MICARDIS PLUS. 80 mg. 12.5 mg. 28 tablets
MICARDIS PLUS. 80 mg. / 12.5 mg. 28 tablets
WHAT MICARDIS 80 MG TABLETS AND WHAT IT IS USED
Each tablet contains a dose of 80 mg telmisartan. MICARDIS 80 mg tablets are available in packs of 14, 28, 28 x 1, 56 or 98 tablets. Some pack sizes may not be available on the market.
MICARDIS belongs to the group of medicines known as angiotensin receptor-ll. Angiotensin-ll is a substance that narrows blood vessels, making it difficult passage of blood through them. This causes an increase in blood pressure. MICARDIS blocks this effect of angiotensin II, causes relaxation of blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure.
MICARDIS tablets used to treat high blood pressure. This condition is known as essential hypertension. When your doctor measure your blood pressure, it may reveal that it is above the normal range for your age. If left untreated, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels in several organs: heart, kidneys, brain and eyes. In some cases this can lead to heart attacks, heart or kidney failure, stroke (stroke), and blindness. Symptoms as a result of high blood pressure usually does not occur before damage occurs. Blood pressure measurement is necessary, in order to verify if it is within the normal range, and whether treatment is necessary.
High blood pressure can be treated and controlled with medicines such as MICARDIS. Your doctor may also recommend that you change your lifestyle to lower high blood pressure (losing weight, avoiding smoking, reducing alcohol consumption and the amount of salt in the diet). It can also be recommended a regular, light exercise such as walking or swimming.
2. Before taking MICARDIS 80 MG TABLETS
Do not take MICARDIS:
- If you are allergic to telmisartan or any other ingredients in the composition of MICARDIS tablets;
- If you are in the second or third quarter;
- If you are breastfeeding;
- If you suffer from biliary obstruction (problems with drainage of bile from the gall bladder);
- If you suffer from severe liver disease;
Until now has not been established safety and efficacy of MICARDIS in children and adolescents up to 18 years.
Be especially careful with MICARDIS:
- If you have kidney disease or have had a kidney transplant;
- If you have liver disease;
- If you suffer from frequent vomiting and / or diarrhea;
- If you suffer from heart disease;
- If you have elevated levels of certain hormones (aldosterone).
You should also tell your doctor:
- If you are on a diet low in salt;
- If you have hereditary fructose intolerance;
- If you have high levels of potassium in the blood.
Use of MICARDIS with food and drink
So far, no evidence for the interaction of MICARDIS with food and drink.
It is preferable not to take MICARDIS during the first trimester of pregnancy. If you become pregnant during treatment with MICARDIS, consult your doctor. MICARDIS should not apply in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy (see "Do not take MICARDIS").
Before planning pregnancy should be a move to a suitable alternative treatment.
Micardis should not be used during breast-feeding (see "Do not take MICARDIS").
Driving and using machines
MICARDIS unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. During the treatment of high blood pressure can rarely occur dizziness or fatigue. If you experience these symptoms, consult your physician before continuing active.
Important information about some of the ingredients of MICARDIS 80 mg tablets
MICARDIS 80 mg tablets containing 338 mg of sorbitol. If you are told that you have an intolerance to some sugars, consult your doctor before taking MICARDIS.
Use of MICARDIS 80 mg with other medicinal products
You should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, even those available without a prescription. MICARDIS usually does not interact with most other medicines that you can simultaneously take. Special precautionary measures (eg blood tests) may be taken if you are taking potassium supplements, potassium-containing salt substitutes, medications, potassium-sparing (some called diuretics. Water tablets), medicines containing lithium or digoxin.
3. HOW to take MICARDIS 80 MG TABLETS
MICARDIS 80 mg tablets are intended for adults and should not be taken by children and adolescents up to 18 years. Always take MICARDIS as prescribed by your doctor. You should continue to take MICARDIS every day for as long as prescribed by your doctor to control your blood pressure. If the effect of MICARDIS you are too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. The tablets should be swallowed with water.
The usual dose for most patients MICARDIS is 1 tablet of 40 mg once daily. This provides control blood pressure over 24 hours. Sometimes your doctor may recommend a lower dose - 20 mg per day or higher - 80 mg daily. In some cases, telmisartan may be used in combination with water tablets, such as hydrochlorothiazide, yielding a further reducing effect on blood pressure.
In patients with liver problems, the usual dose should not exceed 40 mg once dnevno.Ako take more tablets MICARDIS 80 mg, than you should
It is important to stick to the dose prescribed by your doctor. If you've taken too many tablets, do not hesitate, ask your doctor what to do or seek emergency room at the nearest hospital.
If you forget to take your prescribed dose of 80 mg MICARDIS
If you forget to take your prescribed medication, should not take the dose on the same day as soon as possible. If you do not receive the prescribed dose on the same day, take it the next day. Do not double the dose to make up for a missed dose.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, MICARDIS can also have adverse reaktsii.Slednite side effects are commonly reported: abdominal pain, arthralgia (joint pain), back pain, chest pain, cramps or leg pain, diarrhea, dyspepsia (indigestion), gastrointestinal complaints, flu-like symptoms, myalgia (muscle pain), skin complaints (such as eczema), symptoms of infection (eg urinary tract infections including cystitis), upper respiratory tract, including sore throat and sinusitis.
Have been reported following less common side effects: vision disorder, anxiety, increased sweating, dry mouth, flatulence, symptoms resembling tendinitis (inflammation of a tendon), vertigo (dizziness).
In addition, observed rare cases of skin redness, itching, fatigue, insomnia, depression, indigestion, vomiting, low blood pressure, "slow or fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, changes in blood components, weakness and lack of effect.
As with other angiotensin II antagonists have been reported isolated cases of angioedema (swelling of the face), urticaria and other similar side effects.
If you experience any side effects and they persist or become problematic, consult your doctor. If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE MICARDIS 80 MG TABLETS
Keep out of reach of children.
Store in the original package in order to protect the drug from moisture. There are no special storage instructions.
You should not take MICARDIS tablets after the expiry date shown on the packaging.