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MICARDIS is the brand name for telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is MICARDIS HCT available in?

What dosages is MICARDIS HCT available in?

MICARDIS contains telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide and is available as a 40 mg/12.5 mg, 80 mg/12.5 mg, 80 mg/25 mg oral tablet.

What is MICARDIS HCT used for?

What is MICARDIS HCT used for?

MICARDIS HCT is an ARB/thiazide diuretic that is used to treat high blood pressure.

How does MICARDIS HCT work?

How does MICARDIS HCT work?

MICARDIS HCT is a combination of two medications that help lower blood pressure: Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a hormone called angiotensin II that tightens blood vessels and causes your body to hold on to more fluid. Both of these actions can raise your blood pressure. Telmisartan helps to relax your blood vessels, which causes your blood pressure to go down. Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that makes you urinate more. It works in your kidneys to remove extra water and certain electrolytes (like sodium and potassium), which helps lower your blood pressure.

How do I take MICARDIS HCT?

How do I take MICARDIS HCT?

MICARDIS HCT is typically dosed in ranges from 80 mg/12.5 mg (telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide) to 160 mg/25 mg (telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide) by mouth once daily.
Your dose might differ if you have liver problems.

Is it safe for me to take MICARDIS HCT?

Is it safe for me to take MICARDIS HCT?

MICARDIS HCT is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a known hypersensitivity to telmisartan or any component, anuria, or are taking aliskiren.

MICARDIS HCT Common Side Effects

MICARDIS HCT Common Side Effects

Common side effects of MICARDIS HCT:

  • Cough, sore throat, and other symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection
  • Back pain
  • Stuffy nose, sinus pressure, and other symptoms of a sinus infection
  • Diarrhea
MICARDIS HCT Serious Side Effects

MICARDIS HCT Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with MICARDIS HCT. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe allergic reaction: rash, trouble breathing, swelling of the face, lips, throat
    Severe low blood pressure: dizziness, feeling faint
  • Kidney problems: urinating less often than usual, swelling, unexplained weight gain
  • Changes in your electrolytes (potassium, sodium, magnesium): nausea, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, thirst, muscle cramps
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on MICARDIS HCT

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on MICARDIS HCT

The following medications may interact with MICARDIS HCT:

  • Lithium: Risk of lithium toxicity
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): Reduced diuretic, natriuretic, and antihypertensive effects; increased risk of renal impairment
  • Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system: Increased risk of renal impairment, hypotension, and hyperkalemia
  • Antidiabetic drugs: Dosage adjustment may be required Cholestyramine and colestipol: Reduced absorption of thiazides


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Is MICARDIS HCT safe in pregnancy?

Is MICARDIS HCT safe in pregnancy?

MICARDIS HCT may cause harm to your unborn baby. Discontinue MICARDIS HCT when pregnancy is recognized.


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