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Twynsta

Twynsta Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Twynsta

Generic Name: amlodipine and telmisartan (Pronunciation: am LOE de peen and TEL me SAR tan)

What is amlodipine and telmisartan (Twynsta)?

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. Amlodipine relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Telmisartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

Amlodipine and telmisartan is a combination medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Amlodipine and telmisartan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of amlodipine and telmisartan (Twynsta)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In rare cases, amlodipine and telmisartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain;
  • new or worsened chest pain;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;

Common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • tired feeling;
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
  • back pain; or
  • nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Twynsta (telmisartan amlodipine tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine and telmisartan (Twynsta)?

Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Amlodipine and telmisartan can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control.

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to amlodipine (Norvasc) or telmisartan (Micardis).

Before you use amlodipine and telmisartan, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and allergies. Also make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. In some cases, you may not be able to use amlodipine and telmisartan, or you may need a dose adjustment or special precautions.

Certain other drugs may interact with amlodipine and telmisartan or should not be used at the same time. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use now, and any medicine you start or stop using.

Call your doctor if you have ongoing vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual. You can easily become dehydrated while taking this medication, which can lead to severely low blood pressure or a serious electrolyte imbalance.

In rare cases, amlodipine and telmisartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.

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