Sartel 20 mg
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Sartel is used to treat essential hypertension, which is high blood pressure when at rest, with no obvious and identifiable cause. Although there are usually no other symptoms, high blood pressure increases risk of cardiovascular disease and if uncontrolled can cause kidney damage, stroke, heart attack and blindness. Sartel lowers blood pressure to normal resting levels, increasing life expectancy and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and end organ damage. Sartel can be used alone as monotherapy or in combination with other antihypertensive medication such as diuretics (water tablets).
Sartel contain the active ingredient Telmisartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that is used to treat hypertension and heart failure.
You should take your Sartel swallowed whole with a glass of water, with or without food once a day, at the same time each day. The dose you take depends on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendation. Your blood pressure will be reduced within 2 hours of taking Sartel but It may take up to 4 weeks for Sartel to become fully effective in reducing your blood pressure. Sartel will help control your blood pressure but will not cure it, so you should continue to take your Sartel for as long as your doctor recommends, to keep your blood pressure down to normal levels.
Sartel contain telmisartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), which acts by blocking the binding of the hormone angiotensin II to its receptor in a variety of tissues, including vascular smooth muscle (blood vessel walls) and kidney cells. Angiotensin II is a naturally produced hormone that has several actions involved in regulating blood pressure, which is the force needed to pump blood around the body; as well as regulating fluid balance, the amount of water removed from the blood by the kidneys. Angiotensin II causes salt (sodium and potassium) and water retention by the kidneys, and causes blood vessels to constrict (narrow); this increases blood volume while at the same time reducing blood vessel volume, which increases blood pressure. Telmisartan in Sartel blocks the binding of Angiotensin II to its receptor, preventing its pressor actions (blood pressure increasing) resulting in dilation (widening) of blood vessel and increased amount of salt and water removed by the kidneys into the urine, which lowers blood pressure. Reducing blood pressure reduces workload on the heart, which reduces risk of cardiovascular disease. Blood pressure is reduced within 2 hours of taking Sartel and lasts for 24hours. Maximum blood pressure reduction is achieved within 4 weeks.
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Sartel include dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, upper respiratory tract infections, like sinusitis or pharyngitis, cough, increased blood potassium levels.
You should not use Sartel if you: are allergic to telmisartan or any ingredients in Telsartan; are pregnant or are breastfeeding as Telmisartan can harm the developing foetus; have kidney or liver disease; are taking medicines that interact with Telsartan including: other antihypertensives like ACE inhibitors, diuretics like furosemide, potassium-sparing diuretics like spironolactone, potassium tablets or potassium-containing salt substitutes, lithium for mood swings, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID).
You should store your Sartel below 25°C in a cool dry place.
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