AKTELSAR table. 80 mg
AKTELSAR table. 80 mg
Aktelsar WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
Aktelsar belongs to the group of medicines known as angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin II is a substance produced by the body and causes constriction of blood vessels, thereby increasing blood pressure. Aktelsar blocking the effect of angiotensin II, so that the blood vessels relax and blood pressure is lowered.
Aktelsar used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). 'Essential' means that the hypertension is caused by another disease.
If left untreated, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels in many organs, which could in some cases lead to heart attack, heart or kidney failure, stroke, or blindness. Usually high blood pressure has no symptoms before damage occurs. It is important to regularly measure blood pressure to make sure that it is normal.
Aktelsar is also used to reduce cardiovascular events (ie heart attack or stroke) in patients at risk due to reduced or stopped blood flow to the heart or legs, or suffered a stroke, or high-risk diabetes. Your doctor will tell you if you have an increased risk of such incidents.
BEFORE YOU TAKE Aktelsar
Do not take Aktelsar:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to telmisartan or kg * ingredients of Aktelsar tablets (see "Further Information" for a list of other ingredients).
if you are pregnant after the third month (It is also better to avoid drinking Aktelsar in early pregnancy - see pregnancy section).
if you have severe liver problems such as cholestasis or biliary obstruction (problems with drainage of bile from the liver and gall bladder) or any other severe liver disease.
If any of these apply to you, tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aktelsar.
Take special care with Aktelsar:
Tell your doctor if you have or ever had any of the following conditions or diseases:
Kidney disease or kidney transplant
Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the blood vessels to one or both kidneys)
Elevated levels of aldosterone (water retention and salts in the body, accompanied by an imbalance of various blood minerals)
Low blood pressure (hypotension), likely due to dehydration (severe loss of fluids from the body) or salt deficiency due to diuretic therapy ('water tablets'), a diet low in salt, diarrhea or vomiting
Elevated levels of potassium in the blood
You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant (or might become) pregnant. Aktelsar not recommended in early pregnancy, and must not be taken if you are pregnant after the third month, as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used after the third month of pregnancy (see Pregnancy).
If you have surgery or anesthesia, you should tell your doctor that Aktelsar.
Aktelsar use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age is not recommended.
As with other angiotensin II receptor antagonists, Aktelsar may be less effective in lowering blood pressure in black patients.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. You may need your doctor to adjust the dose of these medicines or take other precautions. In some cases you may need to stop taking any medicines. This applies especially to the medicines listed below when used together with Aktelsar: '
Lithium containing medicines used to treat some types of depression
Drugs that may increase potassium levels in the blood, such as potassium-containing salt substitutes, potassium-sparing diuretics (certain 'water tablets'), ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors to treat high blood pressure), antagonists Angiotensin II receptor antagonists (used to treat high blood pressure), NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen), heparin, immunosuppressives (eg cyclosporin or tacrolimus) and the antibiotic trimethoprim.
Diuretics ('water tablets'), especially if taken in high doses together with Aktelsar may lead to excessive loss of body water and low blood pressure (hypotension).
Kaktaipgzhdrugite drugs to lower blood pressure, the effect of Aktelsar can be reduced when you take NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen) or corticosteroids.
Aktelsar can increase the blood pressure lowering effect of other medicines used to treat high blood pressure.
Taking Aktelsar with food and drink
You can take Aktelsar with or without food.
Pregnancy and lactation
You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant (or might become) pregnant. Usually, your doctor will advise you to stop taking Aktelsar before you become pregnant or as soon as you know you are pregnant and will advise you to take another medicine instead Aktelsar. Aktelsar not recommended in early pregnancy, and must not be taken if you are pregnant, then H months, as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used after the third month of pregnancy.
You must tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or intend to breast-feed. Aktelsar not recommended for mothers who are breastfeeding, your doctor may prescribe other treatments if you wish to breast-feed, especially if your baby is newborn, or was born prematurely.
Driving and operating machinery
No data on the effects of Aktelsar on ability to drive or operate machinery.
However, sometimes there may be dizziness or fatigue during the treatment of high blood pressure. If you experience this, do not drive or operate machinery.
HOW TO TAKE Aktelsar
Always Aktelsar exactly as your doctor tells you. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual dose is one tablet Aktelsar daily. Try to take the tablet at the same time each day. You can take Aktelsar with or without food. Tablets should be swallowed with some water or soft drink. It is important to take Aktelsar every day until your doctor tells you otherwise. If you have the impression that the effect of Aktelsar is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
For the treatment of high blood pressure Aktelsar usual dose for most patients is one tablet of 40 mg once a day to control blood pressure throughout a 24 hour period. Your doctor may occasionally assign you a lower dose of 20 mg or higher dose of 80 mg. Alternatively Aktelsar can be used in combination with diuretics ('water tablets') such as hydrochlorothiazide, yielding an additional lowering effect on blood pressure.
To reduce cardiovascular events, the usual dose is one tablet Aktelsar 80 mg once daily. At the beginning of the preventive therapy Aktelsar 80 mg, blood pressure I should be frequently measured.
| If your liver is not functioning properly, the usual dose
should not exceed 40 mg once daily.
If you take more than the dose Aktelsar
If you accidentally take too many tablets, contact your doctor or the nearest hospital emergency medical care.
If you forget to take Aktelsar
If you forget to take your medicine, do not worry. Take it as soon as you remember and then continue as usual. If you do not take it the same day, take your normal dose the next day. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Aktelsar can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. These side effects may occur with certain frequencies, which are defined as follows:
Very common: affects more than 1 in 10
Common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100
Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
Rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000
Very rare: affects less than 1 in 10,000
Not known: frequency can not be estimated from available data
Common side effects may include:
Low blood pressure (hypotension) in patients treated for reduction of cardiovascular events.
Uncommon side effects may include:
Infections of the upper respiratory tract (eg, sore throat, inflamed sinuses, common cold), urinary tract infection, shortage of red blood cells (anemia), high potassium levels, feelings of depression (depression), fainting (syncope), difficulty falling asleep , feeling of dizziness (vertigo), slow heart rate (bradycardia), low blood pressure (hypotension), dizziness upon standing (orthostatic hypotension), shortness of breath, abdominal pain, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, bloating, vomiting, increased sweating , itching, drug rash, muscle aches (myalgia), back pain, muscle cramps, renal insufficiency, including acute renal failure, chest pain, weakness and elevated creatinine levels.
Rare side effects may include:
Chisak platelet count (thrombocytopenia), allergic reaction (eg, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, wheezing, swelling of the face or low blood pressure), anxiety, blurred vision, fast heartbeat tachycardia), upset stomach, dry mouth, liver dysfunction, severe drug rash, flushing, rapid swelling of the skin and mucosa (angioedema), eczema (a skin disorder), joint pain (arthralgia), pain in extremity, flu-like illness, increased levels of uric acid, liver enzymes or creatine phosphokinase, and low hemoglobin / blood protein. /
Side effects of unknown frequency may include:
Increase in certain white blood cells (eosinophilia), severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic) reactions, hives (urticaria), tendon pain and sepsis * (often called "blood poisoning", is a severe infection with an inflammatory response throughout the body, which can lead to death).
* The long-term study involving more than 20,000 patients, more patients treated with telmisartan received sepsis (blood poisoning), compared with patients who received telmisartan. The event may have been accidentally opened or was the result of an unknown mechanism.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO STORE Aktelsar
Keep out of reach of children.
Aktelsar Do not use after the expiry date stated on the carton packaging for tablets or blister after "EXP". The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
FURTHER INFORMATION What Aktelsar
The active substance telmisartan. Each tablet contains 80 mg telmisartan.
The other ingredients are magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, mannitol (E421), povidone (K-29/32), potassium hydroxide.