TELMISARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Micardis HCT
This product contains 2 medications—Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide:
These medications are used together when 1 drug alone is not controlling your blood pressure. Your medical provider may direct you to start taking the individual medications first, and then switch you over to this combination product if this is the best dose combination for you.
This product may cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Tell your medical provider right away if you have any symptoms of dehydration or electrolyte imbalance, including:
Tell your medical provider right away if you experience any serious side effects, including:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Before using this medication, tell your medical provider or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
Some products that may interact with this drug include:
Symptoms of overdose may include fast heartbeat, severe dizziness and fainting.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms—such as passing out or trouble breathing—call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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