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: