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What is micardis?Chemical Name: TELMISARTAN (tel-mi-SAR-tan)
For those wondering what is Micardis, it is a drug used for the treatment of hypertension. Micardis medication is also used for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death due to cardiovascular causes in patients 55 years of age or older at high risk of developing major cardiovascular events but who are unable to take ACE inhibitors.
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Micardis tablets contain telmisartan 40 mg or telmisartan 80 mg depending on the tablet strength. The tablets contain many inactive ingredients including sodium hydroxide, meglumine, povidone, sorbitol, and magnesium stearate.
Take Micardis exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the patient instructions for effective and safe use. Visit your doctor regularly to check your blood pressure. Do not alter the dosage without consulting your doctor.
To make sure you can safely take Micardis, patients should thoroughly discuss their medical history with their doctor. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions including kidney disease, liver disease, congestive heart failure, glaucoma, asthma or allergies, low or high levels of magnesium or potassium in your blood, gout, lupus, diabetes or an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.
Do not use Micardis if you are pregnant because it can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. It is not known whether Micardis passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. In case of an overdose, contact your physician immediately.
Common side effects may include a runny nose, sore throat, back pain, sinus pain, and diarrhea.
Serious side effects may include:
- Eye pain
- Vision problems
- Feeling light-headed
- Rapid weight gain
- Fast or pounding heartbeats
- Urinating less than usual or not at all
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Dry mouth
- Increased thirst
- Restless feeling,
- Increased urination
- Fast heart rate
- Seizure (convulsions)
If any of the side effects persist or worsen, seek immediate medical help.
Product Code: 1650
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.