Introduction to Cartelma Tablet

Cartelma Tablet is used either alone or in combination with other medicines to control high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.

It is a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)

  • It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, fainting especially when getting up suddenly from a sitting or lying position to avoid falling.
  • Its dosage and duration varies from patient to patient so always follow your healthcare provider's instructions for optimal results.

How Cartelma Tablet Works?

Cartelma Tablet increases the efficacy in lowering blood pressure for individuals with hypertension. It effectively allows blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump efficiently.

How To Use Cartelma Tablet

  • Adhere to your doctor's guidance on the dose and duration.
  • Ingest the tablet whole; avoid chewing, crushing, or breaking it.
  • It may be taken with or without food, but maintaining a consistent time is recommended.
  • Follow the prescribed dosage and duration as advised by your doctor for optimal results.

Special Precautions About Cartelma Tablet

  • Monitor renal function regularly.
  • Caution in patients with preexisting kidney disorders.
  • Assess for allergic reactions.
  • Avoid concurrent use with nephrotoxic drugs.
  • Pregnancy and lactation considerations.
  • Consult healthcare professional for personalized advice.

Benefits Of Cartelma Tablet

  • Manages and controls hypertension effectively.
  • Offers protection for heart health.
  • Benefits kidneys by reducing strain.
  • Lowers the risk of stroke.

Side Effects Of Cartelma Tablet

  • Skin ulcer
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Changes in vision
  • Painful urination or changes in urinary frequency
  • Back pain
  • Swelling in the lower legs
  • Swelling in the feet and hands

What If I Missed A Dose Of Cartelma Tablet

If you miss a dose, consult your doctor. Avoid doubling the dose to compensate for missed doses.

FAQS

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Q. I am overweight and the doctor has prescribed me Cartelma for blood pressure control. I am bothered that Cartelma can increase my weight. Is it true?

No, do not worry since Cartelma is not known to cause weight gain. In fact in animal studies Cartelma has been found to decrease fat tissue.

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Q. Do I need to follow any precautions if I take ibuprofen and Cartelma together?

If you are taking ibuprofen and Cartelma together, you should continuously keep a check on your blood pressure and kidney function. Cartelma may enhance the side effects of ibuprofen which may further cause water retention, especially in patients taking Cartelma for heart failure. Ibuprofen may interfere with the working of Cartelma and decrease its efficiency at lowering blood pressure.

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Q. Does Cartelma affect blood glucose levels in diabetics?

Cartelma may lower blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. Therefore, it is essential to keep a regular track of your blood glucose levels. Talk to your doctor if you are a diabetic because the dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines may need adjustment.

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Q. How long does it take for Cartelma to work?

You may see an improvement within a few days. But, the maximum benefit can be seen within 4-8 weeks of starting treatment.

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Q. My blood pressure is now controlled. Can I stop taking Cartelma now?

No, do not stop taking Cartelma without consulting your doctor even if your blood pressure is controlled. Stopping it suddenly may increase your blood pressure which could be detrimental for you. Cartelma does not cure high blood pressure but controls it. So, you may have to take the medicine lifelong. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

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Q. Does Cartelma work by causing excessive urination?

No, Cartelma does not cause excessive urination and does not belong to the diuretic class of medicines. Cartelma works by relaxing the blood vessels by blocking the effect of a substance known as angiotensin II. This substance is responsible for increasing the blood pressure by narrowing down the blood vessels.

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Q. If I have some kidney problem, can I take Cartelma? Can it further deteriorate my kidney function?

You can take Cartelma if it has been advised by your doctor. Your doctor may ask you to get regular tests done (potassium and creatinine levels) in order to monitor your kidney function. Cartelma may cause worsening of kidney function, therefore you should contact your doctor in case you notice swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands or unexplained weight gain.

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Q. Can the use of Cartelma cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?

Yes, Cartelma can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood). A regular monitoring of blood potassium levels may be advised by your doctor while taking this medicine.

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Q. Should Cartelma be taken in the morning or at night?

Cartelma is generally recommended to be taken once daily, either in the morning or in the evening. Consider taking it at the same time each day as it will help you to remember taking it.

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Safety Advice For Cartelma Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Alcohol

Alcohol intake must be avoided, especially for individuals with high blood pressure.

Pregnancy

Due to potential risks to the fetus, it's generally recommended to avoid using it while pregnancy. It may cause serious injury to the fetus when taken in the last 6months of pregnancy.

Breast feeding

Due to potential risks to the infant, it's generally recommended to avoid using it while breastfeeding. Alternative medications may be considered under medical supervision.

Kidney

For people with healthy kidney function, it's typically deemed safe; but if you have any history with kidney-problem consult your doctor.

Liver

It's generally considered safe for individuals with normal liver function. However, regular monitoring may be recommended in individuals with pre-existing liver conditions.

Driving

Do not drive a car or operate machinery as Telma 40mg tablet 30s may cause dizziness and fainting. Use medication for sometime to understand how it affects you.

Alcohol

Alcohol intake must be avoided, especially for individuals with high blood pressure.

Pregnancy

Due to potential risks to the fetus, it's generally recommended to avoid using it while pregnancy. It may cause serious injury to the fetus when taken in the last 6months of pregnancy.

Breast feeding

Due to potential risks to the infant, it's generally recommended to avoid using it while breastfeeding. Alternative medications may be considered under medical supervision.

Kidney

For people with healthy kidney function, it's typically deemed safe; but if you have any history with kidney-problem consult your doctor.

Liver

It's generally considered safe for individuals with normal liver function. However, regular monitoring may be recommended in individuals with pre-existing liver conditions.

Driving

Do not drive a car or operate machinery as Telma 40mg tablet 30s may cause dizziness and fainting. Use medication for sometime to understand how it affects you.

Health And Lifestyle

Consume fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, lean proteins. It is mandatory to reduce the consumption of sodium; opt for low-sodium or sodium-free foods. Limit alcolhol consumption, manage stress, perform physical exercise, quit smoking, limit alcohol consumption or quit if you can.

Drug Interaction

  • Anti-diabetic- Amiloride
  • NSAIDs
  • Lithium digoxin
  • Aliskerin

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • potassium rich foods like bananas, nuts, noni juice, etc.

Disease Explanation

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Hypertension occurs when the pressure of blood in the arteries is persistently higher then it should be. It is one of the risk factor of strokes, heart attacks, heart failures and main reason for chronic kidney failure.

Patient Concern

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers acts by blocking the action of angiotnesin II (a hormone) repsonsible for narrowing down the blood vessels which lead to elevation of the blood pressure.

Update on: Tuesday, 7 May, 2024

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Written By:

Rakshita Garg

Sources

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601249.html#why