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How Telmisartan/Amlodipine Works and Safety Concerns

Drug Interactions

Telmisartan/amlodipine may potentially react with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Telmisartan/Amlodipine).

What If I Take an Overdose of Telmisartan/Amlodipine?

As with most medications, it is possible to take too much telmisartan/amlodipine. People who overdose on this drug may experience:
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Dizziness
  • A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • A low heart rate (bradycardia).
If you happen to take an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
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What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take a dose of telmisartan/amlodipine, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

How Does Telmisartan/Amlodipine Work?

Telmisartan, one of the components of telmisartan/amlodipine, belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). Angiotensin II is a vasoconstrictor. This means that it causes the blood vessels to narrow, which increases blood pressure. Telmisartan works by blocking angiotensin II receptors, thus preventing angiotensin II from narrowing the blood vessels. Because the blood vessels stay relaxed, the blood pressure lowers.
Amlodipine, the other component of telmisartan/amlodipine, is part of a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. These medications help slow down the rate at which calcium moves into the heart and blood vessel walls. This, in turn, helps to relax the blood vessels, which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. It also makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.
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Telmisartan/Amlodipine Drug Information

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