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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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

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Is metoprolol XL 47.5 mg + Micardis (telmisartan) 80 mg a good rationale combination of drug for controlling blood pressure?

Is metoprolol XL  47.5 mg + Micardis (telmisartan) 80 mg a good rationale combination of drug for controlling blood pressure?

Yes: Metoprolol 47.5 mg?. How do you get that dose?.It comes in 25 mg or 50mg, if you do 1 and1/2 it will be 37.5 mg. With micardis, (telmisartan) yes it is a decent combination if it works. ...Read more

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Micardis (telmisartan) how does it work?

Micardis (telmisartan) how does it work?

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 convert angiotensin into its active form (a2). Then angiotensin2 binds to a receptor to effect a squeeze on blood vessels, increase thirst, adrenal activity and salt retension which all raise blood pressure, so the blocker stops all that and treats hypertension. ...Read more

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I am taking Micardis (telmisartan) 40mg can I stop it anytime?

High blood pressure: Absolutely not..Please check with your doctor and make sure your blood pressure is controlled safely before you think to stop it. Perhaps have your doc give you a prescription for a home BP monitor so you can check you numbers at home and review them with your doctor before stopping micardis (telmisartan). ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Micardis (telmisartan) twice? One in the morning and another on the afternoon?

Depends: Micardis (telmisartan) is a long acting once a day medication. If you think your blood pressure is not controlled by once a day micardis, (telmisartan) the choice is to increase the dosage or add another hypertensive medication. If you are already on the highest dosage , then it's better to combine another class. ...Read more

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I am taking Micardis (telmisartan) for my bp. I am 24yrs old only. If i change to healthy lifestyle, is it possible to stop my medication?

I am taking Micardis (telmisartan) for my bp. I am 24yrs old only. If i change to healthy lifestyle, is it possible to stop my medication?

Maybe someday: Some with high blood pressure may find their blood pressure improves with correction of problems that can cause high blood pressure. For example a young person with obesity and sleep apnea may have high blood pressure that responds to weight loss and rx of the sleep apnea. Very dangerous to stop BP meds on your own and so this question should be asked of your doctor for your specific situation. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Telmisartan (Definition)

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