Cortel 80 MG Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke by lowering blood pressure. It can also be used in diabetics to protect kidney function and prevent further damage. It works by relaxing your blood vessels and promoting the free flow of blood.
Cortel 80 MG Tablet has some side effects like back pain, stomach pain, weakness, diarrhoea, sinus pain, and congestion. These side effects may subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if they bother you for a longer time or worsen. Avoid activities that require high mental alertness like driving vehicles and operating machines as this medicine may cause dizziness. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it.
Cortel 80 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Take this medicine every day at the same time to maintain a constant level in your blood. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may increase your blood pressure. Exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet besides using this medicine for maximum benefits.
Cortel 80 MG Tablet may not be suitable for all people. It is not safe to use this medicine in children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data for use are not available. Inform your doctor about all your ongoing medicines as they can interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Inform your doctor if you have pre-existing liver, kidney problems or any other health conditions. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
List of substitutes for Cortel 80 MG Tablet
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Telmisartan 80 MG Tablet
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Telmivas 80 MG Tablet
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Tsart 80 MG Tablet
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Major & minor side effects for Cortel 80 MG Tablet
Sinus pain and congestion
Difficulty or painful urination
Change in vision
Low blood pressure
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Uses of Cortel 80 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Hypertension is a condition of high blood pressure. If it is untreated it may lead to heart attack and stroke (insufficient blood supply to your brain). Cortel 80 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Reduce risk of heart-related and diabetes complications
Cortel 80 MG Tablet relaxes your blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump blood. Therefore, it is used to reduce the risk of coronary artery disorder (a condition caused by plaque buildup in the wall of the arteries that supply blood to the heart) and stroke (insufficient blood supply to your brain), especially in the elderly. This medicine can also be used in diabetes to reduce the risk of kidney damage.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Cortel 80 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Severe liver disease
Cortel 80 MG Tablet is broken down and absorbed in your liver. Hence, this medicine is not recommended if you have pre-existing liver problems as it may lead to the accumulation of this medicine in your blood and increase the risk of side effects. It may also cause further liver damage.
2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy
Cortel 80 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in the second and third trimester of pregnancy as it may harm your foetus.
Warnings for special population
Cortel 80 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it can harm your developing foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
It is not known whether Cortel 80 MG Tablet passes into breastmilk or not. Hence, it is not recommended for use while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Hypotension is low blood pressure. Cortel 80 MG Tablet may lead to hypotension if you take it in high doses. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine based on your clinical condition.
Cortel 80 MG Tablet may cause an increase in the potassium levels in your blood (hyperkalemia). Use this medicine with caution if you are taking potassium supplements, or if you have impaired kidney function. Your doctor may suggest tests to closely monitor your potassium levels if necessary while taking this medicine.
Cortel 80 MG Tablet is primarily broken down and absorbed in your liver. Use this medicine with caution if you have impaired liver function. This may increase the level of the medicine in your blood causing an increased risk of side effects.
Use in children
Cortel 80 MG Tablet is not recommended to use in children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not available.
Driving vehicles and operating machines
Cortel 80 MG Tablet may cause drowsiness and dizziness in some people. Avoid driving vehicles and operating machines if you experience any such symptoms.
Take the missed dose of Cortel 80 MG Tablet as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you have taken an overdose of Cortel 80 MG Tablet, seek medical attention immediately.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Use of Cortel 80 MG Tablet with alcohol will have an additive effect in lowering the blood pressure.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Cortel 80 MG Tablet as it may lower your blood pressure and can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, headache and/or changes in heart rate.
Interaction with Medicine
Congestive heart failure
Use Cortel 80 MG Tablet with caution if you have severe congestive heart failure (heart is unable to pump blood efficiently) due to the increased risk of kidney damage, myocardial ischemia (occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle (myocardium) is obstructed) and may worsen your heart condition.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Cortel 80 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. Follow the instructions given by your doctor.
Take this medicine at the same time every day for the ease of remembering. Do not break or crush the tablet in your mouth.
Regular exercise and eating a low sodium diet besides taking this medicine may show better results. Avoid Potassium-rich foods while taking this medication.
Remember that this medicine will not cure your high blood pressure, but it does help control it. Hence, do not stop taking this medicine even if you feel better after a few doses as it is a long-term treatment.
Keep the medicine away from children and pets. Do not use this medicine after the date of expiry.
This medicine can cause dizziness, so get up slowly from a sitting position to avoid feeling dizzy.