Micardis is a member of a family of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), which includes losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), irbesartan (Avapro), and candesartan (Atacand). ARBs block the ability of the chemical angiotensin II to constrict or squeeze arteries and veins. As a result, the arteries and veins enlarge and blood pressure falls. The reduced pressure in the arteries also makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.
Generic name of Micardis is Telmisartan.
Brand name of Micardis is Micardis.
Micardis is available in:
- 20mg Min Dosage
- 40mg Low Dosage
Take Micardis orally, usually once a day.
You may take this drug with or without food.
Use Micardis regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
To help you remember, use Micardis at the same time each day.
For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take 4 weeks before the full benefit of this drug occurs.
It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Micardis suddenly.
Missing a dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Micardis and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Tablets should not be removed from the blisters until right before use. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.