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Telmisartan is the generic version of Micardis, a tablet prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), which relax blood vessels and encourage blood flow. This lowers blood pressure levels, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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About Telmisartan (Generic Micardis)
How does it work?
Telmisartan works by blocking a substance called angiotensin II in the body, which usually narrows blood vessels and raises blood pressure. By blocking this substance, Telmisartan helps blood vessels relax and keeps blood pressure in check, which can benefit people with hypertension or other heart-related medical conditions.
What does it treat?
Telmisartan is a hypertension medicine. It’s also prescribed to help lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and specific kidney problems.
What forms does it come in?
Telmisartan comes in different forms, mainly as tablets or capsules you take by mouth.
Telmisartan vs. Micardis
Both medications contain the active ingredient Telmisartan. They treat high blood pressure and other heart-related conditions in the same way. Telmisartan is the medication’s generic name while Micardis is a brand-name version of the same drug.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high blood pressure prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Telmisartan 20 mg (30 tablets) start at $12.49.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Telmisartan 20 mg (30 tablets)*
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Telmisartan (Generic Micardis) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Telmisartan (Generic Micardis)?
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack
- Protects the kidneys
- Improves heart function
- Reduces the risk of death from heart disease
Who should not take this medication?
- Those who are allergic to Telmisartan
- People with a known allergy or severe reaction to ARBs (Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers)
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant
- People with a history of angioedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat)
- People with a rare genetic condition called hereditary angioedema
- Those with severe kidney disease or a history of kidney problems
- People who have high levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia)
- Those who are taking Neprilysin Inhibitors like Entresto (Sacubitril/Valsartan)
- People who are taking Aliskiren, another type of blood pressure medication
If you have any of these conditions—or a history of dehydration, aortic or mitral stenosis, heart failure, diabetes, liver problems, low blood pressure (hypotension) or collagen vascular disease (such as lupus or scleroderma)—speak with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.
Taking this medication when you have these conditions should be carefully and closely monitored by a healthcare provider.
Also tell your medical provider about any other medications you’re using before you start this hypertension treatment.
How do you take this medication?
You take this medication by mouth, with or without food, usually once a day at the same time each day. Follow your health provider’s instructions carefully for the best results.
High blood pressure is a long-term (chronic) condition that can harm your organs. Medications for blood pressure are not a one-time cure. This medicine doesn't provide a complete cure for high blood pressure, so it's important to continue taking it, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking it suddenly, this could cause dangerous problems, like heart attack or stroke. Follow your medical provider's instructions carefully.
Also, please keep in mind that it may take some time for this medication to achieve its full effect in managing your blood pressure. Don't be discouraged if you don't notice immediate changes. Continue taking your medication as prescribed, and consult with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember—unless it's close to the time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don't take extra medicine to make up for the amount you missed.
What happens if I take too much?
Taking too much of this medication can lead to symptoms like low blood pressure, increased heart rate, and dizziness. If you’ve taken too much, immediately talk to your medical provider or call your local poison control center (800-222-1222).
Can I get Telmisartan (Generic Micardis) online?
If you’ve already been prescribed Telmisartan, Dr. B can help you refill your prescription with a convenient $15 online consultation. (Right now, we can’t help you get an initial hypertension medication prescription.) A licensed medical provider will review your treatment. If appropriate, they’ll send an online prescription refill to your pharmacy of choice.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
Not all people with high blood pressure will experience side effects when taking Telmisartan. When they do present, the side effects are often mild and go away as your body adjusts to the medication. Mild side effects include:
- Dry cough
If you experience severe side effects like muscle weakness, an irregular or slow heartbeat, fainting, chest pain, leg cramping or swelling of the tongue, lips, throat or neck, contact your health provider or pharmacist immediately. These may be rare but severe side effects on your liver or kidneys.
This medication can potentially increase serum potassium levels, so it's important to keep an eye on your potassium levels when taking this medication. It's best to consult a healthcare provider for routine checks. It's a simple step that can help ensure your treatment's effectiveness and safety.
Getting your blood tested regularly is important to monitor your overall health. It's a good idea to have your bloodwork checked, which may include tests for renal function, glucose levels or potassium levels in your blood. These routine checks help ensure you are in good health and catch any potential issues early.