Saturday, April 26, 2014

Telmisartan

Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (angiotensin receptor blocker, ARB) used in the management of hypertension. It is marketed under the trade names, Telsartan,Telmiget, etc..

MICARDIS is a non-peptide angiotensin II receptor (type AT1) antagonist.

Telmisartan is chemically described as 4'-[(1,4'-dimethyl-2'-propyl [2,6'-bi-1H-benzimidazol]-1'-yl)methyl]-[1,1'-biphenyl]-2-carboxylic acid. Its empirical formula is C33H30N4O2, its molecular weight is 514.63, and its structural formula is:



Telmisartan is a white to slightly yellowish solid. It is practically insoluble in water and in the pH range of 3 to 9, sparingly soluble in strong acid (except insoluble in hydrochloric acid), and soluble in strong base.

MICARDIS is available as tablets for oral administration, containing 20 mg, 40 mg or 80 mg of telmisartan. The tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: sodium hydroxide, meglumine, povidone, sorbitol, and magnesium stearate. MICARDIS tablets are hygroscopic and require protection from moisture.


What are the possible side effects of telmisartan (Micardis)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In rare cases, telmisartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, nausea or vomiting, and dark colored urine.

Call your doctor at once if you have any other serious side effects, such as:

feeling like you might pass...
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What are the precautions when taking telmisartan (Micardis)?

Before taking telmisartan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease (such as renal artery stenosis), liver disease, bile duct blockage, high blood levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia), loss of too much body water and/or minerals (volume depletion, dehydration).

This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.


BRANDS
Adcom Tablet 40 mg            Intel Pharmaceuticals
Arbitel Tablet                     Micro Labs Ltd (Cardicare)
Arbitel (40 mg) Tablet        Micro Labs Ltd (Cardicare)
Astel Tablet                       AS Pharma
Astel (40 mg)Tablet             AS Pharma
Cortel Tablet                            Corona Laboratories  
Cortel (40 mg) Tablet           Corona Laboratories
Cortel (80 mg) Tablet        Corona Laboratories
Cresar (20 mg) Tablet        Cipla Limited  
Cresar (40 mg) Tablet        Cipla Limited  
Cresar (80 mg) Tablet     Cipla Limited
Etela Tablet                     Venus Remedies
Hytel Tablet                     East West Pharma
Hytel (40 mg)Tablet   East West Pharma
Hytel (80 mg)Tablet   East West Pharma
Lovetel FC Tablet         Q Check Speciality Care
Micartel Tablet         Ind-Chemie Health Specialities Pvt Ltd.
Micartel (40 mg)Tablet Ind-Chemie Health Specialities Pvt Ltd.
Mytel Tablet              Rhine Biogenics Pvt Ltd


PRICE LIST

Ozotel (40Mg)
(10 Tablets in Tablet)
Ozone Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Rs. 2/Tablet

Ozotel Am Tab 10`S
(10 Tablet in Tablet)
Ozone Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Rs. 2/Tablet

Telmikind (40 Mg)
(10 Tablets in Tablet)
Mankind Pharma
Rs. 2.15/Tablet

Telmikind-(40mg)
(10 Tablets in Tablet)
Mankind Pharma
Rs. 2.58/Tablet

Temsan (40Mg)
(10 Tablets in Tablet)
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Rs. 2.75/Tablet

Xstan (40Mg)
(10 Tablets in Tablet)
Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
Rs. 2.80/Tablet

Telsartan Activ (40 Mg)
(30 Tablets in Tablet)
Dr Reddy Laboratories Ltd
Rs. 2.97/Tablet

Newtel (40 Mg)
(14 Tablets in Tablet)
Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Rs. 3.35/Tablet

Zitelmi (40 Mg)
(10 Tablets in Tablet)
FDC Limited
Rs. 3.38/Tablet

Cortel (40 Mg)
(10 Tablets in Tablet)
Aarush (Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd)
Rs. 3.50/Tablet

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