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. 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
  2. Harry K. Williams says:
    1.0 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    Muscle aches. When climbing stairs, you have sore muscles. By the plus in the Micardis, I took 80/25 I got blurred vision and sweaty feet! After 6 weeks erection problem. But worst of all, the motility of the sperm went down a lot. One could say that one became incapable of generation. Have dropped off after consultation with the doctor, the drug. Try another medicine now.

  3. Jack M. Stroble says:
    4.5 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    No negative side effects, I feel much fitter, blood pressure is now almost normal level, suggests very fast.

    Side effects: No side effects
  4. Jean P. Cortez says:
    4.5 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    I feel very restricted since taking Micardis. Suffer from severe flatulence, abdominal pain, sweat very much, suffer from dizziness more often in the morning, constantly have a dry nasal mucous membrane, which often starts to bleed. Furthermore, I can not sleep properly for about 14 days at night, very often awake and can not calm down. Due to the resulting lack of sleep, I feel pretty bad. In addition, for no apparent reason I have gained a weight gain of 2.5 kg, without having changed anything in the diet. I still have a lot of blood pressure.

  5. Otto P. Biehl says:
    2.5 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    first week 40 mg / day, from the second week 80 mg / day slight dizziness, drowsiness, head noises / ear pressure occur after 10 days ingestion on back pain at height kidney girdle practically no lowering of blood pressure values (

    Side effects: Back pain; Dizziness
  6. Michael R. Cassity says:
    4.0 rating

    Micardis for High blood pressure

    After approx. 6-8 weeks of intake, strong lasting muscle pain arose after sports activities. After several months of discontinuation of the drug and complete decrease in symptoms, the symptoms set after further use after four weeks of use again. After repeated discontinuation of the drug, no further muscle problems occur. Even after strong sports activities, I remain painless.

    Side effects: Muscle aches