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Is it safe for a hypertensive patient to take the tablet Cilacar 10 mg along with Telmisartan 40 mg?

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Answered by

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At December 13, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My BP was 150/80 mm of Hg when I took the tablet Telmisartan 40 mg. The doctor prescribed Cilacar 5 mg. However, it had increased to 185/90 mm of Hg in the evening. I had a subconjunctival hemorrhage in my left eye. So I increased the dose of Cilacar to 10 mg. I am wondering if I should take an additional 40 mg of Telmisartan to maintain my blood pressure.

Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Regarding your concern, I would suggest increasing the dose of Cilacar (Cilnidipine and Telmisartan) to 10 mg daily or increasing the dose of Telmisartan up to 80 mg daily. This will help maintain your blood pressure under control. I would also recommend performing some blood tests to investigate for any possible metabolic disorders. Please undergo the following tests. Do Complete blood count for anemia, Thyroid hormone levels, Blood electrolytes, Kidney and liver function tests, a chest X-ray study and pulmonary function tests.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ilir Sharka
Dr. Ilir Sharka


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