Before taking Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, bile duct blockage, high blood levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia), loss of too much body water and/or minerals (volume depletion, dehydration).
Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Too much sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting may cause you to feel lightheaded. Report prolonged diarrhea or vomiting to your doctor.
This product may increase your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details. ()
It is unknown if Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not remove the medication from the blister pack until right before using. If the medication comes in a bottle, keep container tightly closed. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take up to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (such as your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).
Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If either of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fainting, unusual change in the amount of urine, symptoms of a high potassium blood level (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat).
A very serious allergic reaction to Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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If you miss a dose of Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
See also Precautions section.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg include: aliskiren, lithium, ramipril, drugs that may increase the level of potassium in the blood (such as birth control pills containing drospirenone).
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure or worsen your heart failure. Ask your pharmacist for more details.
Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking Micardis (Telmisartan) 80mg. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.