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When to Avoid Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide

Who Should Not Take Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide?

You should not take telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide if you:
  • Are allergic to telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide, telmisartan, hydrochlorothiazide, or any inactive component used to make the drug. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs (also referred to as sulfa drugs). This includes certain types of antibiotics, diabetes medicines, and diuretics.
  • Have severe kidney disease.
  • Have severe liver disease.
  • Have diabetes and are also taking any medications that contain aliskiren (Tekturna®, Tekamlo®, Tekturna HCT®, Amturnide®, Valturna®), due to an increased risk for low blood pressure, high blood potassium, and kidney problems in this situation.

Warnings and Precautions With Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide: A Summary

There are a number of situations in which telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the drug. However, it is possible that not all warnings and precautions with telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about any that may apply to you.
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