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Serious and Rare Reactions to Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide

Serious Side Effects With Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide

Some side effects of telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Unexplained skin rash
  • Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin
  • Itching
  • Unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells
  • Decrease in the amount of urine produced
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased thirst
  • Weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Restlessness
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Muscle pain or cramps
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weak or irregular heartbeat.
     

Rare Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects

Rare side effects of telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide occur in less than 2 percent of people. Given how uncommon they are, it can be difficult to determine whether these side effects are caused by the medication or by something else.
 
Some of these rare side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Back pain
  • Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Vomiting
  • Increased heart rate
  • Low potassium levels in the blood or other electrolyte imbalances
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Bronchitis
  • Sore throat
  • Low blood pressure.
     

Side Effects of Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide: Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects of telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide listed in this article. There is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, he or she will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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