Micardis

 
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Without a Prescription

High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
Micardis belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers.
Micardis is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure.
Micardis is prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Micardis works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels, causing them to widen.

Warnings

Tell your doctor if you have:
- Aortic valve damage;
- Dehydration;
- Kidney disease;
- Liver disease;
- Severe Congestive heart failure;

Side Effects

Micardis side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Back pain;
- Blurred vision;
- Change in the amount of urine;
- Dark urine;
- Decreased sexual ability;
- Dizziness;
- Easy bruising/bleeding;
- Fainting;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Lightheadedness;
- Muscle pain/tenderness/weakness;
- Persistent nausea/vomiting;
- Rash;
- Severe dizziness;
- Trouble breathing;
- Unusual tiredness;
- Yellowing eyes/skin;

Side Effects known to be associated with Micardis includes the following:
- Swelling in hands lower legs and feet;
- Sore throat;
- Sneezing;
- Skin rash;
- Runny nose;
- Painful urination or changes in urinary frequency;
- Nervousness;
- Nausea;
- Nasal congestion;
- Muscle pain or spasm;
- Lightheadedness;
- Large hives;
- Increased sweating;
- Heartburn;
- Headache;
- Head congestion;
- General tiredness or weakness;
- Fever;
- Fast heartbeat;
- Fainting;
- Ear congestion or pain;
- Dry mouth;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Coughing;
- Changes in vision;
- Changes in appetite;
- Bloating or gas;
- Back pain;
- Abdominal pain;

Drug Interactions

Talk to your doctor before using any medicines or any over-the-counter medicines for the following medical problems:
- Amiloride;
- Appetite control;
- Asthma;
- Colds;
- Cough;
- Diuretics;
- Hay fever;
- Lithium;
- Potassium-sparing "water pills";
- Ramipril;
- Sinus problems;
- Spironolactone;
- Triamterene;

Contraindications

Micardis is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you are allergic to ACE inhibitors (captopril, lisinopril);
- if you are allergic to Micardis;
- if you have any high blood levels of potassium;
- if you have any kidney disease;
- if you have any liver disease;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have any severe dehydration (and loss of electrolytes such as sodium);

Overdose

Reported Micardis overdose symptoms are:
- Severe dizziness or fainting;
- Unusually fast or slow heartbeat;
Without Prescription (2017)