What is Micardis?
Micardis is a drug for sustained reduction in pressure in hypertension. The action of this medicine has due to the active ingredient – telmisartan. Properties Micardis is a blocker of receptors sensitive to angiotensin II – a hormone, which will increase the tone of the vascular wall and narrowing of the vessel lumen.
The effect of the drug develops gradually, over three hours, but is prolonged over days. Micardis treatment gives maximum results to the end of the first or second month of use. If the patient stopped using the drug, his blood pressure will gradually return to those indicators, which was initiated therapy. Exceeding these values does not occur (no effect of “ricochet”).
Use Micardis if:
This tool is made in pills that are recommended to be taken once a day. Manual of the drug allows to associate its use with food intake. Described the standard dosage Micardis but, as is the case with other antihypertensive agents, they are only guidelines, based on which the doctor selects individual treatment.
Micardis is contraindicated if:
- Obstruction of the bile ducts;
- Heavy infringements of function of kidneys, liver;
- Of fructose intolerance;
- Children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women.
Side effects and overdose Micardis.
This drug has a systemic effect on the human body. Therefore, during therapy, can undesirable way to “respond” in different organ systems. The most expected effect of drug on the cardiovascular system. This too can greatly decrease the pressure to develop the heart, to occur the pain in the chest. Symptoms of Micardis action on the nervous system – feeling of weakness, sleeping disorders, convulsions and etc. Sometimes there is a cough, the development of respiratory infections. The liver and digestive system as a whole can suffer when using these pills. If the urinary system fails, the patient has edema, infection nursing, bladder and etc. May be other unwanted symptoms that are associated with taking drug.
If the patient to take too high a dose of the drug is its pressure will fall to a greater extent than is required. Depending on the manifested symptoms and the treatment is carried out.
Reviews about Micardis.
Informative discussion of this drug on one of the forums where doctors consult online. The woman described the treatment of her mother with hypertension. The therapy was turned on Micardis and other drugs. The discussion began with the question, is it possible to replace these funds over budget? – About Micardis specialists suggested that it is appropriate to replace, for example, on Losap, which has a similar effect, and is cheaper. One commenter advised me to check with the attending physician, if mom’s intolerance of another group of drugs – ACE inhibitors (for example, Monopril, Captopril)? – If the use of these drugs maybe the experts can assign them instead of drug.
The effectiveness of this antihypertensive agent, of course, depends on the condition of the patient, the causes of his hypertension. And here is the best way to restore health is reference to the good doctor, who will prescribe the right use of drug and other supporting means.