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A healthcare provider will take several factors into consideration when determining your dosage of telmisartan/amlodipine. Some of these factors include your blood pressure readings and other medications you are taking. The usual starting dose of this medication in people who are not already taking other high blood pressure medication is 40/5 mg or 80/5 mg once daily.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Telmisartan/Amlodipine

The dose of telmisartan/amlodipine (Twynsta®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your blood pressure
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Telmisartan/Amlodipine Dosing for High Blood Pressure

As the name implies, telmisartan/amlodipine contains two high blood pressure medications -- telmisartan (Micardis®) and amlodipine (Norvasc®). If you have already been taking the individual components as separate tablets and your blood pressure is controlled, you will likely be started on a similar telmisartan/amlodipine dosage. If your blood pressure is still high, your healthcare provider may choose to start you on a higher amount.
If you have been taking one of the components of telmisartan/amlodipine without adequate blood pressure control, your initial dose will likely be a similar strength. Your healthcare provider may increase this amount if necessary after at least two weeks of treatment.
The usual starting dose of telmisartan/amlodipine for high blood pressure treatment in people who are not already taking other high blood pressure medication is 40/5 mg or 80/5 mg. If necessary, this may be increased after at least two weeks of treatment. The maximum recommended telmisartan/amlodipine dose is 80/10 mg once daily.
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