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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Micardis (Overview)

Micardis is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is Micardis (telmisartan) hct used for?

What is Micardis (telmisartan) hct used for?

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 diuretic. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Micardis (Overview)

Micardis is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What antihypertensive drugs 1)work like Micardis (telmisartan) or 2) are well-tested and are available as generics?

What antihypertensive drugs 1)work like Micardis (telmisartan) or 2) are well-tested and are available as generics?

Micardis (telmisartan) generics: Micardis (telmisartan) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker class of anti-hypertensives. Losartan is a member of the same class and is now available as a generic. Another agent of the same class, valosartan, is off patent and is not yet available as a generic alone, however, there is a generic valosartan pill combined with a thiazide diuretic being marketed. ...Read more

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I'm hypertensive on atenolol, plagerine and co-micardis. Im weak, depressed and totally tired. Pls what can help with these side effects?

I'm hypertensive on atenolol, plagerine and co-micardis. Im weak, depressed and totally tired. Pls what can help with these side effects?

Side effects: Those medications definitely have side effects that include depression and fatigue. I would recommend looking for the cause of the hypertension and addressing that. Causes may include: stress (psychological or physical from an infection or illness), heavy metal toxicity, renal artery stenosis, or magnesium or other vitamin/mineral deficiency. ...Read more

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What type of side effect will telmisartan Micardis have?

What type of side effect will telmisartan Micardis have?

Generally none: Telmisartan can raise your potassium a little. This does not cause symptoms. Rarely there can be a cough. Be sure to purchase the generic telmisartan rather than the brand name micardis. All BP lowering agents can lower your BP too much. You will know this if you stand up and get light headed. ...Read more

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Telmisartan ( micardis) side effects?

Telmisartan ( micardis) side effects?

Generally well: Tolerated. Side effects include: low blood pressure, lightheadedness, kidney impairment, elevated potassium, back pain, diarrhea. Less common is angioedema and rarely anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Is there an interaction between Micardis (telmisartan) plus ( water pills) and cipralex some reports says it can cause heart problem, is that correct ?

Is there an interaction between Micardis (telmisartan) plus ( water pills) and cipralex some reports says it can cause heart problem, is that correct ?

Not aware: Micardis (telmisartan) is not a water pill. It's a angiotensin receptor blocker use to treat hypertension. When you combine it with a thiazides diuretics and use escitalopram(ssri) may increase risk of sidh, low sodium and have additive effects. Not aware of any direct heart problem. Should consult your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Telmisartan (Definition)

Telmisartan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more