Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S
- Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S contains Telmisartan as an active ingredient.
- Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure.
- Take Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S orally with or without meals as directed by your doctor.
- The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
- Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S is to be used under doctor’s advisement
Telmisartan 20 mg
How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition
This drug is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure (normal blood pressure for adult’s is usually 120/80 mmHg) and to patients with kidney diseases and diabetes type 2 who are suffering from hypertension.Hypertension left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain, heart, kidney,blood vessels and other body organs.High blood pressure is also caused by narrowing of the arteries (blood vessels that take blood to the organs) thus Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S helps prevent the decrease in diameter of the vessels keeping them healthy and working efficiently.
One tablet daily is the usual prescribed dose.Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S is to be taken regularly, preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.The patient ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of the hypertension as ceasing the intake of the medicine has reported in cases of rebound hypertension (the re-emergence of high blood pressure),therefore, physicians taper of the Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S’s dosage before completely stopping it .
Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S might show mild side effects such as influenza-flu symptoms and stomach problems which resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant or lactating mothers.While undergoing treatment with Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S, the physician may ask the patient to get certain lab work done periodically to monitor the effects of the drug on the patient’s body and monitor the patient’s blood pressure and potassium levels regularly.Accordingly the physician may change the dosage of the drug prescribed.
Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S can be used to treat:
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Reduce the risk of stroke in patients of heart disease
- Reduce kidney impairment in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes
How Does Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S Work
This drug belongs to a group of drugs known as Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers. Angiotensin is a natural hormone found in the body that works by narrowing the blood vessels in the human body.Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S works by inhibiting angiotensin from performing its duties and therefore preventing the narrowing of blood vessels and aiding the free and proper flow of blood to the organs and through the blood vessels.
How To Use Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S
A tablet of Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S is prescribed per day to be taken orally (by mouth) either with or without food.Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S’s dosage may differ for each patient as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their weight,stage of illness,each patient’s response to Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have.Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years nor is it prescribed to expecting,lactating mothers nor to women who are planning on starting a family.
It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly without consulting a doctor as the risk of heart failure and stroke is significantly increased without the drug.If you miss a dose of the medication,make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember,that you missed the dose until the next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that will lead to serious adverse effects. If this happens very often, try setting an alarm as a reminder.
One tablet is prescribed to be taken every day,in the beginning of the treatment.Dose of Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S may be altered after a two week grace period depending upon the patient’s reaction to the drug and the changes in blood pressure levels brought by Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S.
For patients under the age of 18 years,Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S is not considered safe and is therefore not prescribed.For patients over the age of 65 years,due to decreased kidney function,Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S.
Pregnancy Use And Lactation
This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.
Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S
- Biliary obstructive disorders
- Severe hepatic impairment
- Refractory hypokalemia
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S:
- Impaired hepatic function
- Bilateral renal artery stenosis
- Mild to moderate renal impairment
- Dietary salt restriction
- Diarrhoea or vomiting
- Severe CHF (Chronic heart failure)
- Primary aldosteronism
- Aortic or mitral stenosis,
- Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Hereditary fructose intolerance
- Ischaemic cardiomyopathy
- Renovascular hypertension.
Interactions With Other Medications
Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S:
- Penicillin-G potassium
- Salicylic acid and derivatives
- K+ sparing diuretics
- K+ supplements
- Other antihypertensives
Common Adverse Effects
Like most medicines,Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S has certain side effects which include:
- Influenza-like symptoms
- Stomach problems
- Chest pain
These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S.
Rare Adverse Effects
If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Back pain
- Acute transient myopia
- Acute angle-closure glaucoma
- Lack of efficacy
- Acute renal failure
How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects
- Influenza like symptoms- can be dealt with by taking plenty of fluids and ingesting antihistamines prescribed by a doctor.
- Stomach problems -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids.
- Sinusitis- can be dealt with by inhaling steam vapors,using a humidifier works quite well and using a nasal saline solution has proved to be effective.
#1.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?
It is a long-term treatment and you might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.
#2.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S?
Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.
#3.CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?
Yes. you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking,avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.
#4.CAN I TAKE Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?
No. This medication has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during your pregnancy.Hence, it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.
#5.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S?
In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away.The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.
#6.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S?
If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that will lead to serious adverse effects. If this happens very often,try setting an alarm as a reminder.
#7.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S BEFORE UNDERGOING ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURE?
If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia, the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as general anesthesia also tends to lower blood pressure levels in a few patients.
#8.DOES Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?
No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.
#9.HOW DOES Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S WORK?
Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S works by inhibiting angiotensin from performing its duties and therefore preventing the narrowing of blood vessels and aiding the free and proper flow of blood to the organs and through the blood vessels.
#10.HOW IS Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?
The medicine can be ingested orally (from the mouth) either with or without food and is to be taken with water to ease the medicine into the throat.
#11.WILL Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S INTERFERE WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?
There is no evidence showing that Tasmi 20mg Tablet 7 ‘S causes any problems when taken along with oral contraceptives.Inform the doctor of the oral contraceptives being taken as a few contraceptives medicines are not recommended for women with high blood pressure.
#12.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?
This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.