Telmisartan

Telmisartan- What are the indications, and popular brands?

ParametersDescription
Category of DrugTelmisartan is an Antihypertensive Drug; belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).
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Chemical structureTelmisartan.png
IUPAC Name2-[4-[[4-methyl-6-(1-methylbenzimidazol-2-yl)-2-propylbenzimidazol-1-yl]methyl]phenyl]benzoic acid
Molecular detailsMol formula- C33H30N4O2
Mol weight- 514.6 g/mol
Mechanism of ActionIt is an angiotensin (AT) receptor blocker and prevents the binding of angiotensin-II with the AT receptors located in the vascular smooth muscles, adrenal gland, and other tissues. This in turn blocks the vasoconstrictor and aldosterone-secreting effects produced by angiotensin-II.
IndicationsTelmisartan is used for
1. Hypertension
 2. Lowers blood pressure and helps to prevent strokesheart attacks, and kidney problems
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
ERITEL- ERIS LIFESCIENCES
SARTEL- INTAS PHARMA
TAZLOC-USV
TELISTA-LUPIN
TELLZY-ALEMBIC
TELMA-GLENMARK
TELMIKIND-MANKIND
TELSAR-TORRENT
TELSARTAN-DRL
TELVAS-ARISTO
TEMSAN-EMCURE
Available dosage forms TABLETS
Dose Adult- 40-80 mg once daily.
Contraindications 1. Renal artery stenosis
2. Pregnancy
3. Hyperkalemia
Precautions Interactions
Adverse Effects1. Cough
2. Angioedema
Pregnancy Category C

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