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Micardis HCT Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Micardis HCT is a combination of two medication component and it is used to treats high blood pressure. One component, telmisartan, belongs to a class of blood pressure medications that work by preventing the hormone angiotensin II from constricting the blood vessels. The other component of Micardis HCT, hydrochlorothiazide, is a diuretic that increases the output of urine. It work by removing excess fluid from the body and also helps lower blood pressure.

Micardis HCT Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is one 40/12.5 tablet per day.

Uses of Micardis HCT

  • It is used to treats lower blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Micardis HCT

Before taken Micardis HCT 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 HCT. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Upper respiratory infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Micardis HCT:

  • If you are taking Micardis HCT, then it may cause low blood pressure, especially if you are also taking another diuretic.
  • After taken this medicine, you may feel light-headed or faint, especially during the first days of therapy. If these symptoms occur, then you should contact your doctor immediately.
  • If you have congestive heart failure, liver or kidney disease, or diabetes, then you should be used Micardis HCT with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Micardis HCT 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 HCT with the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturates
  • Cholestyramine
  • Digoxin
  • Insulin
  • Lithium
  • Muscle relaxants such as tubocurarine
  • Narcotic painkillers such as Percocet
  • Other blood-pressure lowering drugs
  • Steroid medications such as prednisone

After taken Micardis HCT 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 HCT overdose include:

  • Dizziness
  • Excessive thirst
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle pain or cramps
  • Nausea
  • Rapid or slow heartbeat

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