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is micardis a beta blocker

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Valente
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Generally well: Tolerated. Side effects include: low blood pressure, lightheadedness, kidney impairment, elevated potassium, back pain, diarrhea. Less common is angio ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Micardis (telmisartan): No. Very well tolerated BP medicine.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
High Blood Pressure: It is used to treat high blood pressure. Contains 2 medicines in a combo pill. One is an angiotensin receptor blocker(arb) and the other hct is a diur ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Micardis (telmisartan): No, not ok. Micardis (telmisartan) lowers your blood pressure & can affect your heart rate.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
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
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Heart medicine: Yes. Of course. No worries.
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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