This product is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressurehelps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This product contains 2 medications: telmisartan and amlodipine. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. They both work differently to relax the bloodvessels so that blood can flow more easily.
These medications are used together when one drug is not controlling your blood pressure. Your doctor may direct you to start taking the individual medications first, and then switch you to this combination product if it is the best dose combination for you.
Telmisartan/amlodipine may be used to treat high blood pressure ():
Â· when one of these medicines (or a similar one) is not enough to lower your high blood pressure
Â· as the first medicine to lower your high blood pressure if your doctor decides you are likely to need more than one medicine
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking telmisartan/amlodipine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Do not remove the medication from the blister pack until right before using.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. It may take up to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (such as your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).