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What should I know about telmisartan amlodipine?

It is very important that you tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before taking a prescription of telmisartan-amlodipine. The FDA has classified telmisartan-amlodipine as Category C in the first trimester, meaning the drug has shown adverse effects in animal studies. Telmisartan-amlodipine is listed as Category D in second and third trimesters, meaning studies in women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. It is important to tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, especially if you suffer from any of the following: angina; heart attack, heart failure or other cardiac problems; dehydration; hyponatremia; kidney disease; and liver disease. Always tell your doctor if you have allergies of any kind to certain medications, food or other substances. Ingredients in the drug will have harmful effects if you are allergic. It is always important to let your doctor know what other medications, including over-the-counter remedies and supplements, you are taking before starting this drug.

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