What side effects can telmisartan have?
Below you will find the most important information about possible known side effects of telmisartan.
These side effects do not occur, but you can. Because every person reacts differently to medication. Please also note that the type and frequency of side effects may vary depending on the drug formulation (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
Common side effects:
drowsiness, dizziness, headache, upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, cystitis, sore throat, sinusitis, abdominal pain, indigestion, eczema, joint pain, back pain, leg cramps and leg pain, muscle pain, chest pain, flu-like symptoms.
Uncommon side effects:
anxiety, blurred vision, elevation of liver function, fatigue, rash, feeling of heat, nausea, cough, diarrhea, pharyngitis, swelling of the skin, fluid retention, vomiting, airway inflammation (bronchitis), runny nose, dry mouth, flatulence , Sweating, symptoms of tendinitis.
Vascular swelling, swelling and redness of the skin and mucous membrane, hives, itching, dropping of individual or all groups of white blood cells, fainting, insomnia, depression, upset stomach, drop in blood pressure, slow heart rate, accelerated heart rate, dyspnea, weakness, inefficiency. !! !!
Very rare side effects and isolated cases:
inflammatory skin disease with grouped blisters and severely weakened general condition.
What interactions does telmisartan show?
Please note that the interactions may vary depending on the drug formulation of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
Co-administration of other antihypertensive agents may increase the antihypertensive effect of telmisartan. Regular circulation checks are therefore recommended.
Dropping or rising blood pressure may be exacerbated by alcohol, tranquilizers (barbiturates), narcotics or antidepressants. Dose adjustment by the attending physician may be required. Alcohol should be avoided altogether during therapy.
Combination with antihypertensives such as ACE inhibitors or aliskiren is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects such as potassium deficiency, hypotension and decreased renal function. This is especially true in patients with kidney dysfunction due to diabetes.
Co-administration of potassium-sparing dehydrators, potassium supplements or other agents that increase potassium levels (such as the anticoagulant heparin) and the antibiotic ciclosporin may increase blood potassium levels. Regular blood potassium controls are recommended.
It is also possible to increase the toxic effects of lithium (psychotropic drugs). These patients must be closely monitored by the attending physician.