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Although most people have no problems when taking Tekamlo, side effects are possible. Peripheral edema was the one most often reported in clinical studies, but other adverse reactions are possible, including a slow heart rate or an irregular heart rhythm. If anything seems wrong during treatment with Tekamlo, it is best to report it to your healthcare provider.
An Introduction to Tekamlo Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Tekamlo™ (aliskiren/amlodipine); however, not everyone who takes the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Tekamlo. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of TekamloTekamlo has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these trials, one group of people was given the real medication, while another group was given a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). This way, it is possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group who took the placebo.
In these studies, only one common side effect of Tekamlo was reported. Swelling (water retention) in the lower limbs, known medically as peripheral edema, was reported in 6.2 to 8.9 percent of people taking Tekamlo (depending on the dosage), compared to just 1 percent of people taking the placebo.
Peripheral edema is a known side effect of amlodipine, one of the components of Tekamlo. Peripheral edema is common; however, it can be potentially dangerous, particularly for people with congestive heart failure (CHF).
Although peripheral edema was the only common Tekamlo side effect seen in clinical trials, it is logical to assume that any of the common reactions to the individual active ingredients in this drug (aliskiren and amlodipine) could also happen with Tekamlo (see Side Effects of Aliskiren and Amlodipine Side Effects for more information).