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Telmesartan 40 is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (antagonist) used to help manage hypertention (high blood pressure). It works by relaxing and widening blood vessel, and allowing blood to flow more freely. Reducing hypertension reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and even kidney problems.

Dosage and administration

Correct dosage will vary from patient to patient, depending on the condition, their health, and their medical history.

As an example only, a normal dose is often from 20mg to 40mg, taken once per day. The effects of the treatment are usually seen after approximately 2 weeks of treatment, and the full effects after 4 weeks. Patients can dose either both on an empty stomach, or alongside meals. Aim to dose at the same time each day.

Side effects

As with all other medication, side effects may occur while using Telmesartan 40. Possible side effects include dizziness, back pains, vision changes or vision problems. These adverse effects usually only occur when Telmesartan 40 is first used, and should only be short lasting. If any persist, worse, or become worrying, inform your physician as soon as possible.

Seek immediate medical care if you experience weakness, jaundice, abnormal bruising, or persistent vomiting.

If you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction, seek emergency medical care immediately. Signs of a reaction can include difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling, rashes, and hives.


Do not use this medication if you are pregnant, planning to conceive a child, or breastfeeding, as there serious risks to unborn foetuses and breastfed children.

Prior to dosing, also disclose details of the following:

Any other medication you are taking, whether prescription, non-prescription, or off-the-shelf
Any supplements or vitamins which you use
Any other illnesses or medical conditions which you have
Any allergies you suffer from