This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.

Background and Date of Approval

The U.S. FDA approved telmisartan + amlodipine on 10/16/2009, to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

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This medication consists of a combination of two medicines, Telmisartan and Amlodipine. Telmisartan is the angiotensin receptor blocker, and Amlodipine is the calcium channel blocker. They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart-pumping action efficient. The combination of both Telmisartan and Angiotensin lowers blood pressure efficiently.

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Telmisartan + amlodipine help control high blood pressure. It helps relax the blood vessels by making it easier for the heart to pump blood all over the body, and it lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Telmisartan + amlodipine is an available 30’s and 15’s tablet which can be consumed orally. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.

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Do not consume this medicine if you are hypersensitive to Telmisartan, Amlodipine, or dihydropyridine derivatives. It should not be used in women beyond the third trimester of pregnancy, patients with severe liver or bile problems. Notify your doctor if you have shock, left-sided heart blood flow obstruction, or heart failure after a heart attack. 


It should also not be combined with aliskiren-containing medications in patients with type 2 diabetes or moderate to severe kidney impairment. Dose adjustment will be needed in such conditions. While using this medication, blood pressure should be monitored regularly, and a kidney function test should be performed to note if there are any abnormal changes.

Side Effects

The common side effects that are experienced while you are on the treatment with telmisartan + amlodipine are headaches, back pain, difficulty in breathing, stomach pain and back pain, nausea, muscle pain, fever. If you have swelling of ankles and feet, dizziness, change in vision speak with your doctor immediately.

Word Of Advice

It is suggested to inform your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions to Telmisartan + Amlodipine to avoid life-threatening complications. Do not use this medicine if you have a history of heart disease (angina, myocardial infarction, stroke, or transient ischemic attack). Tell your doctor before the treatment commencement if you are pregnant or having liver, kidney, or uterine problems. While using this medication, blood pressure should be monitored regularly, and a kidney function test should be performed to note if there are any abnormal changes.

Frequently Asked Question


  1. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on October 2011] [Accessed date 9th June 2023] Twynsta (telmisartan/amlodipine) tablet label (
  2. European medicines agency, [Revised on 10th January 2022] [Accessed date 9th June 2023] Twynsta | European Medicines Agency (


The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice, it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.