Micardis, also known as telmisartan, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering the risk of hypertension helps prevent strokes, kidney problems, and heart attacks. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs) that works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. This process reduces the pressure within your blood vessels. This drug should be used in combination with diet and exercise to improve heart health.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Micardis include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of telmisartan.
What else should I know about Micardis?
When taking Micardis, you will need frequent lab or medical tests to check the function of your kidneys and potassium levels. If you have side effects of kidney problems, tell your doctor right away.