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Micardis (Telmisartan) belongs to a class of medication called Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists. Angiotensin is a hormone in our bodies, which is capable of tightening arteries and veins. Micardis (Telmisartan) blocks this hormone and thereby causes the blood vessels to relax and widen. This in turn reduces hypertension and prevents some of the negative consequences of high blood pressure, such as strokes, heart failure and kidney problems.
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How to use Micardis (Telmisartan) should be taken orally, usually once a day, with or without food. Try and take this medication at approximately the same time every day. Taking Micardis (Telmisartan) at regular intervals will make this medication most effective, as it ensures there is a constant amount in your blood stream.
Follow the directions of your doctor exactly, even if they differ from the usual dosage.
Overdose Potential side effects of a Micardis (Telmisartan) overdose include:
Unusually fast or slow heartbeat
If you think you have taken too much of this medication you should contact your local poison control center or the emergency medical services immediately.
If you miss a dose of Micardis (Telmisartan) you should take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If you are close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose as scheduled. Do not double up on this medication to make up for a missed dosage.
When taking Micardis (Telmisartan), your doctor may want you to have regular medical tests and check-ups to chart your progress and make sure you don’t suffer from any side effects. Make sure you do not miss any of these appointments.
Do not share this medication with others, as they may suffer from a condition that is not effectively treated with Micardis (Telmisartan).
Store Micardis (Telmisartan) at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), away from heat and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL OTHER MEDICATION OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed that the taking of this medication is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
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Precautions Before taking Micardis (Telmisartan), you should discuss your medical history with your doctor, especially the following:
Any allergies (especially to Telmisartan or ACE-inhibitors, such as Captopril, Lisinopril)
Kidney or liver diseases
High blood levels of potassium
Severe dehydration (and loss of electrolytes such as sodium)
If you suffer or have suffered from any of the above conditions, you may not be able to take Micardis (Telmisartan) or you may need a dosage adjustment.
Elderly people may be more sensitive to this medication and its side effects. Therefore, caution is advised when Micardis (Telmisartan) is used by anyone in this age group.
Micardis (Telmisartan) is classed as Pregnancy Category D by the FDA. This medication may cause injury and even death to an unborn baby when taken during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. You should not take this medication when pregnant and use an effective form of birth control during treatment. It is not yet know whether Micardis (Telmisartan) passes into breast milk and if it could potentially harm a nursing infant. Inform your doctor before taking this medication if you are breastfeeding.
Drug Interactions Before taking Micardis (Telmisartan), tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
Do not take any medication containing ingredients that could increase your blood pressure, for instance cough-and-cold products, weight loss supplements, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Ibuprofen and Naproxen). Ask your pharmacist first if it is safe to use these products in combination with Micardis (Telmisartan). However, it is allowed to continue treatment with a low-dose aspirin (81-325 mg per day), as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Micardis (Telmisartan). Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Common potential side effects of Micardis (Telmisartan) include:
Runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough
Stomach pain, diarrhea
Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness
Notify your doctor if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Also let your doctor know if you experience any of the following unlikely but serious side effects:
Feeling like you might pass out
Painful or difficult urination
Feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion
Swelling of the hands or feet
Decreased sexual ability
In rare cases, Micardis (Telmisartan) can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue and ultimately leads to kidney failure. The following symptoms of this condition are highly unlikely but very serious and you should get emergency medical help immediately if you have them:
Muscle pain, tenderness, weakness
Change in the amount of urine
Easy bruising or bleeding
Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
Persistent nausea or vomiting
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Notify your doctor if you experience any side effects other than the ones mentioned above, especially if they are bothersome.
How does Micardis (Telmisartan) work?
Micardis (Telmisartan) belongs to a class of medication called Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists. Angiotensin is a hormone in our bodies, which is capable of tightening arteries and veins. In addition, this hormone causes water and salt to be retained by the kidneys, which increases the amount of fluid in the blood vessels. Micardis (Telmisartan) blocks the actions of Angiotensin and this causes the blood vessels to relax and widen and reduces the amount of fluid. Both of these reactions help lower the blood pressure.
Taking Micardis (Telmisartan) can cause dizziness and may make you more prone to fainting. While taking this medication, you should not drive or perform any activity that requires alertness, unless you are sure you can do this safely.
Are there negative interactions possible between Micardis (Telmisartan) and alcohol or food?
You should not drink alcoholic beverages while taking Micardis (Telmisartan). Alcohol can lower your blood pressure and increase the side effects of this medication.
Also, do not take any potassium supplements or salt substitutes while taking Micardis (Telmisartan), unless your doctor has told you to. This medication can raise your potassium levels, which, in rare cases, can cause serious side effects, such as muscle weakness or a very slow heartbeat.
How long does it take to see the effects of Micardis (Telmisartan)?
When taking Micardis (Telmisartan) for the treatment of high blood pressure, it can take up to 4 weeks before you notice the full effects. It is important to continue taking the medication even if you feel well. People who suffer from high blood pressure often don’t feel sick.
What is the recommended dosage of Micardis (Telmisartan)?
When Micardis (Telmisartan) is taken as a treatment for high blood pressure, the recommended starting dosage is 40 mg, once daily. Based on how the body reacts and the side effects that occur, the dosage may then be adjusted. The usual dosage of Micardis (Telmisartan) lies in between 20-80 mg per day. With each change in dosage, it may take up to several weeks before the full effects are felt.
The recommended dosage of Micardis (Telmisartan) for cardiovascular risk reduction is 80 mg per day.
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