Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
– Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
– If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
– This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
– If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Telmizal is and what it is used for.
2. What you need to know before you take Telmizal.
3. How to take Telmizal.
4. Possible side effects.
5. How to store Telmizal.
6. Further information.
1. What Telmizal is and what it is used for
– Telmizal belongs to a class of medicines known as angiotensin II receptor antagonists.
Angiotensin II is a substance produced in your body which causes your blood vessels to narrow, thus increasing your blood pressure.
– Telmizal blocks the effect of angiotensin II so that the blood vessels relax, and your blood pressure is lowered.
– Telmizal is used to treat essential hypertension (high blood pressure) in adults. ‘Essential’ means that the high blood pressure is not caused by any other condition. High blood pressure, if not treated, can damage blood vessels in several organs, which could lead sometimes to heart attack, heart or kidney failure, stroke or blindness. There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure before damage occurs. Thus it is important to regularly measure blood pressure to verify if it is within the normalrange.
– Telmizal is also used to reduce cardiovascular events (i.e. heart attack or stroke) in adults who are at risk because they have a reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs or have had a stroke or have high risk diabetes. Your doctor can tell you if you are at high risk for such events