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    Telmisartan + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Information about Telmisartan + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Telmisartan + amlodipine + hydrochlorothiazide uses

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

    How telmisartan + amlodipine + hydrochlorothiazide works

    This is a combination of three medicines: Telmisartan, Amlodipine and Hydrochlorothiazide. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by widening and relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improves blood flow.

    Common side effects of telmisartan + amlodipine + hydrochlorothiazide

    Ankle swelling, Headache, Dizziness, Tiredness, Palpitations, Sleepiness, Increased blood uric acid, Glucose intolerance, Taste change, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Stomach upset, Altered blood lipids
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    12 Jun 2019 | 10:47 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Telmisartan + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide

    • You have been prescribed Telmisartan + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide for the treatment of high blood pressure.
    • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
    • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
    • Telmisartan + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
    • Use of Telmisartan + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.

    Frequently asked questions for Telmisartan + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Telmisartan + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide

    Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide?

    Yes, the use of Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

    Q. Can I use Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide in pregnancy?

    No, Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide should be avoided in pregnancy. It can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide, stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately. The doctor might suggest other ways to lower blood pressure.

    Q. What lifestyle changes should I make while using Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide?

    Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide. Stop smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce your risk of heart attack.

    Q. Can I stop taking Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide if I feel well?

    No, keep using Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Telmisartan+Amlodipine+Hydrochlorothiazide?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)