Hypertension. Treatment of essential hypertension in adults. Prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease in patients with: Severe manifestations of atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease (ischemic heart disease, stroke or peripheral artery disease in history); type II diabetes mellitus with diagnosed target organ damage.
Composition and form of release
The drug Telsartan is produced in the form of oblong capsule-like tablets from white to almost white, have embossing “T” and “” on both sides of the fault line, and on the other side embossing “40” or “80”.
The active ingredient of the drug is telmisartan 80 mg. As additional components in the composition are designated: polysorbate, mannitol, meglumine, sodium hydroxide, povidone, magnesium stearate.
One carton pack contains 1 or 3 blisters each containing 10 tablets.
Telsartan is an antihypertensive drug that is used to treat essential hypertension. The maximum positive effect is observed after 1-2 months of treatment. The antihypertensive effect after taking the drug lasts for a day. Telsartan lowers blood pressure within 3 hours after administration, without changing the heart rate.
The drug Telsartan is intended for use in the case of essential hypertension in adult patients, and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in patients with type II diabetes mellitus, as well as with obvious manifestations of atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease (peripheral arterial disease or stroke, coronary heart disease) …
The drug Telsartan is contraindicated for use in severe violations of the functional functioning of the liver, diseases of the bile ducts and hypersensitivity to substances that are part of the tablets. Simultaneous administration with aliskiren is contraindicated in patients with impaired renal function or diabetes mellitus and do not prescribe the drug to children under 18 years of age.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
The drug Telsartan is contraindicated for pregnant, lactating and planning women.
Method of administration and dosage
Telsartan tablets must be taken with or without food, drinking plenty of fluids.
The recommended daily dose of Telsartan is 40 mg. For some patients, a dose of 20 mg once a day is possible. If blood pressure is not sufficiently reduced at this dosage, then it can be increased to 80 mg per day.
Telsartan can be taken in combination with other antihypertensive drugs.
The most effective antihypertensive effect is achieved after 1-2 months of treatment.
In the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, the recommended dose is 80 mg 1 time per 24 hours.
The maximum allowable dose is 80 mg per day.
Symptoms in case of an overdose with Telsartan may include: arterial hypotension, fainting, tachycardia, increased serum creatinine, bradycardia, acute renal failure. In case of intoxication, it is necessary to take activated charcoal, further treatment depends on the elapsed time after taking the drug and on the severity of the character and symptoms. The drug is not excreted by hemodialysis.
The use of the drug Telsartan can cause many adverse reactions such as: infections of the upper respiratory tract and urinary tract, sepsis, including death, anemia, eosinophilia and thrombocytopenia, anaphylactic reactions, hypersensitivity, hypoglycemia and hyperkalemia, depression, anxiety, insomnia, syncope, blurred vision, drowsiness.
Treatment with the drug can lead to: vertigo, bradycardia, arterial hypotension, tachycardia and shortness of breath, chest and abdominal pain, diarrhea, dyspepsia, vomiting, indigestion and flatulence, impaired renal and liver function, eczema and dermatitis, urticaria. Also possible: myalgia, cough, muscle cramps, pain in the limbs and tendons, arthralgia, asthenia, dry mouth, decreased hemoglobin levels, increased levels of creatinine, uric acid and liver enzymes in the blood.
Storage conditions and periods
The drug Telsartan must be stored in a place inaccessible to children, at a temperature that does not exceed + 25 ° C, in its original packaging. The shelf life of the tablets is 24 months.