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Common Reactions With Telmisartan/Amlodipine

Common Side Effects

Telmisartan/amlodipine has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received telmisartan/amlodipine, while another group was given a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
Telmisartan/amlodipine contains a combination of two medications: telmisartan (Micardis®) and amlodipine (Norvasc®). These two components have been studied individually in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to those that occurred in a group of people taking a placebo.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of telmisartan/amlodipine or the individual components of the medication included:
  • Swelling (edema) in the hands, ankles, or feet -- in up to 11.3 percent of people
  • Headaches -- up to 7.3 percent
  • Infection of the sinuses or upper respiratory tract -- up to 7.0 percent
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations) -- up to 4.5 percent
  • Fatigue, or feeling tired or sleepy -- up to 4.5 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 3.4 percent
  • Back pain - up to 3.0 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 3.0 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 2.9 percent
  • Flushing (a sudden redness and warmth of the face and neck) -- up to 2.6 percent.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking this medication or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a telmisartan/amlodipine side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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