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What is Amlodipine–Telmisartan 5mg-40mg used for?

Amlodipine–Telmisartan 5mg-40mg is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is used alone or with other blood pressure medications. This combination medication is composed of Amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker, and Telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker. Amlodipine–Telmisartan relaxes the blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevents heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Amlodipine–Telmisartan 5mg-40mg?

Like other medicines, Amlodipine–Telmisartan 5mg-40mg can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Amlodipine–Telmisartan are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Amlodipine–Telmisartan cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Amlodipine–Telmisartan develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Amlodipine–Telmisartan can cause side effects such as diarrhea, dizziness, sore throat, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Amlodipine–Telmisartan.

What is the recommended dosage of Amlodipine–Telmisartan?

The dosage of Amlodipine–Telmisartan prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Amlodipine–Telmisartan can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Amlodipine–Telmisartan?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Amlodipine–Telmisartan medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Amlodipine–Telmisartan?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Amlodipine–Telmisartan, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Amlodipine–Telmisartan 5mg-40mg?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Amlodipine–Telmisartan.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Amlodipine–Telmisartan, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Amlodipine–Telmisartan can interact with diuretics, potassium supplements, and salt substitutes.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Amlodipine–Telmisartan 5mg-40mg tablet?

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The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Amlodipine–Telmisartan is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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