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Telmisartan : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Telmisartan with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Telmisartan is angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs), prescribed for hypertension.

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Telmisartan Interactions with Food and Herbs

Potassium rich foods: Avoid food items that are rich in potassium like noni juice, bananas, nuts and sweet potatoes when you are taking telmisartan as it might lead to hyperkalemia or high blood potassium levels.

Telmisartan Interactions with Alcohol

Intake of alcohol with telmisartan can cause drowsiness, dizziness and lightheadedness or fainting. It is better to avoid alcohol while taking telmisartan.
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How to Take the Medication -

Telmisartan is available in the form of a tablet which can be taken before or after meals. Read the information leaflet carefully and. follow the instructions exactly as directed. Take the medicine around the same time every day. Even if you feel well, do not stop the medicine suddenly without consulting the doctor.
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