Micardis HCT is a prescription medication that is used to treat high blood pressure. Micardis HCT is a combination medication that contains the angiotensin II receptor antagonist telmisartan and the thiazide diuretic (water pill) hydrochlorothiazide. Micardis HCT works by preventing blood vessels from narrowing and stopping your body from absorbing too much salt.
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 HCT include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Micardis HCT:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Micardis HCT?
If you miss a dose of Micardis HCT, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What else is Micardis HCT called?
Micardis HCT is also known as Micardis Plus internationally. Micardis Plus is the same brand name medication with a different name internationally and is not a generic alternative medication.