INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Micardis® (telmisartan) tablets are a prescription medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Additionally, MICARDIS 80 mg tablets are used in certain high-risk people aged 55 years and older to help lower their risk of having certain cardiovascular problems such as stroke, heart attack, or death.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
MICARDIS can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your blood pressure if you plan to become pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking MICARDIS tablets, tell your doctor right away.
If you have diabetes and take MICARDIS, you should not take aliskiren.
Do not take MICARDIS if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active ingredient (telmisartan) or any other ingredient in MICARDIS tablets. Tell your doctor about any allergies you may have and all of your medical conditions, including any liver, kidney, heart or visual problems, or lupus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or if you are breast feeding. You should not take MICARDIS and breast feed.
Tell your doctor about all other medications and supplements you are taking, especially if you are taking lithium, digoxin, diuretics (“water pills”), or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (“NSAIDs”). Tell your doctor if you are taking ACE-inhibitors or other medications for blood pressure. You should not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without consulting your healthcare professional.
MICARDIS can cause serious side effects including harm and death to your unborn child, low blood pressure, and kidney problems. Tell your doctor if you feel faint, dizzy, or light-headed or if you get swelling in your feet, ankles or hands. Your doctor may check your blood for potassium levels and tests of your kidney and liver function.
Serious allergic reactions may occur. Tell your doctor right away if you have signs of allergic reaction such as swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing, or skin rash.
The most common side effects seen in people taking MICARDIS are sinus pain, back pain, and diarrhea.
These are not all the possible side effects with MICARDIS. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information, for MICARDIS.