Please note that while on this medication, you will need to have your blood pressure checked frequently.
While getting your blood pressure checked, you may discover that your blood pressure has lowered drastically. If that happens in combination with frequent vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating, alert your doctor right away.
There are a few other issues to consider while on telmisartan. If you usually drink, reconsider it for the time being. When combined with alcohol, telmisartan can increase your risk for low blood pressure, which can cause faintness and dizziness.
The same advice goes for you if you are considering pregnancy. While pregnancy and telmisartan will not increase your risk for low blood pressure, the combination will increase the risk of serious problems for the fetus during the second and third trimester. The medication should only be taken during pregnancy if the benefits to your well-being outweigh the risks to the pregnancy.
Lastly, if you deal with severe heart failure or kidney problems, telmisartan might reduce how much urine you produce or increase your risk of kidney injury.
Please discuss all these concerns and any others you might have with your doctor. They will be able to inform you of the most appropriate steps to take.