Micardis (Telmisartan) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Micardis is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and reduce cardiovascular risk in people unable to take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Micardis is also known by its drug name, Telmisartan.

Micardis is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). ARBs are believed to work by relaxing the blood vessels.

How do I take it?
Micardis is generally taken once daily.

Micardis comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Micardis lists common side effects including sinusitis, skin ulcers, leg cramps, back pain, and diarrhea.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Micardis include fetal toxicity and low blood pressure.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Micardis – Boehringer Ingelheim

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