Micardis

Active Ingredient(s): Telmisartan
FDA Approved: * November 10, 1998
Pharm Company: * BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM
Category: Blood Pressure

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Micardis Overview

Telmisartan (INN) /tlmsrtn/ is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (angiotensin receptor blocker, ARB) used in the management of hypertension. It was discovered by Boehringer Ingelheim and launched in 1999 as Micardis.[1] In January 2014, Actavis as generic version of Micardis got appoval from the FDA.[2] Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Contraindications 3 Side effects 4 Interactions 5 Pharmacology 5.1 Mechanism of action 5.2 Pharmacokinetics 6 Clinical tria...

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Micardis Reviews

I would like to know how people are reacting to name brand Micardis 40 mg? I just started and am not sure if the side effects will get better over time. I.e., worse back pain (already have chronic back pain but seems to be worse since starting this), worse anxiety and depression, headache, stomach upset, general aches and pains in joints. I was on 80 mg of Lisinopril for 10 years ~ yes, 10 years! I had no problems with side effects or at least I thought I didn’t, but after being on it about 7 years I started to get bouts of severe gastritis which I blamed on too many steroid shots and also tinnitus. I had no idea that BP pills could cause so many long term side effects. I had to get off them when my pharmacy switched to Solco brand and they were terrible! Instant headache and seve...

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Accidental double dose of micardis 40mg and metoprolol 12.5mg

I accidentally took 40mg micardis for blood pressure and 12.5mg metoprolol twice this morning. I'm worried about what might happen? ## The NIH warns that you may experience more intense side effects than usual, which could include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How are you doing? Did you experience any issues? Did you inform your doctor of the mistake? ## just want to set in iam on metoprolol 25 morning 50 at night i took lispril 12.5 also i take my 25 morning with listrol 50 mg metoprolol at night .

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Micardis (telmisartan)

BoehringerIngelheim/Abbott Laboratories ## what is the side effect of telmisartan micardis ## It is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. What dosage are you currently taking? Have you had any problems with taking it? Are you on any other medications?

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Stop taking Micardis

I take Micardis 40gm twice a day for many years, upon drop down blood pressure and doctor recommendation I reduce to one tablet and then to just one half tablet and then I stopped Mircardis completely after my reading become lowest 107/66. About 5 months no Micardis and BP is normaly, suddenly my reading increased and become 172/115, I suspect I eat too much salt from drinking bottled water I use in my home. Then I took Micardis again one tablet and then reduce to one half for about one month and then stopped, after 12 days of stopping my reading increased slowly for five days and yesterday become 172/105, now I have some headache in both left brain and eye. Yesterday and today I toke half tablet of Micarids and reading look noraml today. The reason I want to stopped Micardis because of...

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oval white pill with 52H

White pill with 52H on one side and two straight lines on backside. Please identify. ## a white oval pill with 52 h on one side and lines on the other ## Does it have the 52H twice on once side, with the lined logo on the other side? If so, it is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and they list it as being an 80mg Micardis tablets, which contains the active ingredient Telmisartan. It is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, increased urination, hypotension, and headache.

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High Blood pressure in 80 yr old

My regular MD.Mic doctor has prescribed Amlodipino 5mg. However a cardiologist has told me stop taking this drug, and had prescribed a drug called Micardis. I thought chloresterol was no longer considered a problem? Cardiologist also prescribed Atvastatin? Baby aspirin too, I read that Aspirin is no longer approved by the American Medical Association. Who knows what to believe. As someone who has never taken drugs and I'm 80 yrs.old,I don't know what to believe! ## Hello, Carol! How are you? Micardis contains the active ingredient Telmisartan, it is used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, hypotension, and increased urination. As to the cholesterol, it depends on ho...

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Micardis 40 mg

I have high blood pressure of 180, so the doctor gave me a sample of this medication and it works pretty good. Has anyone had side effects on this one? It would help to see if we match on this. ## I have had very high blood pressure readings in the the last 8 months, always told due to stress, was on avapro, but my doc has now put me on micardis 40mg, hopefully this will improve blood pressure was 193 over 90 last reading. For 6 weeks have had tingling, pins and needles in both arms, so bad have to get up 3 times every night to get sensation in arms, aching in all bones, left leg gave in while walking once, swelling in ankles, thumb and left elbow, headaches all the time, am taking nuerofen plus that is helping to relieve the pain as much as possible, neck pain, cannot lift a glass of w...

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Micardis - dizziness, anxiety, headaches

The doctor diagnosed me with hypertension and prescribed micardis. I'm experiencing headaches, dizziness, anxiety and all of this is affecting my quality of life. I've gone in for an ECG and CT scan and both reports say I have no problems. I stopped taking micardis today and the dizziness is still there but there's no anxiety. Could someone please tell me how long it would take for this medication to get out of my system? ## Those can be typical side effects of this medication, according to NIH studies, it can also cause nausea, increased urination, and hypotension. However, if you have hypertension, it is very important to get it under control, so rather than just stopping, you should consult your doctor about trying a different medication. It may take a few weeks for these...

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Micardis overdose

I took my 80mg of micardis at 9:30 and accidentally again at 10. In total I have had 160 mg within a span of 10 hrs. What should I do? ## Hello, Robyn! How are you? Did you experience any adverse effects? In most cases, doubling up just once will not cause any serious issues, according to NIH reports, but you may experience more severe side effects than usual, which may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Are you on any other medications? ## i did not have any effects at all the dose was taken 10 hours after ist dose so i guess the time lapse made it ok. i did not feel any different i waited 24 hrs before my next dose thankyou robyn

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Taking coveram 5/5 for first time after being on Micardis 80+

I had been on Micardis 40 plus for several years and then put on Micardis 80+ for around 2yrs; started to have lots of issues with bp being all over the place and dizzy, tired etc. face flushed, full feeling at any sign of stress. My doctor has put me on the lowest dose of Coveram 5/5 and I am wondering what I can expect initially as Micardis was a different type of blood pressure medication? Many thanks. ## Hello, Sue! How are you? I'm happy to help you! As listed by the NIH, you may experience some rebound blood pressure and heart rate elevations, though they shouldn't hit dangerous levels, since you have replaced it with another medication. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, dry cough, increased urination and hypotension. ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Telmisartan
  • Tablet: 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Micardis: (7 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0597-0039 Micardis 20 mg Oral Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0040 Micardis 40 mg Oral Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0041 Micardis 80 mg Oral Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 35356-298 Micardis 80 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-4539 Micardis 40 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4605 Micardis 80 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-6193 Micardis 20 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Telmisartan or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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