Do you know that important immune protective proteins are present in breast milk? Breast milk also contains required vitamins, minerals, saturated and un saturated fats. These things are extremely important for development of healthy brain. If you are taking any medicine for short term or for the chronic reason then that passes in breast milk as well, that is why you should always check the drug with your health care provider. Here at DrLact we try to analyze drugs based on available researches and in this sheet we will present our analysis for Telmisartan Tablet.
What is Telmisartan Tablet used for?
Telmisartan tablets 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) 1.1 Hypertension Telmisartan tablets 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 variety of pharmacologic classes and with different mechanisms of action, have been shown in randomized controlled trials to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and it can be concluded that it is blood pressure reduction, and not some other pharmacologic property of the drugs, that is largely responsible for those benefits. The largest and most consistent cardiovascular outcome benefit has been a reduction in the risk of stroke, but reductions in myocardial infarction and cardiovascular mortality also have been seen regularly. Elevated systolic or diastolic pressure causes increased cardiovascular risk, and the absolute risk increase per mmHg is greater at higher blood pressures, so that even modest reductions of severe hypertension can provide substantial benefit. Relative risk reduction from blood pressure reduction is similar across populations with varying absolute risk, so the absolute benefit is greater in patients who are at higher risk independent of their hypertension (for example, patients with diabetes or hyperlipidemia), and such patients would be expected to benefit from more aggressive treatment to a lower blood pressure goal. Some antihypertensive drugs have smaller blood pressure effects (as monotherapy) in black patients, and many antihypertensive drugs have additional approved indications and effects (e.g., on angina, heart failure, or diabetic kidney disease). These considerations may guide selection of therapy. Telmisartan tablets may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents [see Clinical Studies (14.1)].
Is Telmisartan Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
As Telmisartan Tablet is made of only Telmisartan, and Telmisartan is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Telmisartan Tablet is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Telmisartan and Telmisartan Tablet during location. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly. We also recommend you talk to your health care provider before making final decision.
Telmisartan Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Telmisartan while Breastfeeding Unsafe
CAS Number: 144701-48-4
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Because of a high protein-binding capacity, a significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely. However, it is one among the Sartan drugs (ARA-II type) with the longest half-life and highest oral bioavailability. The latter properties make it less convenient for use while breastfeeding. Reportedly, a newborn infant appeared with transient renal failure (kidney malfunction) whose mother had taken Telmisartan during pregnancy. Until more data on this medication is available safer alternative drugs are preferred especially in premature babies or during the neonatal period. Should an ARA-II medication (Sartan type) be necessary, the associated risk may be decreased by choosing the one with a favorable pharmacokinetics (shorter half-life elimination time and lower bioavailability) like Eprosartan and Losartan.
Telmisartan Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Telmisartan while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 144701-48-4
Because no information is available on the use of telmisartan during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
I already used Telmisartan Tablet and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?
If you observer abnormal behavior or any other health issue in infant then you should immediately call 911 or contact other contact other emergency service provider in your area otherwise closely monitor the baby and inform your doctor about your Telmisartan Tablet usage and time interval of breastfeeding.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Telmisartan Tablet, is it safe?
If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Telmisartan Tablet then there must be good reason for that as Telmisartan Tablet is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.
If I am using Telmisartan Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Telmisartan Tablet and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Telmisartan Tablet in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week