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Micardis-Telma-Telmisartan 20mg

Micardis-Telma-Telmisartan 20mg

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Generic Micardis or Telmisartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). In addition to this, it is also used to reduce the chances of heart attack, stroke or even death in patient suffering from cardiovascular problem. Such condition can be seen in patient of age group 55 or above or those people who are at risk of getting such disease.

By lowering the blood pressure, chances of heart attack, strokes and kidney problem get reduced. It belongs to the class of medicine known as angiotensin receptor blocker. This medicine functions by relaxing the blood vessels so that more blood can flow easily. Further, it is also used for treating heart failure and helps in protecting the kidney from getting damages that might occur due to diabetes.

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30 Tablets Telma - 20mg $0.29 $8.83
60 Tablets Telma - 20mg $0.27 $16.00
90 Tablets Telma - 20mg $0.25 $22.73


Generic Micardis or Telmisartan belong to the class of medicine known as angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It is used for the treatment of hypertenstion. This medicine is manufactured by various pharmaceutical under different geographical location. Generic Micardis is available under different trade name Telmisartan, etc.

Angiotensin converting enzyme is responsible for formation of angiotensin in the blood. This angiotensin gets attached to the angiotensin receptor that is present in many tissues and on muscle cells of the blood vessel.After attachment to the receptor, the muscle cells gets shorten and blood vessels become narrow that results in increase in blood pressure. Generic Micardis or Telmisartan blocks the angiotensin receptor and therefore by blocking the angiotensin, this medicine results in widening of blood vessel and also reduces the blood pressure. Generic Micardis or Telmisartan was approved by FDA in November 2000.

The patient should not share this medicine with someone who is showing same symptoms as the user of generic Micardis is showing. Additionally, the patient should perform essential medical test and keep a close eyes on the changes after the intake of the medicine.
Generic Micardis or Telmisartan should be stores at a temperature that ranges from 15-30 degree centigrade. The patient should not take out the tablet from the blister packing if they are not ready to use it.

Telmisartan is non-peptide and is chemically known as as 4'-[(1,4'-dimethyl-2'-propyl[2,6'-bi-1Hbenzimidazol]-1'-yl)methyl]-[1,1'-biphenyl]-2-carboxylic acid. It has a molecular weight of 514.63 and empirical formula as C33H30N4O2 .It appears as white to yellowish solid that is insoluble in water and soluble in strong acid and strong base.

The tablet of generic Micardis or Telmisartan contain various inactive ingredient such as sodium hydroxide, povidone, meglumine, sorbitol, magnesium stearate, lactose monohydrate, maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose and sodium starch glycolate.

Other medicine of same class includes:

• Losartan (Cozaar)
• Valsartan (Diovan)
• Irbesartan (Avapro)
• Candesartan (Atacand)

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Additional Information

Generic TELMISARTAN (tel-mi-SAR-tan)
Strength Micardis 20mg
Dosage The patient is given 20-80 mg of generic Micardis daily for treating high blood pressure. For reducing the risk of cardiovascular problem, the patient should be given 80 mg of generic Micardis daily.
Side Effects

The patient might suffer from side effect after the intake of generic Micardis. However, it is not necessary that all the user of the medicine will suffer from side effect. It depends on the immune system and response of the patient for the medicine. Some of the side effects that the patient might feel include:

• Headache
• Dizziness
• Back pain
• Fatigue
• Stomach upset
• Infection in upper respiratory tract
• Diarrhoea
• Hyperkalaemia
• Impotence
• Allergic reaction
• Reduced renal function
• Inflammation and destruction of muscle
• Swelling of tissues of throat and larynx
• Dizziness and light-headedness
• Unusual change in amount of urine
• Faintness
• Irregular heartbeat
• Muscle weakness
• Slow heartbeat


Before taking generic Micardis or Telmisartan, the patient should check on the all the ingredient present in the tablet. The ingredient present in it might cause allergic reaction in some patient.

Sometimes, the patient might get allergy from this medicine. They can have allergy from other medicine, if they are using it.Therefore, the patient should tell to the doctor about this prior taking generic Micardis.

Before taking the medicine, the patient should tell to the doctor if they have any medical history such as kidney disease, renal artery stenosis, liver disease, and blockage of bile duct, increased level of blood level of potassium in the blood, hyperkalaemia or dehydration.

Generic Micardis or Telmisartan might make the patient feel dizzy. Hence, the work that needs alertness such as driving vehicle or other such work should be avoided by the patient.

Intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverage should be avoided by the patient while using this medicine.

The drug might harm the infant as it can pass to the breast milk of breast-feeding patient. Therefore, such patient who are pregnant or feed their new born baby should consult to the doctor for using the medicine,

If the patient is using any herbal product or prescribed or non-prescribed medicine then they should tell to the doctor before taking generic Micardis.

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