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Composition for MICARDIS TABLET

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Primary uses of MICARDIS TABLET

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What are the uses of MICARDIS TABLET?

MICARDIS TABLET is a blood-pressure lowering medication. It belongs to a class of medicine called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs).

MICARDIS TABLET is mainly used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

MICARDIS TABLET is also used for the treatment of chronic (long-standing) heart failure and to protect kidney function in those suffering from diabetes and mild-to-moderate kidney disease.

It can either be used alone or in combination with other blood pressure-lowering medicines.

What are the possible side effects of MICARDIS TABLET?

Common side effects (may affect 1 in 10 people)

MICARDIS TABLET may cause hypotension (low blood pressure) which may cause dizziness or headache. The risk of low blood pressure increases if you are dehydrated or taking diuretics (water pills) along with MICARDIS TABLET.

Uncommon side effects (may affect 1 in 100 people)

MICARDIS TABLET may raise potassium levels. It may cause urinary tract infections, upper respiratory tract infections, anemia, abdominal pain, vomiting, itching, back pain, muscle cramps, pain in chest, depression, sweating, and shortness of breath.

Rare side effects (may affect 1 in 1000 people)

In rare cases, MICARDIS TABLET use may lead to an increase in white blood cells, low platelet count,severe allergic reactions, abnormal liver function, dry mouth, taste disturbance (dysgeusia) and rapid heartbeat.


Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. You should swallow the medicine as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It may be taken with or without food and it is better to take it at a fixed time.


MICARDIS TABLET is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes blood vessel 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.

What do experts say about MICARDIS TABLET?

MICARDIS TABLET can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take it preferably at bedtime and rise slowly if you are sitting or lying down.

MICARDIS TABLET may increase the level of potassium in the blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli. Inform your doctor if you experience increased tiredness, nausea, or vomiting. These symptoms could indicate high blood potassium levels (hyperkalemia).

Do not take MICARDIS TABLET during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What are the precautions while using MICARDIS TABLET ?


Taking MICARDIS TABLET with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.


MICARDIS TABLET may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant.

Lactation (Breast feeding)

MICARDIS TABLET is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Your doctor may choose another treatment for you if you wish to breastfeed. Please consult your doctor.


MICARDIS TABLET may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Patients with kidney disease

MICARDIS TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment is required. However, inform your doctor if you have kidney disease. Regular monitoring of creatinine and potassium levels may be advised while you are taking this medicine.

Patients with Liver disease

MICARDIS TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment may be needed. Use of MICARDIS TABLET is not recommended if you have severe liver disease. Please inform your doctor about the same.

What if I 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. It is recommended to take MICARDIS TABLET at the same time every day. This will lower the possibility of missing a dose.

Can I stop taking MICARDIS TABLET on my own?

No, you cannot stop MICARDIS TABLET without consulting the doctor. If you feel that the effect is too strong or too weak, discuss this with your doctor. Do not stop taking it abruptly.

What lifestyle changes are recommended along with MICARDIS TABLET?

Proper diet and regular exercise regimen should be followed as you take this medicine to effectively control the blood pressure. Eating a healthy diet such as the DASH diet, which includes fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products, can be very effective. You must also quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption while taking MICARDIS TABLET. Avoid eating processed and packaged foods since they are high in sugar and trans fat. Consistent moderate intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week helps strengthen your heart and burns fat. If you can’t fit in 30 continuous minutes of exercise, you can split it up and do three 10-minute walks during the day. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly even if you are not a diabetic. Check your cholesterol every 6 months.

When not to take MICARDIS TABLET?

Inform your doctor if you have increased potassium levels, liver disease, raised aldosterone levels, low blood pressure, diabetes, and bilateral renal artery stenosis.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Micardis

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
What precautions taken to control High blood pressure
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Walking, reduce stress, Reduce stress levels, and Tab Siledin 1-0-1 after food for one motnhs
What is the best cure for high blood pressureB P 160/90
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Hello, greetings from 1mg.com You need medications Kindly consult nearby physician for examination and proper managementTake salt restricted diet Avoid fatty foods Exercise daily, walk for 1 km
High blood pressure and high cholesterol.How can I control it
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
salt restricted diet, oily food to avoid, take abana tab 2 tab twice, arjunin cap 2 cap twicedaily do physical exercise
At times feel full of anger that results in high blood pressure
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Anger is a natural emotional response to feeling of being wronged and/ or not being able to protect oneself from being wronged. The anger response looses it's relevance when perception of being wronged may be exaggerated or misplaced. It may happen in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, psychotic disorders or impulse control disorders etc. Anger management is aimed at identifying the triggers and the thought patterns behind this response. You can start by identifying what makes you angry and why and then start analysing your perceptions. You may see a psychotherapist/psychiatrist to guide you. Some anger issues are biological impulse control issues and one needs medicines to treat them. Treatment of primary psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety and psychosis also mitigates anger.
Any proper medicine for high Blood pressure 150/90 without any side effect with minimum dose per day.
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. The best one would be a Amlodipine. However, your kidney functions, pulse rate would be the factors in deciding the appropriate dosages and drug.

Frequently asked questions about Micardis Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Telmisartan
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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