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Known as Micardis Plus internationally


What is Micardis HCT used for?

Micardis HCT is used to treat high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This could result in damaged blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys which could result in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. This drug is often used as part of combination therapy to treat high blood pressure.


How does Micardis HCT work?

Micardis HCT is an oral medication that contains a combination of the active ingredients Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Telmisartan works by blocking the production of certain chemicals in your body called angiotensin II. It stops blood vessels from narrowing, which improves blood flow to the heart and arteries. The Hydrochlorothiazide dosage in the medication works by blocking salt and water reabsorption in the kidneys, which increases the output of urine containing increased amounts of water and salt. The combination of Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide reduces blood pressure more than either drug alone.

Before taking Micardis HCT or the generic alternative, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Micardis HCT dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Micardis HCT dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.


Micardis HCT or the Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Micardis HCT. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to problems with kidney disease, diabetes, heart failure, liver disease, or blockage of your bile duct. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide.

Side Effects

Some Micardis HCT side effects include:

Diarrhea, vomiting, back pain, sinus pain and congestion

Some serious Micardis HCT side effects include:

Hoarseness, difficulty breathing or swallowing, rapid weight gain, little or no urination, rash or blistering of the skin, pain and cramping in the lower leg that comes and goes during physical activity

If any side effects of Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is telmisartan?

Telmisartan is the angiotensin receptor blocker that is majorly responsible for the therapeutic effects of Micardis HCT. Hydrochlorothiazide is also found in Micardis HCT, which helps telmisartan be more effective and efficient. Inside Micardis, HCT contains either 40 or 80 mg of telmisartan (and between 12.5 and 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide).


What is telmisartan used for?

Micardis HCT is used to help lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Using Micardis HCT will help lower the risk of damaged blood vessels, which helps prevent stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure.


Where to buy Micardis plus?

Micardis HCT, or Micardis plus, can be purchased with a valid prescription from the comfort of your own home by ordering through My Drug Center. We carry the brand-name and the generic alternative (sold as telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide) at an affordable low cost, both available in all 3 strengths (40mg/12.5mg, 80mg/12.5mg, and 80mg/25mg).

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