MIKARDIS PLUS. 80 mg. 12.5 mg. 14 tablets
MIKARDIS PLUS. 80 mg. / 12.5 mg. 14 tablets
WHAT MICARDIS PLUS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR ?
MICARDIS PLUS in a combination of two active substances in one tablet - telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Both substances help to control high blood pressure.
- Telmisartan belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin receptor II.
Angiotensin II is a substance produced in your body which causes blood vessels to narrow , thus increasing your blood pressure. Telmisartan blocks the effect of angiotensin II so that the blood vessels relax and blood pressure is lowered.
Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a group of medicines called thiazide diuretics, which cause increased urine output , leading to lower your blood pressure.
If left untreated , high blood pressure can damage blood vessels in several organs, which can sometimes lead to heart attacks , heart or kidney failure, stroke and blindness. Symptoms as a result of high blood pressure usually does not occur before damage occurs . It is therefore important to regularly measure blood pressure to verify if it is within normal limits.
BEFORE YOU TAKE MICARDIS PLUS
Do not take MICARDIS PLUS
if you are allergic to telmisartan or any other ingredients of MICARDIS PLUS yd / .eyur
if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or to other drugs sulfonamide-derived
if you are pregnant after the third month
if you have severe liver problems such as cholestasis or biliary obstruction or any other underlying liver disease
if you have severe kidney disease
if your doctor determines that you have low calcium levels or high calcium levels in the blood that do not respond to treatment
Take special care with MICARDIS PLUS
Please tell your doctor if you suffer or have ever suffered from any of the following conditions or diseases:
- Low blood pressure, which is likely to occur if you are dehydrated or if you have salt deficiency due to diuretic therapy , a diet low in salt , diarrhea , vomiting, or hemodialysis
- Kidney disease or kidney transplant
- Renal artery stenosis
- Liver disease
- Heart problems
- Elevated aldosterone levels
- Lupus erythematosus
Pregnancy and lactation
You should tell your doctor poops think you are pregnant. Usually , your doctor will advise you to stop taking MICARDIS PLUS before you become pregnant or as soon as you know you are pregnant and will advise you to take another medicine instead of MICARDIS PLUS.MICARDIS PLUS is not recommended in early pregnancy, and must be taken if you are pregnant after three months , as it may cause serious harm to your baby if used after the third month.
MICARDIS PLUS is not recommended to mothers who are breastfeeding and your doctor may recommend other treatments.
HOW TO TAKE MICARDIS PLUS
The usual dose is one tablet per day.
Try to take the tablet at the same time each day. You can take MICARDIS PLUS with or without food. The tablets should be swallowed with some water or other soft drink. It is important to take MICARDIS PLUS every day until your doctor tells you otherwise .
If your liver is not working properly, the usual dose should not exceed 40 mg/12 , 5 mg once daily.
Common - dizziness
Uncommon - decreased levels of blood kaliyy , anxiety, seizures , tingling sensation and numbness , dizziness , rapid heart rate, irregular heart beat, low blood pressure, a sudden drop in blood pressure on standing , shortness of breath , symptoms of an upset stomach as diarrhea , dry mouth , flatulence , back pain , muscle cramps , muscle pain , erectile dysfunction, chest pain , increased levels of uric acid in the blood.
Rare - inflammation of the lung , a sense of sadness, difficulty sleeping , visual disturbances , difficulty breathing , abdominal pain, constipation , bloating , nausea , abnormal liver function, rapid swelling of the skin and mucous membranes , joint pain , pain in extremity , elevated uric acid, low sodium , elevated creatinine, liver enzymes or creatine phosphokinase in the blood.
Side effects of unknown frequency may include: sore throat, inflamed sinuses , inflammation of the stomach.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
The active substances are telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Each tablet contains 80 mg telmisartan and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate , corn starch , meglumine , microcrystalline cellulose , povidone , red iron oxide , sodium hydroxide , sodium starch glycolate, sorbitol