About Micardis

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About Micardis

Telmisartan is used to lower blood pressure in non-organ hypertension (so-called essential or primary hypertension).

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Lower blood pressure for high blood pressure
  • Prevent hypertensive vascular damage

This is how Telmisartan works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of telmisartan.
Please also read the information on the drug groups AT1 receptor antagonists, antihypertensives, to which the active ingredient telmisartan belongs.

Application of the active substance telmisartan

Telmisartan is used to lower blood pressure in non-organ hypertension (so-called essential or primary hypertension).

Furthermore, the active substance serves to prevent further damage to the cardiovascular system in the case of arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris, stroke and arterial circulatory disorders (intermittent claudication) or type 2 diabetes mellitus, if this already causes damage to vessels, kidneys or eyes has led.

More detailed information is available on the following Telmisartan application areas:

  • Hypertension

How Telmisartan Works

Telmisartan belongs to the group of AT1 receptor antagonists. Like all drugs in this group, telmisartan displaces the most potent endocrine disruptor, angiotensin II, from its AT1 receptor binding site. As a result, the blood vessels expand, the blood pressure drops.

In addition, according to new studies, telmisartan also seems to activate special receptors of fat cells in the body. The excitement of these receptors controls the conversion of carbohydrates to fat and increases the sensitivity of fat cells to insulin. Many hypertensive patients also suffer from disorders of blood lipid and blood sugar regulation (the so-called metabolic syndrome). For these patients, telmisartan has the advantage of lowering the sugar and insulin concentrations as well as the triglyceride concentration in the blood, while increasing the level of vascular protective HDL cholesterol.

Telmisartan is generally very well tolerated. Its antihypertensive effect lasts about 24 hours after ingestion. It is almost completely broken down by the liver. In long-term therapy, telmisartan reaches its maximum effect after six to eight weeks.

Potential Micardis side effects may include:

Micardis used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Cynthia D. Gage says:
    4.5 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    I have had bisoprolol for some years to lower blood pressure. After increasing blood pressure (stress), despite increasing the dose, my blood pressure was so high that I felt so ill that I was in the hospital. A cardiologist advised me to take another medication for high blood pressure because a beta blocker for me, which is already obese (50 years, 1.67 cm, 100 kg), is not good. (Metabolic problems and STRONG fatty liver). For 90 days I take Micardis. I’ve lost 4 kg since then without exercise and the same diet. My stomach pressure is gone and I feel fine. What bothers me a lot is the constipation. But it can also be through another drug, which I take against my stress. I can only recommend to anyone (who has more belly fat, like me, otherwise normal sized limbs) to talk to his doctor and get another drug prescribed as a beta blocker for high blood pressure. Since then, I’ve been walking the world differently, thinking people are probably taking all beta blockers that look like me. (Non-drinkers and non-smokers)

    Side effects: Constipation
  2. Calvin A. Eller says:
    3.0 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    Spasmex works quickly, the urinary urgency decreases significantly. This effect holds m.E. a few hours after ingestion. Side effects: I suspect that Spasmex is (in) responsible for a severe constipation. Micardis worked for me after about 2 weeks, the blood pressure stabilized (from 190/105 to 135/85) and the pulse went back to about 60.

    Side effects: Constipation
  3. Jacqueline J. Michels says:
    3.0 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    I take micardis, amlodipine and metoprolol daily for hypertension. The blood pressure has normalized, which you can expect when you take at least 90 tablets a month. The side effects are serious for me: severe itching of the skin, water retention in the legs, coughing attacks (meanwhile the doctor says it would be COPD,) heartache, sleep disorders

  4. Deborah J. Murphy says:
    2.0 rating

    Micardis for Heart rhythm disturbances; High blood pressure

    I am taking Paroxate 10mg for 2 months with the following initial side effects: fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea in the first 2 weeks, then excessive appetite and rapid weight gain, in the first 4 weeks of morning inner restlessness, hands and legs shaking, since 2nd week at night and in the morning when waking up a queasy feeling with upper abdominal pressure with panic, as if I was slowly awakening from a fainting. When I get up, that feeling disappears. Now after 2 months, my initial fears have not completely disappeared, but I dare to go shopping alone again and move farther than 5 kilometers away from my place of residence. I took Paroxate for 41/2 years 6 years ago, However, 20 mg per day, and have no more fears, only I am 25 kg heavier. However, I did not have any of these side effects at the time. Now I do not dare to increase the dosage to 20 mg, because this unpleasant waking may then be intensified. By the way, when I had a 1 1/2 year paroxet break, I lost another 15 kilos without dieting. MICARDIS 80 mg side effects: irritating cough in the first few weeks, sweating NEBILET 2.5 mg side effects: itching and redness on the eyelids, water retention on the face

  5. Rafael B. Rivers says:
    4.0 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    Use in high blood pressure 130/90 two weeks test phase lt. Internist 6 weeks: severe stabbing pain left ventral / hip, strong sweating even with light load, 1 week with a little stabbing heart pain, greatly reduced Urinlass despite much fluid intake, tingling in the right forearm, partially leg cramps, mild diarrhea, weight gain, drug discontinued after 2 weeks due to persistent stinging pain, dose was 40 mg. After 1 day no more pain, no diarrhea, normal Urinlaß

  6. Concetta F. Michael says:
    3.0 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    Since I take the pills I have diarrhea and abdominal pain, even a slight stomach pain. The abdominal pain is often very strong and stressful, not less, more likely to increase. There are also back pains in the kidney area. Although I made no change in diet or lifestyle, I lose weight. I have lost 4 kg since taking micardis plus.

    Side effects: Stomach pain; Diarrhea; Back pain
  7. Stephanie H. Moore says:
    4.0 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    I took Micardis for 10 days. the hypotensive effect was only moderate. However, there were unbearable sweats / heat flashes, which occurred 20-30 times a day and also at night. Since this condition was unbearable, the preparation was discontinued. 2-3 days later, the sweats had disappeared. Tiredness and lack of drive were also determined by me, which is the case with many people with blood pressure. the sweats were absolutely unacceptable!

    Side effects: Hot flashes; Listlessness; Fatigue
  8. Alicia R. Masson says:
    3.0 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    At first there was a good tolerability, the intake is easy before or after breakfast. After a while, however, I noticed severe itching on the skin of the forearms, which appeared cyclically every night as well as accelerated pulse (90-95 / minute). In addition, there is the whole day and at night strong sweating and hot flashes. Occasionally, measurements revealed that the blood pressure was still elevated (145/85 to 170/90). The family doctor describes the drug as Nebenwirkunsarm.

    Side effects: Hot flashes; Sweat; Itching
  9. Angela K. Hewitt says:
    2.5 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    I have been taking the pill for 14 years, have tried different … after taking Valette 6 months I got extremely high blood pressure. (220/160) I switched to the Yasminelle … Blood pressure has normalized thanks to bills and Micardis (10mg daily). For that I have something of no desire, my friend really believes that I am alien. My clitoris has become absolutely insensitive. It started shortly after taking Micardis I took later, it is certainly not. In addition, I constantly struggling with cold and cough, which I had never before taking these short intervals. Antibiotics only help in the short term. My doctor has now diagnosed with bronchial asthma … I’m sure it has to do with the pills. I will take the Yasminelle for another month and then settle … (I’ll continue)

  10. Sam M. Wilson says:
    3.5 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    On the recommendation of a cardiologist switched to MICARDIS 40mg. Not the hoped effect. Blood pressure rose slightly. After 3 – 4 weeks I got more and more problems with the Atémwegen – coughing, clogging, suppuration of the paranasal sinuses. These are treated 2-3 times a year with antibiotics. About 8 weeks ago Switched to MICARDIS Plus 80mg. After about two weeks, the suppuration of Nedbenhölen and the cough increased. After another 2 weeks, all symptoms of a massive cold with onset of pneumonia. Taken 12 days antibiotics. Four days later, the sidelines began to pave again. MICARDIS deposed and taken 4 days nothing. I was able to breathe freely again after 3 days and the constant coughing was gone. Nebenhölen again free. For people with appropriate disposition I think this drug is very problematic. Not least because the antihypertensive effect is partially reversed by the inflammatory processes in the body.

    Side effects: Infection-susceptibility
  11. Emmanuel A. Potts says:
    4.0 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    1. Highly accumulated muscle pain in general with accumulation of shoulder muscle pain 2. Mucus and mucus 3. Circulatory disorder in the legs

    Side effects: To cough; Muscle aches
  12. Gwendolyn S. Floyd says:
    3.5 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    Creeping irritation occurring creeping up to several coughing fits per day, after cessation of markedly reduced cough as in asthma b. common

    Side effects: To cough
  13. Robert T. Settles says:
    1.0 rating

    Micardis for Heart rhythm disturbances

    To relieve the heart, I was prescribed in addition to Concor Micardis 40 mg. As a side effect, I noticed: slight scratching of the throat, falling asleep when taking it immediately before going to sleep, so take about 1 hour before.

    Side effects: Sleep disorders