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Clinical Effects and Dosing Guidelines for Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide

Effects of Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide

A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example, 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. During clinical studies in people taking telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide, systolic blood pressure decreased, on average, by 16 to 21 mmHg (millimeters of mercury), while diastolic blood pressure decreased by 9 to 11 mmHg on average.
 
By lowering blood pressure, telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide can decrease the risk of developing health problems (such as a heart attack or stroke) that are caused by long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).
 

When and How Do I Take Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide?

Some general considerations for when and how to take telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide include the following:
 
  • Telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide comes in tablet form. It is taken once a day.
  • Telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide may be taken with or without food.  
  • Telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
  • For telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Dosage

The dose of telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking
  • How you respond to the drug.
     
As with any medication, do not adjust your telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Dosing for more information about dosing guidelines.)
 
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