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Zytel Information

Zytel is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Heart Failure, High BP. Secondary and off-label uses of Zytel have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Zytel depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Zytel are Dizziness, Nausea or vomiting, Back Pain. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Zytel can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Zytel are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Zytel's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. Further, the section on Zytel related warnings talks about Zytel's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

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

Drug interactions for Zytel have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Zytel is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Zytel Benefits & Uses

Zytel is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Zytel 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

Zytel Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Zytel safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Zytel. If you are pregnant, do not take Zytel without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Zytel safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Zytel for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zytel on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Zytel on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Zytel on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Zytel on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zytel on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Zytel on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Zytel with Other Drugs

Zytel should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Zytel Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Zytel

  • Is this Zytel habit forming or addictive?


    Zytel is not addictive in nature.

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


    After taking Zytel, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Zytel can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Zytel only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, Zytel is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Zytel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Zytel


    When consumed with certain foods, Zytel may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Zytel


    Consumption of alcohol and Zytel together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Zytel

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Zytel?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Zytel 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. Zytel 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 Zytel exactly as prescribed by their doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Zytel cause hyponatremia?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Zytel 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 Zytel?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Yes, it is safe to take Zytel 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 does Zytel work

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Zytel contains telmisartan which is an antihypertensive drug that works by preventing a chemical (angiotensin II) to bind with a receptor. This causes relaxation of blood vessels, it also prevents the synthesis and release of aldosterone (a hormone whose hyperactivity results in high blood pressure). In this way Zytel decreases the blood pressure.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Zytel cause hyperkalemia?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Zytel causes hyperkalemia (high amount of potassium in the blood). Therefore, monitoring of blood potassium levels is important during Zytel therapy. 



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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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