Angiotensin II receptor antagonist
40 mg tablet
The mechanism of action:
Angiotensin II receptor blocker
Indications of Arbicor:
1- Arbicor is used to treat primary blood pressure in adults.
2- Arbicor is also used to reduce cardiovascular events (eg, heart attack or stroke) in adults who are at risk, have had a stroke, or have high-risk diabetes.
Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding:
Pregnancy: If you think you are pregnant or may become pregnant, you must inform your doctor. The doctor usually advises you to stop taking Arbicor before pregnancy or as soon as you find out that you are pregnant, and advises you to take another medicine instead of Arbicor.
Breastfeeding: If you are breastfeeding or want to breastfeed, inform your doctor. Arbicor is not recommended for mothers who are breastfeeding, and if you want to breastfeed, especially if your baby is a newborn or born prematurely, your doctor may choose another treatment for you.
Regarding the correct way to use this medicine, pay attention to the following points:
Always take this medicine as directed by your doctor. If you are not sure, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
– The recommended dose is one tablet per day. Try to take the pill at the same time every day.
You can take Arbicor with or without food. Tablets should be swallowed with some water or non-alcoholic drink. It is important that you take the medicine every day until your doctor tells you otherwise. If you think that the effect of Arbicor is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
For the treatment of high blood pressure, the usual dose of Arbicor for most patients is one 40 mg tablet once a day to control blood pressure for 24 hours. . However, sometimes the doctor may recommend a lower dose (20 mg) or a higher dose (80 mg). Arbicor can be used in combination with diuretic drugs such as hydrochlorothiazide, which has been shown to have a double effect on lowering blood pressure.
– To reduce cardiovascular events, the usual dose of Arbicor is 80 mg once a day. At the beginning of preventive treatment with Arbicor 80 mg, blood pressure should be monitored regularly.
If you have liver disorders, the usual dose should not be more than 40 mg once a day. – If you have accidentally taken too many pills, immediately contact your doctor, pharmacist or the nearest hospital emergency department.
Do not worry if you forget to take a dose. Take it as soon as you remember and continue as before. If you miss your pill one day, take your usual dose the next day. Do not double the dose to make up for missed doses.
If you have any other questions about the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Drug interactions of Arbicor:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicine. Your doctor may need to reduce the dose of other medications or take other precautions.
In some cases, you may have to stop taking one of the medicines. This applies especially to the following drugs that are taken at the same time as Arbicor:
– Medicines containing lithium for the treatment of some types of depression.
– Medicines that may increase blood potassium levels, such as potassium-containing salt substitutes, angiotensin receptor antagonists, ACE inhibitors, potassium-sparing diuretics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as aspirin or ibuprofen), heparin, suppression Immune system suppressants (for example, cyclosporine or tacrolimus) and the antibiotic terrimethoprim.
Diuretics, especially if taken in high doses with Arbicor, may lead to excessive loss of body water and low blood pressure (hypotension).
– When you use (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen) or corticosteroids, the effect of Arbicor may decrease.
Arbicor may increase the blood pressure-lowering effect of other drugs used to treat high blood pressure, or drugs with the potential to lower blood pressure (eg, baclofen, amifostine).
In addition, low blood pressure may be exacerbated by alcohol, barbiturates, narcotics, or antidepressants. You may feel dizzy when you stand up. If you need to adjust the dose of another drug while taking Arbicor, you should consult your doctor.
prohibited usage of Arbicor:
Do not use Arbicor if the following conditions exist or occur:
– Allergy to telmisartan or other ingredients of this medicine.
– having severe liver problems such as cholestasis or biliary obstruction (bile drainage problems from the liver and gallbladder) or other
Severe liver diseases.
– Suffering from diabetes or kidney dysfunction and receiving blood pressure lowering medication containing aliskiren.
If any of the above applies to you, inform your doctor or pharmacist before taking Arbicor.
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