Telmisartan belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by blocking the action of angiotensin II, a hormone that causes blood vessels to narrow and leads to increased blood pressure. By blocking the effects of angiotensin II, Telmisartan helps to relax and widen the blood vessels, thus reducing blood pressure.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic that acts by increasing the amount of urine produced by the kidneys. This results in the elimination of excess salt and water from the body, which helps to lower blood pressure. By reducing the volume of fluid in the blood vessels, Hydrochlorothiazide helps to decrease the pressure within the blood vessels.
When combined in a single tablet, Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide work synergistically to provide a more effective reduction in blood pressure than when used alone. This combination medication is typically prescribed for patients whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled by Telmisartan alone.
To use Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide, follow these simple steps:
The benefits of Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide include:
like other medication, can have potential side effects. It is important to note that not everyone experiences these side effects, and some individuals may experience different reactions. Common side effects may include:
When taking Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide, keep these precautions in mind:
Telmisartan 40mg + Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg