Telmisartan is used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
It may also lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol, increased triglycerides and increased LDL levels in blood.
How it works
Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.
Atorvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medicine (statins). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).
Common side effects
Dizziness, Back pain, Diarrhoea, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.
Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood.