Micardis is a member of a family of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), which includes losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), irbesartan (Avapro), and candesartan (Atacand). ARBs block the ability of the chemical angiotensin II to constrict or squeeze arteries and veins. As a result, the arteries and veins enlarge and blood pressure falls. The reduced pressure in the arteries also makes it easier for the heart to pump blood. Generic name of Micardis is Telmisartan. Micardis is also known as Telmisartan, Pritor, Kinzal, Telma, Telday, Teleact D. Brand name of Micardis is Micardis.
Take Micardis orally, usually once a day.
You may take this drug with or without food.
Use Micardis regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
To help you remember, use Micardis at the same time each day.
For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take 4 weeks before the full benefit of this drug occurs.
It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Micardis suddenly.
Micardis Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Micardis and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Tablets should not be removed from the blisters until right before use. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Micardis More Info
Active Ingredient: Telmisartan.
Other Ingredients: Povidone (K25), Meglumine, Sodium hydroxide, Sorbitol (E420), Magnesium stearate,
Do not take Micardis if you are allergic to Micardis components.
Be very careful with Micardis if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother. This drug can cause serious fetal harm (possibly death) if used during the last six months of pregnancy.
Be careful with Micardis if you have kidney disease, liver disease, high blood levels of potassium, heart problems, severe dehydration (and loss of electrolytes such as sodium), diabetes (poorly controlled), any allergies (especially to ACE inhibitors such as captopril, lisinopril).
To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position.
Use Micardis with great care in case you want to undergo an operation (dental or any other).
Be careful with Micardis if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
Be careful with Micardis if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
Patients who take medicine for high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment.
Elderly patients should be careful with Micardis. They may be more sensitive to its effects.
Avoid machine driving.
Do not stop taking Micardis suddenly.