TELMISARTAN tablet

Country: United States

Language: English

Source: NLM (National Library of Medicine)

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Active ingredient:

TELMISARTAN (UNII: U5SYW473RQ) (TELMISARTAN - UNII:U5SYW473RQ)

Available from:

RPK Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Administration route:

ORAL

Prescription type:

PRESCRIPTION DRUG

Therapeutic indications:

Telmisartan tablets, USP are indicated for the treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions. These benefits have been seen in controlled trials of antihypertensive drugs from a wide variety of pharmacologic classes including the class to which this drug principally belongs. Control of high blood pressure should be part of comprehensive cardiovascular risk management, including, as appropriate, lipid control, diabetes management, antithrombotic therapy, smoking cessation, exercise, and limited sodium intake. Many patients will require more than one drug to achieve blood pressure goals. For specific advice on goals and management, see published guidelines, such as those of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program's Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC). Numerous antihypertensive drugs, from a variet

Product summary:

Product: 53002-1794 NDC: 53002-1794-3 30 TABLET in a BOTTLE NDC: 53002-1794-0 100 TABLET in a BOTTLE

Authorization status:

Abbreviated New Drug Application

Summary of Product characteristics

                                TELMISARTAN- TELMISARTAN TABLET
RPK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION
THESE HIGHLIGHTS DO NOT INCLUDE ALL THE INFORMATION NEEDED TO USE
TELMISARTAN TABLETS
SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY. SEE FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION FOR
TELMISARTAN TABLETS.
TELMISARTAN TABLETS, FOR ORAL USE
INITIAL U.S. APPROVAL: 1998
WARNING: FETAL TOXICITY
_SEE FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION FOR COMPLETE BOXED WARNING._
WHEN PREGNANCY IS DETECTED, DISCONTINUE TELMISARTAN AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE ( 5.1,
8.1)
DRUGS THAT ACT DIRECTLY ON THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM CAN CAUSE
INJURY AND DEATH
TO THE DEVELOPING FETUS ( 5.1, 8.1)
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Telmisartan tablets, USP are an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB)
indicated for:
Treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure. Lowering blood
pressure reduces the risk of fatal
and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial
infarctions. ( 1.1)
Cardiovascular (CV) risk reduction in patients unable to take ACE
inhibitors ( 1.2)
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
May be administered with or without food ( 2.1)
When used for cardiovascular risk reduction, monitoring of blood
pressure is recommended, and if
appropriate, adjustment of medications that lower blood pressure may
be necessary ( 2.2)
INDICATION
STARTING DOSE
DOSE RANGE
Hypertension ( 2.1)
40 mg once daily
40 to 80 mg once daily
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction ( 2.2)
80 mg once daily
80 mg once daily
DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
Tablets: 20mg, 40mg, 80mg ( 3)
CONTRAINDICATIONS
Known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylaxis or angioedema) to
telmisartan or any other component of this
product ( 4)
Do not co-administer aliskiren with telmisartan in patients with
diabetes ( 4)
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Avoid fetal or neonatal exposure ( 5.1)
Hypotension: Correct any volume or salt depletion before initiating
therapy. Observe for signs and
symptoms of hypotension ( 5.2)
Monitor carefully in patients with impaired hepatic ( 5.4) or renal
function ( 5.5)
Avoid concomitant use of an ACE inhibitor and angiotensin rece
                                
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