor your blood pressure daily and if there is too much fluctuation, then immediately contact your doctor.
Try to include heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids containing food drinks in your daily diet. You can also use low-fat cooking oil like olive oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and coconut oil to lower your elevated blood pressure.
Get up slowly while rising from lying or sitting position as TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S may cause dizziness.
Hypertension: It is a chronic condition when blood pressure is too high. This condition can lead to hardened arteries (blood vessels), decreasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. Blood pressure is the measurement of the force that our heart uses to pump blood to all parts of the body. Raised blood pressure can cause chest pain (angina) and heart attack (when blood supply to the heart is blocked). Additionally, high blood pressure also causes brain damage (stroke) and kidney failure. High blood pressure can be diagnosed with the help of a blood pressure monitor or sphygmomanometer. Systolic pressure is the pressure when the heart pumps blood out. On the other hand, diastolic pressure is when your heart is at the resting stage between heartbeats. If your blood pressure is 140/90 mm of Hg, it means the systolic pressure is 140 mm of Hg, and diastolic pressure is 90 mm of Hg. Ideal blood pressure should be between 90/60 mm of Hg and 120/80 mm of Hg.
You are recommended not to consume alcohol and TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S to avoid unpleasant side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and liver damage.
TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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).
TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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 TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S, or you need to stop takingTELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S.
Drive with caution, TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S usually causes drowsiness and affects driving ability.
TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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.
Efficacy and safety of TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S have not been established in children. If prescribed, it should be strictly under medical supervision and only if the benefits overweight the harms.
Can I stop taking TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S when my blood pressure is under control?
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.
For how long can TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S be taken?
TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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.
Can I take TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S in pregnancy?
It is not recommended to take TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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.
Can use of TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S cause dizziness?
Yes, TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S can cause dizziness. It is advised to avoid driving or operate any heavy machinery while taking TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S. In case you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is advised to rest for some time until you feel better.
Are there any specific contraindications associated with TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S?
You should not take TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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 TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S (in case of diabetes) with aliskiren (a blood pressure medicine) as it can lead to a life-threatening condition.
What should I do if I miss a dose of TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S?
In case you have missed a dose of TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S, 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 TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S will lead to low blood pressure.
Can TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S cause increased blood potassium level?
Yes, prolonged intake of TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S can cause an increase in blood potassium level. So, patients taking TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S should avoid taking supplements and food rich in potassium to avoid any unpleasant side-effect.
Can TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S effect fertility or sex life?
TELBRIT CT TABLET 10'S 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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Country of origin
Elbrit Life Sciences Private Limited, Level 4, A Wing, Dynasty Business Park, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri ( E ), Mumbai 400059.