Few. The only similiar drug that is available as a generic is cozaar (losartan).
ARB. Micardis [telmisartan] is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Similar generic medications are losartan, irbesartan, candesartan, and valsartan.
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.
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.