Side Effects of Telvas-AM are Sleepiness, Ankle swelling, Headache, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dizziness, Tiredness, Palpitations, Stomach upset, Increased potassium level in blood.
Telmisartan + Amlodipine is a combination of two medicines: Telmisartan + Amlodipine1 and Telmisartan + Amlodipine2. Telmisartan + Amlodipine1 is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Telmisartan + Amlodipine2 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.
Q. What is the rationale behind this combination medicine?
Telvas-AM is a medicine that contains Telmisartan and Amlodipine. These two medicines are combined to lower blood pressure more effectively. Thereby, lowering the chances of having a stroke or heart attack.
Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Telvas-AM?
Yes, the use of Telvas-AM 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 Telvas-AM in pregnancy?
No, Telvas-AM should be avoided in pregnancy. Its use can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while using Telvas-AM, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. The doctor will recommend you other ways to lower the blood pressure.
Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Telvas-AM?
Making lifestyle changes while taking Telvas-AM can boost your health. Avoid 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 vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.
Q. How would I know if I have a high potassium level?
Your doctor will check your blood potassium levels periodically to detect any rise in the potassium levels. Make sure that you do not miss any future appointments with the doctor.
Q. Can I stop taking Telvas-AM if I feel well?
No, keep using Telvas-AM as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Telvas-AM suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of the Telvas-AM?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Jan 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.