What is Micardis used for? Micardis is used to treat high blood
pressure. It may be used alone or with other drugs to treat high blood pressure.
Warning(s) for Micardis: Do not take Micardis when you are pregnant,
except in extremely rare cases. If you find out you are pregnant while taking Micardis,
call your health care provider as soon as possible. Taking Micardis or similar drugs
during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy may cause harm and even death to the
unborn baby. These effects do not appear to happen if you take Micardis or similar drugs
only during the first trimester. Infants who have been exposed to Micardis while in the
uterus should be closely monitored.
General Precautions with Micardis:
- When taken together with digoxin, Micardis can raise the amount of digoxin in
your blood. If you are taking digoxin your doctor will monitor your digoxin levels and may
need to adjust the dose.
- If you are being treated with diurectics (water pills), watch for signs of low
blood pressure, such as dizziness or fainting. If you experience any of these signs,
contact your health care provider right away for treatment. You can still continue being
treated with Micardis.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a child.
What are some possible side effects of Micardis? (This is NOT
a complete list of side effects reported with Micardis. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
When side effects occur they are generally mild and do not last long. Some
possible side effects include:
- Cold-like symptoms
- Back pain
- Sinus inflammation
- Sore throat
For more detailed information about Micardis, ask your health care provider.