Micardis 80 mg
Micardis is a drug that belongs to the class of angiotensin 2 receptors antagonist or blockers. They oppose the effect of angiotensin and aids smooth arterial blood flow. This all helps in reducing the elevated blood pressure levels therefore useful in hypertension. It is also given in other cardiovascular problems.
Angiotensin II receptors are the drugs that opposes the renin angiotensin aldosterone system. It inhibits the action of angiotensin hormone and is useful in various cardiovascular conditions like: hypertension, stroke, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris. Micardis is used in the treatment of hypertension, chest pain and heart attack.
Micardis is an angiotensin receptor antagonist and is an important drug given in heart associated conditions. Micardis gets bind with angiotensin receptor antagonist and causes following actions like: relaxes blood vessels and aids smooth blood flow; decreases workload of the heart; improves survival and prevents heart attack; reduces hospitalization and improve symptoms.
You should not take Micardis if you: are allergic to Micardis, have hypotension or low blood pressure, have congestive heart failure or aortic stenosis, have kidney disease or on dialysis, have angioedema, have high blood potassium levels or low sodium levels in blood, have liver problems, have any other heart problems, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding.
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. Dose is decided by the doctor depending upon the patient’s condition and demand. The initial recommended dose starts form 40 mg and can be increased or decreased depending upon the patient’s condition and severity. With time, dose adjustments are generally done according to the response of the patient. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.
You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. Always follow the instructions mentioned on the prescription label.
Micardis is taken once daily and can be taken before or after meal. The best way to take the medicine same time daily because it shows best results and helps to remember when to take the drug. It is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So before stopping the drug intake, always consult physician first.
All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious but most of the times they are not. Common side effects are mentioned below: headache, sinus pain, back pain, diarrhea.
Keep Micardis in a close tight container and out of reach of children. Don’t use the expired medicine. Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with Micardis. Dehydration, sweating and vomiting increases the risk of low blood pressure so always consult your physician. Micardis passes into breast milk and may cause fetal damage. Monitor your blood pressure levels regularly.
Along with Micardis, diet exercise and weight control are also needed to keep blood pressure levels under control. Don’t exceed the recommended dose.
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