Micardis (Telmisartan)

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Micardis (Telmisartan) Medication Information

Uses

Micardis is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) used to treat hypertension and for risk reduction in patients at cardiovascular risk. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in several strengths:

  • 20 mg
  • 40 mg
  • 80 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Micardis include:

  • Back pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin ulcer

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Telmisartan.

Precautions

Micardis should not be taken by women who are pregnant, as it can have significant fetal harm. 

Patients can develop low blood pressure while taking Micardis, so it is important to monitor blood pressure while taking this medication. 

Avoid using Telmisartan in combination with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.  

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Micardis include:

  • NSAIDs
  • Digoxin
  • Lithium
  • ACEi
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Warfarin 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Telmisartan. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77ºF). Micardis tablets should not be removed from the blister pack until you take them. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Micardis should be taken at the same time every day.
  • Because of the possible side effects like dizziness and somnolence, use caution when first taking Micardis. 
  • Telmisartan can have significant harm to unborn babies, it should not be taken by women who are pregnant. 

Telmisartan FAQs

Is Micardis a good blood pressure medicine?

Micardis is effective at reducing blood pressure, and works by preventing the blood vessels from narrowing. 

 

Should MIcardis be taken in the morning or night?

Micardis can be taken in the morning or evening, but to avoid some of the side effects like dizziness and somnolence, it is often recommended that patients take it at night. 

 

What are the side effects of Micardis?

The most common side effects seen with Telmisartan are: back pain, diarrhea, sinusitis, and pharyngitis. 

 

How long does it take for Micardis to work?

Like most blood pressure medications, it can take 1-2 weeks to see the a reduction in blood pressure, and up to 4 weeks to see its full effect. 

 

Can Micardis cause weight gain?

Weight gain is not common with this medication, and if it occurs, it is likely to a kidney problem and you should contact your doctor. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Micardis {package insert}. Ridgefield, CT: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2011.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/020850s032lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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