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Micardis 80mg Tablet

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Active Ingredient

telmisartan 

Introduction of Micardis 80mg Tablet

Micardis 80mg Tablet. can be used either independently or in together with other medication. It can be taken during the day or at night with or without eating. Try to take it daily at the fixed time, to get the optimal benefits. Even though you feel better, it is vital to keep taking it daily. Most people with elevated blood pressure do not show any signs.

To help regulate blood pressure include changes like physical exercise, weight loss, cessation of smoking, reduction in alcohol consumption, and reduction of salt in your diet, as your doctor has recommended.

Let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver complications before taking this medication. Before taking it, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers must check with the doctor. Your doctor can monitor your kidney function, blood pressure, and levels of potassium in your blood at periodically when you are taking this medication.

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Precautionary Steps of Micardis 80mg Tablet

Please consult a doctor especially before taking Micardis tab 80 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 80 mg Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Micardis tab 80 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 80 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 80mg Tablet.

Pregnancy Warning (Not Safe)
The use of Micardis 80mg Tablet is not recommended in the first trimester and it is not allowed during the second and third trimester. It is proved that Micardis 80mg 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 80mg 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 80mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness, all of which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney Warning ( Safe If Prescribed )
Micardis 80mg 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 ( Limited Data )
Occasional elevations of liver chemistries occurred in patients treated with Micardis 80mg Tablet. Dose adjustment may be required in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment. It is contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment.
As with all medications, you may experience some side effects. Not everyone experiences it. This is not a cause for concern. However, it is so that you are aware of it.

Many side effects require minimal medical assistance and fades as the body responds to the medicine. Speak to the doctor if they continue or if you are particularly worried.

This medication works well with most patients because it has little adverse effects. But, in some people, it can induce upper respiratory tract infection, back pain, sinus infection, and diarrhea. If you have any of these side effects, let the doctor know.

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

  • Take it daily at the same time to remind you to continue medication intake. 
  • For the first few days, it will make you feel dizzy.
  • If you have been seated or lying down for a long time, get up slowly. 
  • Your doctor may have routine testing conducted to check your blood levels of urea, creatinine, and potassium. 
  • Without seeing the doctor, do not take anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen together with the Micardis 80mg tablet.
  • It can increase blood potassium levels. Limit any supplements of potassium and diets high in potassium, such as bananas, coconut water, and broccoli.
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If you miss a dose of Micardis 80mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

1. What should I do when I missed a dose of Micardis tab 80 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 80 mg. Do I need to see a doctor?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Micardis tab 80 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 80 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 80 mg affect the child that I am bearing?

Limited information is available about the usage of Micardis tab 80 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 80 mg during breastfeeding or lactation?

Limited information is available about the usage of Micardis tab 80 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 80 mg?

Not recommended. Micardis tab 80 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 80 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 80 mg?

Consuming an expired dose of Micardis tab 80 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 80 mg?

Yes, Micardis tab 80 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 80 mg?

Micardis tab 80 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 80 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 80 mg?

The dosage and frequency of Micardis tab 80 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.



Information last updated on: : Wed Jun 09 2021 02:50:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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