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Micardis Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Telmisartan is in a class of medications known as angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of various chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. Telmisartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.

Micardis Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 40 milligrams once a day. Your doctor may also be increased the dose to a maximum of 80 milligrams daily, if necessary.

Uses of Micardis

  • Telmisartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Micardis

Before taken Micardis medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Micardis. Side effects may include:

  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Micardis:

  • If you have liver or kidney disease, then you should be used Micardis with extra caution.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products such as anticoagulants, digoxin and diuretics, then you should tell your doctor and pharmacist.
  • After taken Micardis, you may feel dizzy. So you should not participate in any activities that require full mental alertness such as driving or using machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Micardis with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Micardis with the following:

  • Digoxin
  • Warfarin
Overdose

After taken Micardis if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Micardis overdose include:

  • Abnormally rapid or slow heartbeat
  • Dizziness,
  • Low blood pressure


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