Telmisartan Oral Tablet 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Telmisartan: Oral tablet (20mg)

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What is this Medicine?

TELMISARTAN (tel mi SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure.

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Telmisartan 20mg Tablet

NDC: 003782920
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Myocardial Infarction Prophylaxis, Hypertension, Reduction Of Cardiovascular Mortality, Stroke Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Diabetic Nephropathy, Proteinuria

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Telmisartan 20mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Telmisartan 20mg Tablet

Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Kidney Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Skin Rash Incidence:
>0.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
>0.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
1.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Telmisartan 20mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Telmisartan 20mg Tablet(Telmisartan)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Telmisartan)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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