MICARDIS TABLET

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Overview

Uses of Micardis Tablet

MICARDIS TABLET is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

Micardis Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Micardis Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. MICARDIS TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Micardis Tablet works

MICARDIS TABLET is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and PPARγ-agonist. It relaxes blood vessels by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Micardis Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
MICARDIS TABLET is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
MICARDIS TABLET is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
MICARDIS TABLET may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
MICARDIS TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of MICARDIS TABLET is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure, creatinine, and potassium levels may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
MICARDIS TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of MICARDIS TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of MICARDIS TABLET is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Micardis Tablet?

If you miss a dose of MICARDIS TABLET, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed MICARDIS TABLET to improve your blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
  • It may also be used to treat chronic (long-standing) heart failure.
  • It protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney diseases.
  • MICARDIS TABLET can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • MICARDIS TABLET may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Do not take MICARDIS TABLET during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking MICARDIS TABLET.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Micardis with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Cnoxrin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Celparin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tamocas, Tampros MR
MODERATE
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
MODERATE
Brand(s): Chlornol
MODERATE
MODERATE
Brand(s): Excrete, Indizon, Indicard
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Micardis

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. Is Micardis safe?
Micardis is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is Micardis used for?
Micardis is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and to reduce cardiovascular events (i.e. heart attack or stroke) in adults who are at risk because they have a reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs, or have had a stroke or high-risk diabetes.
Q. Is Micardis a blood thinner?
No, Micardis is not a blood thinner, it is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is Micardis an ACE inhibitor?
No, Micardis is not an ACE inhibitor. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Can I take Micardis with paracetamol?
Yes, Micardis can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen. However it may occur, please consult your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Does Micardis cause cough?
Use of Micardis can cause cough but this is a very uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a cough while taking Micardis.
Q. Does Micardis cause erectile dysfunction?
Micardis has not seen to be associated with erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this problem while taking Micardis.
Q. Can the use of Micardis cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?
Yes, Micardis can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood). A regular monitoring of blood potassium levels may be advised by your doctor while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Micardis cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of Micardis. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an excessive change in your weight while taking Micardis.
Q. Can the use of Micardis cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported as a side effect with Micardis. This could be due to some other cause or condition. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can Micardis cause a headache?
Micardis is not known to cause a headache. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a headache when you are taking Micardis.
Q. Does Micardis cause weight loss?
Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of Micardis. Talk to your doctor if you experience marked weight loss while taking this medicine as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st Aug 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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