This product contains:
80 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: iron oxide (red), lactose monohydrate,
magnesium stearate, maize starch, meglumine, microcrystalline cellulose,
povidone, sodium hydroxide, sodium starch glycolate, and sorbitol.
What is Micardis?
Micardis (telmisartan) is an
angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Telmisartan keeps blood vessels from
narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.
Micardis is used
to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes given together with other blood
Micardis is also used to reduce
the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death from heart problems in people who
are at least 55 years old with risk factors for serious heart disorders.
How should I take Micardis?
Take Micardis exactly as
prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best
results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer
You may take Micardis with or
Do not crush, chew, or break a
Micardis tablet. Swallow the tablet whole. Keep each tablet in its blister pack
until you are ready to take it. Tear or cut the blister apart from the rest of
the package and peel back the paper liner. Push the tablet through the foil to
It may take 2 to 4 weeks before
your symptoms improve. Keep using the medicine as directed and tell your doctor
if your symptoms do not improve.
Your blood pressure will need
to be checked often.
You may have very low blood
pressure while taking Micardis. Call your doctor if you are sick with vomiting
or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual.
If you are being treated for
high blood pressure, keep using this medicine even if you feel well. High blood
pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication
for the rest of your life.
Store Micardis tablets in their
original package at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.