Micardis (telmisartan) 40mg tablets N28
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 pressure medications.
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.
Micardis dosing information
- Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:
Initial dose: 40 mg orally once a day with or without food, assuming adequate intravascular volume
Maintenance dose: 20 mg to 80 mg orally once a day
- Usual Adult Dose for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction:
Cardiovascular risk reduction in patients unable to take ACE inhibitors: 80 mg orally once a day with or without food
It is unknown whether doses lower than 80 mg are effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular morbidity or mortality.
When initiating Micardis for cardiovascular risk reduction, monitoring of blood pressure is recommended, and appropriate adjustment of medications that lower blood pressure may be necessary.
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 than recommended.
You may take Micardis with or without food.
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 remove it.
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.