Micardis, also known as Telmisartan, belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers, which handles the moderation of the aldosterone-angiotensin system. Micardis treats hypertension and other heart diseases like strokes or heart failures because it has a high bonding capability to the angiotensin receptors. This interaction helps prevent the blood vessels from getting narrow hence preventing high blood pressure. Micardis (telmisartan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist which works by preventing blood vessels from narrowing thus lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow. Micardis is mainly used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. This medication is also used to reduce the risk of stroke, kidney problems, heart attack as well as death from heart problems especially in patients above 55 years of age who suffer from severe heart disorders. Micardis can also be used together with other blood pressure medications. Consult your doctor for more information. Micardis may cause some needed side effects as well as unwanted side effects. Some of the side effects caused by Micardis include; fast heartbeat, changes in vision, headache, fever, nausea, diarrhea, nervousness, fatigue, and confusion. Consult the doctor if you experience these side effects.
Drug Name: Micardis
Generic name: Telmisartan