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Is micardis a beta blocker

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Valente
35 years experience
Blocks receptors: Micardis (telmisartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker or arb. So...Your kidney makes a hormone called renin that provides one step to eventually ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Generally well: Tolerated. Side effects include: low blood pressure, lightheadedness, kidney impairment, elevated potassium, back pain, diarrhea. Less common is angio... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Micardis (telmisartan): No. Very well tolerated BP medicine.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Yes: Any drug can cause side effects. However, you'll only know if you'll suffer from them if you take the drug. Therefore, only take medications when the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Rarely side effects: This class of medications is remarkably free of side effects. A very small percentage of patients experience a dry cough. If there is a blockage of 1 ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes not: A concern but remember that statins are most effective taken at bed time.
A member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Substitution: The maximum dose of Benicar (olmesartan) is 40 mg/day and the maximum dose of Micaridis (M) is 80 mt/day. Both are angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB)... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No: It's safe for the long haul but your renal function needs to be checked at least once a year and the dose adjusted if necessary.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: IT is a blood pressure medicine Please have it checked by your doctor if there a reason or a blood clot
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Micardis (telmisartan) is a blood pressure medication.