Generic Name - Telmisartan
Category - Antihypertensive
High blood pressure
Generic for Micardis* is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. Hypertension is a common disorder in which the blood pressure remains abnormally high. Telmisartan (Generic for Micardis*) works by blocking the action of certain chemicals (angiotensin II) that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly.
Generic for Micardis* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Micardis* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Micardis* should not be taken by patients who have history of following ailment conditions
Congestive heart failure
Generic for Micardis* interacts with a number of medication. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Blood pressure medications
Generic for Micardis* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMicardis*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Micardis* for hypertension (high blood pressure) is 40 milligrams once a day. If necessary, the dose can be increased to a maximum of 80 milligrams daily.
Generic for Micardis* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Micardis* side Effects include difficulty breathing or tightening of the throat and swelling of lips or tongue.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Micardis*.
Generic for Micardis* and Pregnancy
Use of Generic for Micardis* during pregnancy, especially during the second and third trimesters (after the first 3 months) can cause low blood pressure, severe kidney failure, or possibly death in the newborn. Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Micardis* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Micardis* passes into human milk. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Micardis* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Micardis* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Micardis* and Geriatric
Studies do not indicate any overall difference in the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Micardis* with relation to age.
The above information about Generic for Micardis* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.