telmisartan, Micardis (cont.)

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

PRESCRIBED FOR: Telmisartan is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It also is used for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes in patients 55 years of age or older at high risk of developing major cardiovascular events but who are unable to take ACE inhibitors.

SIDE EFFECTS: Like other angiotensin receptor blockers, telmisartan generally is well-tolerated. The most common side effects are:

Patients also may experience impotence, reduced renal function, and allergic reactions. Rhabdomyolysis (inflammation and destruction of muscle) and angioedema (swelling of soft tissues including those of the throat and larynx) are rare but serious side effects of telmisartan.



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 20, 40, and 80 mg.

STORAGE: Telmisartan should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F). The tablets should be kept in their blister-pack packaging until they are used.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/28/2015

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Finder Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.

Back to Medications Index