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Micardis 40mg Tablet

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Micardis 40mg Tablet

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RM 60.90
RM 76.20
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Micardis tab 40 mg is made from the following ingredient:-
  1. Telmisartan (40 Mg) 
 
The outcome resulted from taking Micardis tab 40 mg are subjected to the intention of using it and the appropriate dosage of the medication consumed. It is advisable to take this medication with meal or immediately after eating. The drug should be strictly taken as per prescribed dosage by the doctor.


You can obtain it from a local pharmacy. There are a few generic variants available as well. The drug is considered as inexpensive by popular opinion. Please check the expiry date and prescription details mentioned on this packaging of 30 tablets. 

It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim 
 
How to use Micardis tab 40 mg?
Swallow the tablet in one go and do not chew it. Consume according to the dose prescribed by your doctor.

  • Patients with kidney problems and liver disease need to consult with a doctor before consuming Micardis tab 40 mg.
  • The dosage should be taken as advised by the doctor. Keep enough gap between two dosages.
  • The duration of time for this drug to give an effect is based on the intended use and dosage of medicine consumed. If there is no relief from the symptoms, please talk to a doctor for an alternative solution.


General advice for Micardis tab 40 mg:
  • Do not give this medication to someone you feel has a similar symptoms. Similarly, do not consume this medication on the advice from a friend or family. 
  • Please ensure the expiry date on the package or with the pharmacist before purchasing the medication.
  • Make sure to keep Micardis tab 40 mg in a room temperature environment and avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight
  • Discontinue Micardis tab 40 mg or inform your doctor if any rashes or other side effects occur.
  • You need a doctor’s prescription to get this medication. It is advisable to seek professional medical opinion before consuming this medication.
  • This medication has several uses as well as side effects. Micardis tab 40 mg users are advised to avoid jumping into conclusions without reading the information about the medication thoroughly.

Please consult a doctor especially before taking Micardis tab 40 mg. If you have any of the following conditions & contraindications:-
  • Hypersensitivity to telmisartan
  • Biliary obstructive disorders
  • Concomitant use with aliskiren in patients with DM or renal impairment 
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • 2nd & 3rd trimesters of pregnancy
  • Lactation
Please stop using this medication if you are experiencing these symptoms and conditions.

 
Micardis tab 40 mg Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Micardis tab 40 mg varies from a person to another person. It is advisable to check with your doctor about all the possible drug interactions before starting the medication.
  • Potassium sparing diuretics
  • Potassium supplements and salt substitutes containing potassium
  • Digoxin
  • Lithium
  • NSAIDs 
  • ACE inhibitors 
  • Direct renin-inhibitor aliskiren 

This is an incomprehensive list of drug-to-drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Micardis tab 40 mg function. Do inform your doctor about all your current medications prior to consuming this drug. 

Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other diseases or if you are taking any other medication
  • Do not discontinue the prescribed course


Alcohol Warning (Not Advisable)
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may exaggerate some of the side effects of Micardis 40mg Tablet.

Pregnancy Warning (D)
The use of Micardis 40mg Tablet is not recommended in the first trimester and it is not allowed during the second and third trimester. It is proved that Micardis 40mg Tablet will exert toxic effects on the human foetus during the second and third trimester.

Breastfeeding Warning (Limited Data)
There is no information available regarding the use of Micardis 40mg Tablet during breast-feeding, therefore, it is not recommended. Alternative treatments with better-established safety profiles during breast-feeding are preferable.

Driving Warning (Not Advisable)
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Micardis 40mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness, all of which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney Warning (Safe)
Micardis 40mg Tablet effectively and safely reduces blood pressure and brought about the regression of proteinuria in diabetic and non-diabetic, hypertensive, proteinuric patients with chronic kidney disease, even in those with mild-to-moderate chronic renal failure.

Liver Warning (Use With Care)
Occasional elevations of liver chemistries occurred in patients treated with Micardis 40mg Tablet. Dose adjustment may be required in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment. It is contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment.

There could be certain side-effects associated with the usage of the medication. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Urinary Tract Infection, 
  2. Upper Resp Tract Infection
  3. Sepsis
  4. Anaemia
  5. Anaphylactic reaction 
  6. Hypersensitivity 
  7. Hyperkalaemia
  8. Hypoglycaemia (in diabetic patients)
  9. Anxiety
  10. Insomnia
  11. Depression
  12. Syncope 
  13. Visual disturbance
  14. Vertigo
  15. Bradycardia 
  16. Tachycardia 
  17. Hypotension
  18. Dyspnoea 
  19. Dry Mouth
  20. Stomach discomfort
  21. Liver disorder
  22. Angioedema 
  23. Pruritus
  24. Hyperhidrosis
  25. Arthralgia
  26. Back pain
  27. Myalgia 
  28. Renal Impairment
  29. Chest Pain
  30. Asthenia (weakness).
While some these symptoms are more common, there are a few rare symptoms that could also occur. If you are feeling any other symptoms (whether it is mentioned in the above list or not), please consult with a doctor immediately. Please, consult with a doctor if you are having rashes or blurry visions. Report if you experience any other symptoms as the above list may not be exhaustive. These symptoms become more prominent as when one is undergoing a long term therapy with this medication. 

Hypotension, Orthostatic hypotension, Hyperkalaemia, Bradycardia, Chest pain, Tachycardia, Palpitation, Difficulty in breathing, Hypertension, Peripheral oedema, Intermittent claudication, Increased serum creatinine, Tinnitus, Vertigo.

1. What should I do when I missed a dose of Micardis tab 40 mg?

If you have missed a dose by chance, try to consume it as soon as possible when you notice. If the time to your next dosage is close, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try to not double the dosage. 


2. I  think I have accidentally overdosed from the prescribed quantity of Micardis tab 40 mg. Do I need to see a doctor?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Micardis tab 40 mg, please talk to a physician immediately as overdosage more than the prescribed quantity might lead to undesirable side-effects. 


3. Am I allowed to drink alcohol after taking Micardis tab 40 mg?

No information available on the use of Micardis and alcohol. In any case, do not consume more than 90 mL a day.


4. Will the consumption of Micardis tab 40 mg affect the child that I am bearing?

Limited information is available about the usage of Micardis tab 40 mg during pregnancy. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Pregnant women can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.


5. I am currently nursing my baby. Is it safe to use Micardis tab 40 mg during breastfeeding or lactation?

Limited information is available about the usage of Micardis tab 40 mg during breastfeeding or lactation. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Lactating mother can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.


6. Am I able to drive when I consume  Micardis tab 40 mg?

Not recommended. Micardis tab 40 mg might make you feel drowsy and may cause blurry vision. It is considered unsafe to drive when you feel such symptoms.


7. Does Micardis tab 40 mg have an addictive property?

Please refer to the information on the package carefully.


8. What should I do if I mistakenly took an expired dose of Micardis tab 40 mg?

Consuming an expired dose of Micardis tab 40 mg by accident might not be harmful but do consult your physician for advice just to be safe in this matter. 


9. Is it alright to use nutritional supplements such as Zincovit, D-rise 60k along with 
Micardis tab 40 mg?

Yes, Micardis tab 40 mg can be taken with supplements. But, it is advisable for you to inform your physician about all the current medications as well supplements that you are currently taking before using this medicine.


10. Can you explain on the safety of the usage of Micardis tab 40 mg?

Micardis tab 40 mg is safe to use if taken in the prescribed dosage as suggested by the physician.


11. Do I have to gradually reduce the dosage of Micardis tab 40 mg or can it be stopped abruptly? 
There are some drugs that cannot be stopped immediately as it can have some withdrawal symptoms. Consult with your doctor regarding the usage of the medication as well as withdrawal symptoms, if any.


12. In a day, how many times should I take Micardis tab 40 mg?

The dosage and frequency of Micardis tab 40 mg is based on your condition. Use the drug as instructed by your doctor. You can also follow the instruction that has been printed on the product insert.




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Mechanism of Action
Blood pressure-lowering effect by selectively blocking the binding of angiotensin II to AT1 receptors, thereby reducing angiotensin II-induced peripheral vessels constriction, aldosterone-secretion and sodium reabsorption.

Information last updated on: : Tue Dec 03 2019 06:12:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) 4.9

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