Twynsta

(amlodipine / telmisartan)

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Lowers blood pressure.

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Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) is a first choice combination for high blood pressure and can improve your heart health, but can be expensive.

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Quick facts about Twynsta
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (amlodipine / telmisartan)

Upsides

  • Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) is a first choice combination for those who need more than one medicine to control their blood pressure.
  • Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) can help protect your kidneys.
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Downsides

  • Even with a generic formulation available, Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) may be more expensive than alternatives.
  • If you have other heart problems, may not be the best choice.
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How it works

Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) is a combination blood pressure lowering medicine, amlodipine and telmisartan. Amlodipine blocks calcium channels, which allow your blood vessels to relax and blood to flow easier. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker, which relaxes blood vessels by blocking a angiotensin, a strong blood vessel constrictor.

Quick facts about Twynsta
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (amlodipine / telmisartan)

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What to expect when you take Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) for High blood pressure

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  • Swelling in arms and legs
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Upper lung infection
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Side effect rates for Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan)

From 2980 clinical trials of Twynsta when taken for high blood presure (amlodipine)
  • Headache
    7%7%
    8%8%
  • Fatigue
    5%5%
    3%3%
  • Nausea
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Stomach pain
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Twynsta.

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Risks and Warnings for Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Unplanned pregnancy

    Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) is dangerous to an unborn baby. Let your doctor know if you become pregnant while you're on Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan).

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan)

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Food
  • You can take Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) with or without food at the same time every day.
Kidneys and liver
  • Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) can increase your potassium levels especially if you have kidney problems, are taking other medicines that increase your potassium, like potassium supplements, or have heart failure. Let your doctor know of all your medicines and health conditions, and make sure you're regularly getting your potassium levels checked.
  • Twynsta (amlodipine / telmisartan) can help protect your kidneys.