Essential hypertension ICD11 code: BA00.Z
Telmisartan + amlodipine
Oral > Solid: 40 mg + 5 mg ; 80 mg + 5 mg ; 80 mg + 10 mg
Adolescents and adults
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Therapeutic alternatives limitations
Therapeutic alternatives are medicines in the 4th level ATC chemical subgroup C09CA Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), plain (for telmisartan); and C08CA Dihydropyridine derivatives (for amlodipine)
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of square box listings on the EML and EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended that fixed-dose combinations of medicines in 4th level ATC chemical subgroups, C09CA Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), plain (for telmisartan); and C08CA Dihydropyridine derivatives (for amlodipine), be specified as therapeutic alternatives under the square box listing for telmisartan + amlodipine on the EML.