Last update Aug. 28, 2020
It is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist with actions similar to those of losartan.
It is indicated in the treatment of hypertension.
Oral administration once a day.
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 (Tamargo 2006). 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 (Pietrement 2003).
Until more data on this medication is available safer alternative drugs are preferred (Malachias 2016, Rowe 2013) especially in premature babies or during the neonatal period.
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