Management of hypertension: Comparison of Telmisartan with other antihypertensive drugs

  • Dr. Sonal Kadam MD (General Physician), Sai Nursing Home, Subhash Road, Mandar Nagar, Kolhapur 416003
  • Dr. Swapna Sri Boppana MD (General Medicine), Swapna Clinic, H. No 40-24-1 Garikapativar Street, Main Road Patamatalanka, Vijayawada 520010
  • Dr. Sukanta Manna MD (General Medicine), Day Care Tank More, Balurghat 733101
  • Dr. Suman Datta MD (General Medicine), 101/4, Ashoknagar P.O Asoknagar, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal,743222
  • Dr. Sunil Karande MD(General Medicine), Ganpati Hospital, Datta Nagar, Pandharpur, Maharashtra 413304
Keywords: Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), Antihypertensive, Sartan, Olmesartan, Amlodipine


Angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonists (ARBs) are highly effective antihypertensive drugs used clinically for the management of hypertension, prevention of heart failure, and protecting diabetic nephropathy. Hypertension is the most prevalent lifestyle disease affecting the cardiovascular system and a major risk factor for stroke. The ARBs are very effective in decreasing elevated blood pressure (BP) to a normal level. Additionally, they do not have side effects like cough and angioedema, as shown by other classes of antihypertensive drugs like angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. This feature makes ARBs the most preferred therapeutic strategy for hypertension. Telmisartan is an ARB, approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hypertension in 1998, and is proven to provide efficient and lasting BP control when compared to other agents. This review highlights several clinical trials carried out to compare the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of telmisartan with other antihypertensive agents.


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DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2022.9.2.584
Published: 2022-04-09
How to Cite
Kadam S, Sri Boppana S, Manna S, Datta S, Karande S. Management of hypertension: Comparison of Telmisartan with other antihypertensive drugs. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2022Apr.9 [cited 2023Jun.10];9(2):88-3. Available from:
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