TELMISARTAN Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • a common cold
    • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
    • backache
    • dizziness
    • low energy
    • flu-like symptoms
    • nausea
    • diarrhea

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a skin ulcer

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • throat irritation
    • urinary tract infection
    • a skin rash

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • high levels of potassium in the blood
    • anemia
    • decreased blood platelets
    • a change in vision
    • angina, a type of chest pain
    • abnormal heart electrical signals
    • atrial fibrillation
    • slow heartbeat
    • intermittent claudication, a painful and temporary blockage of blood vessels
    • low blood pressure
    • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
    • decreased kidney function
    • hives
    • inflammation of a tendon
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • fainting
    • chest pain
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • fast heartbeat

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • a migraine headache
    • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
    • dry mouth
    • gastroesophageal reflux disease
    • indigestion
    • the inability to have an erection
    • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
    • muscle spasm
    • muscle pain
    • cramps
    • drowsiness
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • difficulty sleeping
    • excessive sweating
    • pain
    • numbness
    • visible water retention
    • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
    • temporary redness of face and neck
    • headache
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • cough
    • gas
    • an increased need to urinate often
    • stomach cramps
    • high amount of uric acid in the blood
    • nervousness
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • generalized weakness
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise

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