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Micardis Allergy In Children
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
ARB: They are both angiotensin receptor blockers and do the same things. ...Read more
How about taking two bottles of beer twice a week for me while maintaining micardis (telmisartan)?
Is it posible to decrease sperm count when you are taking drugs ike Micardis (telmisartan) and zanidib?
If I am on Micardis (telmisartan) 20mg twice a day, when should I taken them and when should I take my blood pressures for a BP log to show my primary?
Review directions: Micardis (telmisartan) is usually dosed once per day. Recommended initial dose is 40mg daily. Available in 20 mg, 40mg 80mg doses. May be administered without regard to meals. Most patients take it in the am but some take in the pm. Onset of action is 1 to 2 hours. Duration up to 24 hours. Hepatic metabolism. AHA advises log bp same time every day. I like different times especially after midnight. Talk to dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On Micardis (telmisartan) 20mg twice a day for HBP at 7A/7P. Best time? Or when should I take it and when should I take my BPs twice a day for a BP Log for PCP?
The recommended: Frequency for Micardis (telmisartan) is once daily. It is not usually prescribed as a twice daily drug. You should follow your health care professional's advice however and take it as prescribed. As such, you should also ask when your blood pressure should be taken for your report. Since this is off label use you better let your PCP guide your therapy. ...Read more
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