How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
PO- The recommended starting dose is 40/12.5 mg once daily.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with kidney problems and diabetes.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This combination medication contains an angiotensin II receptor blocker and the diuretic chlorthalidone, prescribed for the treatment of hypertension.
Category D :
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with liver or kidney problems, stroke, heart disease, severe vomiting or diarrhea, gout, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and lie down while taking this medication.
Patient may develop with electrolyte problems; if it is so consult with your doctor.
Store it at room temperature (20°C to 25°C).