What generic drugs are similar to Micardis?
Which antihypertensive drugs 1)work like Micardis or 2) are well-tested and are available as generics?
Asked by Marth Vandonsel 4 months ago.
Micardis (telmisartan) is in a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. I don't think it has a generic available yet, this type of drug is included in a newer class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure. It's a good med, but pretty expensive. Other angiotensin-II receptor antagonists that have been labeled for use in hypertension by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), irbesartan (Avapro), and candesartan (Atacand). If cost is your concern, you might want to ask your physician which of the above is more affordable, or if there is something else you can try. Hope this helps. Answered by Malik Pensick 4 months ago.
Micardis Generic Answered by Takako Brandler 4 months ago.
Micardis Medication Answered by Dannette Pignatello 4 months ago.
I've learned generics usually work just as well as the brand name. I usually go for those with OTC medicine. Never get much prescription at all. Answered by Jerlene Cousar 4 months ago.
What type of side effect does telmisartan micardis have?
it is a medication for high blood pressuer
Asked by Shaunna Cawon 4 months ago.
GENERIC NAME: TELMISARTAN - ORAL (tel-mi-SAR-tan) BRAND NAME(S): Micardis WARNING: This drug can cause serious fetal harm (possibly death) if used during the last six months of pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. USES: This drug is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This drug works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels, causing them to widen. High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. OTHER USES: This drug may also be used to treat congestive heart failure and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes. HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. You may take this drug with or without food. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not take potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without talking to your doctor or pharmacist first. This medicine can raise your potassium levels, which rarely can cause serious side effects such as muscle weakness or very slow heartbeats. Tell your doctor immediately if these effects occur. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take 4 weeks before the full benefit of this drug occurs. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. SIDE EFFECTS: You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, or back pain as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fainting, decreased sexual ability. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: change in the amount of urine. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, lips, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Answered by Ai Heinonen 4 months ago.
commonest are kidney damage and high potassium that is why your doctor checks for it within a week or two of starting this medicine. good luck Answered by Hwa Leitao 4 months ago.
Question for women taking Micardis HCT?
Just wondering if it has affected your sex drive?
Asked by Mitchel Crunk 4 months ago.
I don't take Micardis but I do know that it may affect your sex drive unfortunately towards the negative... along with other blood pressure meds. It may be a temporary problem as your body adjusts to your dosage if you just started your medicine recently 3-6wks. ( I know that seems like a long time). However if it is ongoing & untolerable you may need to see your physician,, this is a real problem affecting your quality of life & you need to tell your physician exactly that! You may need to consider an alternative medication. If your Dr does not see a problem,, see a different Dr. Best of luck to you. Pharmacy Tech. Answered by Floyd Chatham 4 months ago.
Is it better to take micardis or micardis hct?
Asked by Consuela Trojacek 4 months ago.
The only difference between Micardis and Micardis HCT is that the latter is a combination drug, comtaining both Micardis and Hydrochlorothiazide (otherwise known as HCT or HCTZ). HCT is a diuretic. The only reason you would need to take Micardis HCT would be if you are already taking HCTZ, and it just cuts taking two pills down into one. Answered by Nakisha Seymour 4 months ago.
The question on which is better is back to which medication could get you to optimal Bp control of lower then 140/90 You can get medication at low price from Medicationtoyou.com Answered by Karolyn Poisel 4 months ago.
Does anyone have any experience with Micardis?
Today, I was given sample packets of Micardis (40 mg telmisartan). I am hesitant to start taking it right away without seeking a second opinion, in part because I've heard once you start taking a medication for high blood pressure, you can't stop (or risk even more serious damage). Is this true?Further,...
Asked by Shamika Aldonza 4 months ago.
Today, I was given sample packets of Micardis (40 mg telmisartan). I am hesitant to start taking it right away without seeking a second opinion, in part because I've heard once you start taking a medication for high blood pressure, you can't stop (or risk even more serious damage). Is this true? Further, while on this type of medication, activities/diet is limited. Since alcohol is avoided, does this mean all alcohol must be avoided? Answered by Sharri Grindle 4 months ago.
I take micardis and i haven't had any major side effects from it, and i also drink two beers a day without any adverse effects. Answered by Valentine Abdel 4 months ago.
Is micardis 80mg. a blood thinner?
Asked by Doyle Enrique 4 months ago.
Micardis is used to treat high blood pressure Answered by Damion Hizkiya 4 months ago.
Its a antihypertensive (high blood pressure). Adults take 40mg by mouth. blood pressure response is dose related over a range of 20 -80mg a day. Answered by Candra Dunovant 4 months ago.
Nope! It is a antihypertensive medication (Angiotensin II receptor blocker (telmisartan) comes in 40 and 80 mg tab. Answered by Millicent Maybury 4 months ago.
Should taking Micardis for high blood pressure and Wellbutrin for anxiety have negative drug interactions?
My doctor has prescribed Micardis for high blood pressure and Wellbutrin for anxiety. I have been taking it together for 3 weeks now and am having some negative side effects. Excessive sweating, trouble sleeping, tiredness, headache and lowered sex drive are some of my symptoms. Would these side effects be more...
Asked by Lyman Nickenberry 4 months ago.
My doctor has prescribed Micardis for high blood pressure and Wellbutrin for anxiety. I have been taking it together for 3 weeks now and am having some negative side effects. Excessive sweating, trouble sleeping, tiredness, headache and lowered sex drive are some of my symptoms. Would these side effects be more related to the Wellbutrin or the Micardis? or the combination of the two? Does anyone know of a good blood pressure medicine that does not make you tired or effect one's sex drive for a 36 year old male? Answered by Laverna Wilemon 4 months ago.
both drugs can cause side effects... the micardis generally cause dizziness and headaches and faintness it occurs if the body supply of water has been depleted by diuretics( water pill) however the wellbbutrin can also cause insomina and dizziness and also lowered sex drive. Answered by Kyong Kester 4 months ago.
I took Micardis 80mg this morning and forgot and took it again tonight. What can happen?
Asked by Kenneth Korff 4 months ago.
I take Micardis 80 plus a forty as well . In my experience nothing will happen ! Cheers Pete Answered by Hobert Kunka 4 months ago.
Any questions on medicine call your pharmacist they will help you out. Answered by Geoffrey Jones 4 months ago.
i don't know you'll just have to wait and see. Answered by Denna Faines 4 months ago.
Can i replace norvasc 5 mg with micardis 40 mg?
Asked by Lupe Bohnenkamp 4 months ago.
they are both antihypertensive drugs, but they work along different pathways....ask your doctor, micardis may not be appropriate for you. Answered by Enedina Merkl 4 months ago.
Only under the direction of your doctor. Answered by Demetrius Ferdig 4 months ago.
no ~ they're different types of medication. Answered by Fletcher Ludvigsen 4 months ago.