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Telmisartan is an antihypertensive drug that belongs to the angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) group of drugs. It is used to lower high blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. It increases the blood flow by relaxing blood vessels.

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Why is BP still high after taking Telma and Cilacar?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is having a persistent BP of 150/95 mmHg even after taking Telma 40 in the morning and Cilacar 20 in the evening. What should be done and how much risky is this BP?  Read Full »

Dr. Salam Salloum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Telma is Telmisartan and your dad is taking 40 mg once a day. If he has been on it for over two weeks and the kidney function is stable, then it can be increased to 80 mg in one dose or divided dosage, that is either 80 mg in the morning or 40 mg morning and 40 mg eveni...  Read Full »

My blood pressure is not under control despite taking Telma 40 mg tablet. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a blood pressure of 172/115 mm of Hg for around four months, and I consulted a doctor. He prescribed Telma 40 mg, and after taking the medication, my blood pressure was down to 140/110 mm of Hg. However, I am continuing the same medicine, and my blood pressure values are not with...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your medical history shows that your current therapy is not very effective in controlling high blood pressure. For this reason, I recommend adding a calcium channel blocker to your treatment. In this regard, Amlodipine (...  Read Full »

Can excess salt in sitz bath raise blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have high blood pressure, and I used to take Telma 20 mg once daily for the last two years. Besides that, I am also following and taking only right diet for my high blood pressure. But, now for about seven to eight days my BP suddenly raised up to 150/100 mmHg, though I changed takin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is there an open wound, which is absorbing salt? Using salt in a sitz bath should not cause a rise in BP. In fact, it may be a response to the pain that you must be having. Even if it is causing high BP, then it would resolve after you discontinue sitz bath and it i...  Read Full »

Is it good to take Telma 40 and Dilzem tablets together?

Query: Hello doctor,My father recently underwent an operation on his right leg, that is, PFN. After the operation was performed, an echo was done on the 16th of last month. The echo pressure is 75 mmHg and RA-RV were dilated. So, the doctor suggested the following medicines such as Dilzem SR twice a day, L...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the description of your father's echo findings over the last two months, it appears that he suffered a clot in the pulmonary arteries after his leg operation. The good news is that the treatment was ideal and he has responded well given his RA-RV are normal an...  Read Full »

Will quitting alcohol and cigarettes improve my blood tests?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hypertension since few years, and I am currently on medication Telmisartan. I am an alcoholic and smoker, and I smoke approximately 15 cigarettes a day for the last five years. My current CBC report suggests high RBC, hemoglobin, and PCV. Though it reduced slightly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).The diagnosis is polycythemia. Polycythemia can be secondary or primary. Secondary polycythemia occurs because of hypoxia, which activates the oxygen sensor and more erythropoietin is...  Read Full »

I have high BP and taking Telma-CT. I want to know if I can take Viagra tablet along with it.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know something related to the Viagra dose as I have a high blood pressure issue just because of my weight as my weight is 198 pounds and I am also taking high blood pressure (BP) medicine named Telma-CT 40/12.5. So is it good for me to take Viagra and how much dosage is good...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you check your blood pressure, if it's above 130 systolic, or above 80 diastolic (130/80) you can use the tablet Viagra (Sildenafil citrate and Triacetin) 25mg along with your old blood pressure medication. I ...  Read Full »

My aunt has red, itchy, and painful skin rashes. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am concerned about my aunt’s health issues. She is now 57 years old and has developed skin rashes, which look red and feel itchy and painful. She also feels tired and has a mild fever. She has been under Telmisartan medication for the past eight years and is taking it to regularize her...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to are elated to have you onboard at icliniq. I have gone through the details provided from your end and I do understand your concern. From the details provided, her condition seems to be that of herpes zoster. They usually appear as red clusters of rashes with small b...  Read Full »

Can the body be accustomed to antihypertensive medications?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is taking Telma AM 80/5. How can it be gradually lowered to AM 40/5? Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Telma AM 80/5 contains Telmisartan 80 mg and Amlodipine 5 mg. It is generally prescribed to treat high blood pressure (BP) or resistant hypertension and control various heart problems. You must understand that blood pressure is a pathophysiological condition that may n...  Read Full »

Can I switch from Losartan to Telmisartan along with Metformin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have high blood pressure 171/90 with pulse rate 79, blood sugar under control after medication (fasting is 120 and PP is 146). I am taking high blood pressure medicine Losartan Potassium 50 mg. Can I start Telmisartan and Cilnidipine tablets instead of Losartan Potassium with my bloo...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what you mentioned, you have uncontrolled elevated blood pressure which requires upgrading of your medication. Losartan has the same efficacy as Telmisartan as both are from the same group. I suggest that you change Losartan to Telmisartan or Cilnidipine as the...  Read Full »

Is medication required to correct 140/90 mm Hg blood pressure checked by Holter monitor?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44-year-old of height 5' 7" and my weight is 207 pounds. My blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg, and the ECG was normal, but just chronic palpitations probably due to chronic anxiety. All blood tests are normal. I have TSH - 0.163 mIU/L, S-FT4 - 11.5 mg/dL, S-FT3 - 5.7 mg/dL, Triglycerid...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your blood pressure is mildly elevated. Lifestyle modifications may help reduce it. However, if these measures do not reduce blood pressure in three to six months, then medicines may be started. Measures to control BP (blood pressure) are avoid smoking and other addicti...  Read Full »

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