Telmisartan + Amlodipine

Information about Telmisartan + Amlodipine

Telmisartan + Amlodipine Uses

Telmisartan+Amlodipine is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).

How Telmisartan + Amlodipine works

Telmisartan + Amlodipine is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan and Amlodipine. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Together, they lower blood pressure effectively.

Common side effects of Telmisartan + Amlodipine

Sleepiness, Ankle swelling, Headache, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dizziness, Tiredness, Palpitations, Upset stomach, Increased potassium level in blood
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Available Medicine for Telmisartan + Amlodipine

Telma-AMGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
234 to ₹4293 variant(s)
Tazloc-AMUSV Ltd
117 to ₹1882 variant(s)
Telmikind-AMMankind Pharma Ltd
57 to ₹822 variant(s)
Telvas-AMAristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
69 to ₹1102 variant(s)
Stamlo-TDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
156 to ₹2382 variant(s)
Telista-AMLupin Ltd
217 to ₹3863 variant(s)
Tellzy-AMAlembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
186 to ₹3353 variant(s)
Telsartan-AMDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
159 to ₹2383 variant(s)
Eritel-AMEris Lifesciences Ltd
195 to ₹3212 variant(s)
145 to ₹2673 variant(s)

Expert advice for Telmisartan + Amlodipine

  • Telmisartan + Amlodipine is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Telmisartan + Amlodipine may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Telmisartan + Amlodipine if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Telmisartan + Amlodipine

Telmisartan + Amlodipine

Q. What should I avoid while taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine?

You should avoid potassium supplements or salt substitutes, unless advised by your doctor. Also, avoid alcohol consumption as doing so can further lower your blood pressure and may cause some side effects. In addition to that, avoid getting dehydrated, drink enough fluids during exercise and in hot weather. The medicine may make you dizzy so avoid driving, using machinery or doing anything that needs concentration unless you know how this medicine affects you. If you feel dizzy, lie down so you do not faint. Then sit for a few moments before standing to prevent feeling dizzy again.

Q. What happens if I take too much of Telmisartan+Amlodipine?

If you accidentally take too much of Telmisartan+Amlodipine, you may experience symptoms such as low blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, vomiting and rapid heartbeat. However, in some cases slow heartbeat, reduced kidney function including kidney failure (e.g., reduced urine output) have also been reported. If you experience any of such symptoms contact your doctor immediately and seek medical help.

Q. Can I come off Telmisartan+Amlodipine when my blood pressure is under control or normal?

Even if your blood pressure is successfully lowered by this medicine, it is advised to continue your medication. If you stop taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine, your blood pressure could rise back up again. Blood pressure lowering medicines only help to control your condition but do not cure it. You will probably need to take them for the rest of your life. Remember, by keeping your blood pressure controlled you are reducing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Q. What happens if I forget to take Telmisartan+Amlodipine?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed one and take the next scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for the one you missed. If you often forget doses, it may help to set an alarm to remind you. If not sure then you can consult your doctor for other ways to help you remember.

Q. What will happen if I stop taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine?

You should not stop taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine without talking to your doctor first. If you do stop taking it, your blood pressure may rise and you may put yourself at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. If you experience side effects, such as dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, etc., talk to your doctor.

Q. Is it safe to take Telmisartan+Amlodipine for a long time?

Telmisartan+Amlodipine is generally safe to take for a long time. Remember to follow your doctor's advice/instructions.

Q. How long will I be taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine for?

You may have to take Telmisartan+Amlodipine for a long-term or even lifelong. The medicine only keeps your blood pressure under control for as long as you are taking it. Therefore, it is advised to continue your medication and follow your doctor's advice.

Q. What if Telmisartan+Amlodipine doesn’t make me feel any better?

High blood pressure does not usually have any symptoms, so you may not feel ill if there is any change in the blood pressure. Therefore, this medicine may not make you feel “better”. This does not mean that you can stop the medicine as they are working in the background to reduce your risk of serious illness.

Q. Can Telmisartan+Amlodipine affect my fertility or sex life?

Telmisartan+Amlodipine may very rarely lead to erectile dysfunction (inability to gain or maintain an erection). Consult your doctor if you are worried or notice some changes. However, untreated hypertension (high blood pressure) itself can lead to erectile dysfunction, therefore it is important that you take your medicine regularly and keep track of your blood pressure.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Telmisartan+Amlodipine and to keep yourself healthy.

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