Available by prescription only, telmisartan/amlodipine is approved for treating high blood pressure. This combination medication helps to lower blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and improving the efficiency of the heart. The drug comes in tablet form and is taken once daily. Possible side effects include swelling, back pain, and dizziness.
What Is Telmisartan/Amlodipine?Telmisartan/amlodipine (Twynsta®) is a combination medication used to treat high blood pressure (known medically as hypertension). As the name implies, it contains telmisartan (Micardis®) and amlodipine (Norvasc®).
Telmisartan/amlodipine may be a good option for people who are already taking both of these medications, or who are taking one of these medications without adequate blood pressure control. This product may also be used as the first medication in people who have high blood pressure and will likely need more than one medication.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, telmisartan/amlodipine can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
Common side effects seen with telmisartan/amlodipine include but are not limited to:
- Swelling (edema) in the hands, ankles, or feet
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Back pain.
If adverse reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
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