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Telmisartan-Hydrochlorothiazide is the generic version of Micardis HCT, a tablet prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Combining two medications, the treatment relaxes the blood vessels and removes excess water from the body. This lowers blood pressure, reducing the risk of kidney disease, stroke and heart attack.

Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.

* Prescription treatment requires a virtual medical consultation with a medical provider to determine if a prescription is appropriate.

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About Telmisartan-Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic Micardis HCT)

How does it work?

This combination medication works in two ways to help control blood pressure. Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that relaxes blood vessels, making blood flow easier. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (water pill) that helps the body get rid of excess salt and water. This reduces the amount of fluid in the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.

What does it treat?

This medication is a treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension). It combines two different drugs to help lower blood pressure. Together, they reduce the risk of heart problems and stroke in people with elevated blood pressure levels.

What forms does it come in?

This hypertension medicine comes as tablets you take by mouth. The tablets contain two drugs, making it easier for people with high blood pressure to manage their medical condition.

Telmisartan-Hydrochlorothiazide vs. Micardis HCT

Both are hypertension treatments that contain Telmisartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Telmisartan-Hydrochlorothiazide is the generic name for the medication. Micardis HCT is a brand-name version of the same combination of drugs.

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 80 mg-Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg (30 tablets) start at $34.69.

* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.

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Common Questions

Telmisartan-Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic Micardis HCT) prescription FAQ

What are the benefits of taking Telmisartan-Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic Micardis HCT)?
  • 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
  • Reduces swelling caused by fluid buildup
Who should not take this medication?
  • People allergic to Telmisartan or Hydrochlorothiazide
  • People with a known allergy or severe reaction to ARBs (Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers), diuretics or sulfonamide-derived drugs
  • Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant
  • People with a history of gout
  • 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.
  • People with a history of electrolyte imbalances, as diuretics can cause imbalances in potassium, sodium, magnesium, and chloride levels in the blood

If you have any of these conditions—or a history of dehydration, heart failure, diabetes, liver problems, adrenal gland problems, primary aldosteronism (a condition that causes the adrenal glands to produce too much aldosterone, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure), 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, usually once a day, at least 4 hours before bedtime. Follow your licensed health provider’s dosage instructions carefully and take it regularly 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 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 missed dose.

What happens if I take too much?

Taking too much Telmisartan-Hydrochlorothiazide can lead to symptoms like dizziness, excessive urination, or electrolyte imbalances.  If you’ve taken too much, immediately call your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222).

Can I get Telmisartan-Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic Micardis HCT) online?

If you’re already treating high blood pressure with prescription medication, Dr. B can help you keep your prescription filled! Just complete a convenient $15 online consultation. If appropriate, a licensed medical provider will send a prescription refill to your chosen pharmacy. Right now, Dr. B cannot help you get an initial hypertension medication prescription.

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Side Effects

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Not everyone will experience side effects when taking Telmisartan-Hydrochlorothiazide. When they do present, side effects are often mild and disappear when your body adjusts to the medication. Mild side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dehydration
  • Dry cough

If you experience serious signs of a liver, kidney or other health problem, immediately contact your health provider. These include dehydration, an electrolyte imbalance, fainting, a change in your urine, toe or joint pain, muscle weakness, vision changes, eye pain or a slow or irregular heartbeat.

This medication, along with its component hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), can potentially alter 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.