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Telmisartan

[ Generic Medicines for High Blood Pressure Treatment ]

Telmisartan a non-peptide angiotensin II receptor antagonist that has antihypertensive property. antagonizes angiotensin II binding to the AT1 subtype receptor present in vascular smooth muscle and adrenal gland. It leads to vasodilation and inhibits angiotensin II-mediated aldosterone production that reduces sodium and water. It also increases in potassium excretion results in a subsequent reduction in blood pressure.

Class of Drugs – Angiotensin receptor blockers

Molecular Formula – C33H30N4O2

Molecular Weight - 514.6 g/mol

Working: This active component belongs to a group of drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers.  Telmisartan acts by blocking the effect of angiotensin produce the blood vessels to relax more. It also allows the kidney to get rid of excess water and salt. It reduces elevated blood pressure.

Uses: This mentioned medication is indicated to treat high blood pressure. Reducing elevated blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker that relaxes the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. It may also be indicated to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from heart disease. It is recommended to adults who are 55 years or older and at high risk of heart disease events who cannot take angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.

Popular Brands and Dosages: This angiotensin receptor blocker is used in a popular brand medicine as given below:

  • Micardis: 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg

This drug can increase potassium levels. It may increase kidney problems or heart failure.