Tablets: 40 milligrams,
Tablets: 80 milligrams.
Micardis is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).
Micardis controls high blood pressure. It works by blocking the effects of a hormone called angiotensin II. Unopposed, this substance tends to constrict the blood vessels while promoting retention of salt and water--actions that tend to raise blood pressure. Micardis prevents these effects and thus keeps blood pressure lower. It can be prescribed alone or with other high blood pressure medications, such as diuretics that help rid the body of excess water.
Micardis is taken once daily with or without food.
The usual starting dose is 40 mg once a day. If necessary, the dose can be increased to a maximum of 80 mg daily.
Like other angiotensin receptor blockers, Micardis generally is well-tolerated.
The most common side effects have been:
- Back pain (1 in 30);
- Diarrhea (1 in 30);
- Dizziness (1 in 25);
- Fatigue (1 in 30);
- Headache (1 in 10 patients);
Micardis side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Sinus Inflammation;
- Respiratory Tract Infection;
- Back Pain;