Macsart 20 Tablet

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Macsart 20 Tablet Information

Macsart 20 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Heart Failure, High BP. Macsart 20 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Macsart 20 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Common side effects of Macsart 20 Tablet include Dizziness, Nausea or vomiting, Back Pain. Some other side effects of Macsart 20 Tablet have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Macsart 20 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Macsart 20 Tablet has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Macsart 20 Tablet related warnings talks about Macsart 20 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Macsart 20 Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Angioedema, Hyperkalemia, Drug Allergy as it can result in adverse effects.

Drug reaction of Macsart 20 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Macsart 20 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Macsart 20 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Macsart 20 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Macsart 20 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: High Blood Pressure
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: High Blood Pressure
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Macsart 20 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Macsart 20 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Macsart shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Macsart 20 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Macsart on breastfeeding women are very mild.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Macsart 20 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Macsart does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Macsart 20 Tablet on the Liver?


    Macsart may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Macsart 20 Tablet on the Heart?


    Macsart has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Macsart 20 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Macsart 20 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Macsart 20 Tablet

  • Is this Macsart 20 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Macsart 20 Tablet.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Macsart 20 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Macsart 20 Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Macsart 20 Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Macsart 20 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Macsart 20 Tablet


    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Macsart 20 Tablet to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Macsart 20 Tablet


    Consumption of alcohol and Macsart 20 Tablet together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Macsart 20 Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Does Macsart cause hyponatremia?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Macsart causes hyponatremia (low level of sodium in the blood). Treatment with telmisartan might call for a regular blood monitoring for checking sodium levels. 

Question over 5 years ago

Is it safe to take Macsart?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Yes, it is safe to take Macsart as long as it is prescribed by your doctor. However, in some people, it may cause some side effects like back pain, sinusitis, and diaarhea. 

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Macsart?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Macsart is available in the form of tablets. A tablet is usually taken once a day, with or without food because food affects the absorption of this drug. It should be taken at exactly the same time every time to avoid skipping the dose. Macsart might start showing the effects between 2 to 4 weeks, therefore, it is important to continue taking it even when you feel well. One should take Macsart exactly as prescribed by their doctor.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Macsart?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Macsart is the brand name for telmisartan. It belongs to a group of medications known as angiotensin II receptor blockers. It is available in the form of tablets. Macsart is used to treat hypertension. It is also used to decrease cardiovascular risk in patients who cannot take ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Macsart cause cough?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Macsart may cause a cough on rare occasions. If you experience a cough while taking Macsart, please talk to your doctor immediately. 



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 169-173

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 507

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Micardis® (telmisartan)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Twynsta® (telmisartan/amlodipine)

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