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About TELMISARTAN+METOPROLOL

METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN belongs to the class antihypertensive agents used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It may also be used to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in future. High blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high leading to hypertension. Symptoms of high blood pressure include headache, dizziness, nose bleed, changes in vision, chest pain, weakness and dyspnoea (shortness of breath).

METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN is a combination of two high blood pressure-lowering medicines: Telmisartan and Metoprolol. Telmisartan belongs to the class of drugs called Angiotensin II receptor antagonists that works by blocking the angiotensin II receptor, relaxing the blood vessels and lowering the blood pressure. Metoprolol belongs to the class of drugs known as beta-blockers which reduces blood pressure by allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. Together, METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN helps in reducing the raised blood pressure. 

Take METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN as prescribed. You are advised to take METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects such as headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness, stomach pain, and slow heart rate. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.

To treat your condition effectually, continue taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Try not to stop taking it on your own as it may cause a sudden increase the blood pressure, chest pain or heart attack. Consult your doctor before starting METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN may cause dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Avoid alcohol consumption with METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN as it may cause increased dizziness. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medications to rule out any interactions.

Uses of TELMISARTAN+METOPROLOL

Hypertension (high blood pressure).

Medicinal Benefits

METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN is a combination of two blood pressure-lowering medicines: Telmisartan and Metoprolol. Telmisartan belongs to the class of drugs called Angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the angiotensin II receptor, thereby relaxing the blood vessels and lowering the blood pressure. Metoprolol belongs to the class of drugs known as Beta-blockers. It helps to reduce blood pressure by allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. Together, METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN helps in lowering blood pressure to normal.

Directions for Use

Swallow METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, break or chew it. METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN can be taken with or without food. Based on your medical condition your doctor will advise the dose and duration.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of TELMISARTAN+METOPROLOL

  • Headcahe
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Slow heart rate
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN if you are allergic to telmisartan or metoprolol. Inform your doctor if you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors, aliskiren, quinidine, disopyramide, or other blood pressure-lowering medicines. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN. METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN is not recommended for children. METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN may cause dizziness and tiredness, so drive or operate heavy machinery only if you are alert. Keep your doctor informed if you have kidney or liver diseases, biliary obstruction, heart problems, low blood pressure, diabetes, elevated potassium levels, blood circulation problems, asthma, COPD, metabolic acidosis, phaeochromocytoma, slow heart rate, psoriasis, myasthenia gravis, or prinzmetal angina.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN may have interaction with medicines such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors, analgesics (aspirin, ibuprofen), anti-seizure (pregabalin), heart-related medicines (digoxin, flecainide), anti-depression drugs (lithium, fluvoxamine, sertraline, fluoxetine), and drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction (sildenafil).

Drug-Food Interactions: Maintain low salt and low-fat diet while taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, renal dysfunction (kidney disease), pulmonary disease, alcoholism, congestive heart failure (heart disease), hypotension (low blood pressure) or liver disease.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • ASPIRIN
  • IBUPROFEN
  • PREGABALIN
  • DIGOXIN
  • LITHIUM
  • FLUVOXAMINE
  • SERTRALINE
  • FLUOXETINE
  • SILDENAFIL
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN to avoid unpleasant side effects. Alcohol intake might interfere with the working of METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN and may cause increased dizziness.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      It is not recommended to take METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN while you are pregnant. Please consult your doctor. Your doctor will decide whether METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN can be given to pregnant women or not.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      unsafe

      It is not recommended to take METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN while you are breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor. Your doctor will decide whether METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN may cause dizziness, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Dose adjustment may be needed. METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment/liver disease.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Dose adjustment may be needed. METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment/kidney disease.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN is not recommended for children below 18years as the safety and effectiveness have not been established.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • You are advised to consume low salt and low-fat diet while taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN. 

    • Regular exercise is also recommended to complement treatment with METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN.

    • Eat a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits.

    • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

    • Maintain a healthy weight with proper diet and exercise.

    • Managing stress with meditation, yoga, massage would also help in treating high blood pressure.

    Special Advise

    • Regularly monitor blood pressure levels to prevent hypotension (low blood pressure).

    • Get up slowly while rising from lying or sitting position as METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN may cause dizziness.

    • Prolonged intake of METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN can cause an altered potassium level. So, regular monitoring of potassium is advised.

    • If you are due to undergo surgery, inform the doctor that you are taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN.

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    High blood pressure (hypertension): It is a condition in which the blood exerts increased pressure on the walls of blood vessels leading to hypertension. This condition can lead to hardened arteries (blood vessels), decreasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. 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. Symptoms of high blood pressure include headache, dizziness, nose bleed, changes in vision, chest pain, weakness and dyspnoea (shortness of breath). However, most of the time, the signs and symptoms of hypertension are none.

    FAQs

    What is the use of METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN?

    METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It may also be used to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in future.

    How does METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN work?

    METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN contains telmisartan and metoprolol. Telmisartan works by blocking the angiotensin II receptor. Angiotensin II constricts the blood vessels, so by blocking its effect, telmisartan allows the blood vessels to relax and widen. Metoprolol helps to reduce blood pressure by allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. Together, METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN helps in reducing the blood pressure to normal.

    Does METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN cause slow heart rate (bradycardia)?

    METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN may cause a slow heart rate (bradycardia). A minor fluctuation should not be a worry, however, if slow heart rate continues and you begin to feel unwell, speak with your doctor.

    Can I take potassium supplements with METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN?

    METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN may alter potassium levels. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are taking food rich in potassium such as potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements.

    Can I stop taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN on my own?

    Please do not stop taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN without consulting your doctor on your own as it may lead to rise in blood pressure. Continue taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN for as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you experience any difficulty while taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN.

    Does METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN cause orthostatic hypotension?

    Orthostatic hypotension could be a side-effect of METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN. Orthostatic hypotension is a sudden lowering in blood pressure leading to dizziness on standing. If you experience this, do not try to stand up suddenly or start walking, instead lie down and get up slowly only when you feel better. People taking METOPROLOL+TELMISARTAN are advised to regularly monitor their blood pressure levels to avoid unpleasant events.

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