Micardis is used for the cure of high blood pressure or hypertension. The generic name of this medicine is Telmisartan. This medicine is also used to lessen the threat of stroke, heart attack, and serious heart disorders in old age people. Telmisartan is related with the class of medications known as angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Micardis slows down the blood pressure by stopping the actions of a chemical (angiotensin II) that makes blood vessels to tighten or stiffen. It is used unaided or in mixture with some further blood pressure medications. The full effects of this medicine can be seen in 20 days.
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It is important to follow the dosing timetable set by the doctor to avoid an overdose. Overdose of this medicine can cause some serious effects.
Micardis can have some side effects like chest pain, breathing problems, swelling in your hands or feet and loss of appetite etc. You must contact your doctor instantly, if you feel any kind of these side effects.
Use this medication only after consulting with your doctor. People should tell the complete details about the medicines they used earlier or using presently. It will save them from facing extra problems of medicine interactions. You should discuss about the risks, benefits and dosage with your doctor too. Do not give this drug to someone else without the permission of the doctor otherwise it may be harmful for that person to use it without the prescription.