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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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 it helpful if I took Micardis (telmisartan) and had several calf musel pain?

Is it helpful if I took Micardis (telmisartan) and had several calf musel pain?

No: IT is a blood pressure medicine
Please have it checked by your doctor if there a reason or a blood clot ...Read more

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Telmisartan (micardis) side effects - coughing & back pain, what to do?

Discuss with your: Discuss with your doctor. Call the office and tell them what is going on. Let your care giver intervene on your behalf, and keep them on the same page-controlling your blood pressure while minimizing medication side-effects. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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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Are there any generic drugs that are similar to micardis (telmisartan)?

Are there any generic drugs that are similar to micardis (telmisartan)?

No but…: Micardis (telmisartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker. There are others that should be covered by your insurance. Some examples are: irbesartan, olmesartan, candesartan and valsartan. ...Read more

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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

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Is it okay to take Micardis (telmisartan) when drunk?

Is it okay to take Micardis (telmisartan) when drunk?

Micardis (telmisartan): No, not ok. Micardis (telmisartan) lowers your blood pressure & can affect your heart rate. ...Read more

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Is Micardis (telmisartan) the same as losartan?

Same family: No, but they're in the same family of drugs (arbs or angiotensin receptor blockers). ...Read more

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Telmisartan (Definition)

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


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Micardis (Definition)

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