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T Gad 20 AM Tablet

Manufactured bySUCCOR HEALTH CARE PVT LTD
ContainsTelmisartan (20 mg) + Amlodipine (5 mg)
Description

T Gad 20 AM Tablet is a combination medicine used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for T Gad 20 AM Tablet

  • Swelling of ankles or feet
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Redness of face, neck, arms and chest
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Sweating
  • Changes in vision
  • Difficulty or painful urination

Uses of T Gad 20 AM Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Essential hypertension
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is about 1 to 2 hours.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to amlodipine, other calcium-channel blockers, telmisartan, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Severe Hepatic impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Aliskiren

Coadministration of aliskiren and this combination medicine is not recommended due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. This risk is especially higher in the elderly population and in patients with diabetes and kidney diseases.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hypotension

Symptomatic hypotension may occur in patients with volume depletion or patients who are treated with high doses of diuretics. It is advised to correct the condition before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Hyperkalemia

This medicine may increase potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). This may cause serious side effects such as fatal cardiac rhythm irregularities. It is advised to avoid potassium-rich foods (potatoes, bananas) and other medicines that may increase potassium levels (potassium-sparing diuretics and potassium supplements) during treatment with this medicine.

Renal artery stenosis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with renal artery stenosis due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of blood urea and serum creatinine levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Primary aldosteronism

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with primary aldosteronism since this medicine is not effective in treating these patients.

Aortic stenosis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from aortic stenosis due to the increased risk of very low blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Driving and operating machines

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Corticosteroids

Captopril

Insulin

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines

Carbamazepine

Itraconazole

Rifampicin

Disease interactions

Cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Congestive heart failure

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with congestive heart failure since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood pressure, electrolytes level, and heart function are recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Coronary Artery Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with coronary artery diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of vital signs and heart function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Angioedema

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of angioedema due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any symptoms such as swelling of the face or lips, difficulty swallowing, or difficulty breathing to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Renal impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, etc.
Coadministration of multivitamin with minerals and this combination medicine may decrease the effects of this medicine. Close monitoring of blood pressure and appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.
It is recommended to avoid a high potassium diet during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Your doctor/dietitian will suggest an appropriate diet for you to avoid high intake of potassium.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Amlodipine relaxes the heart muscles and the blood vessels. Telmisartan relaxes the blood vessels and promotes the smooth flow of blood. Their combination is thus effective in reducing the blood pressure.
Legal Status

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Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents, Angiotensin receptor blockers, Antihypertensive combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - Telmisartan and amlodipine tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 21 May 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=15b438b4-4874-43f4-a50a-4e6f3e5530ac

DailyMed - Amlodipine tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 21 May 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=1cec7a02-b7a5-49e1-ab64-3a4dab4149d2
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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Jun 2019

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