Generic Micardis 40mg 14 Tabs, Micardis, Telmisartan
Brand name: Micardis
Generic name: Telmisartan
Why is Micardis prescribed?
Micardis controls high blood pressure. It works by blocking the effects of a
hormone called angiotensin II. Unopposed, this substance tends to constrict the
blood vessels while promoting retention of salt and water—actions that tend to
raise blood pressure. Micardis prevents these effects and thus keeps blood
pressure lower. It can be prescribed alone or with other high blood pressure
medications, such as diuretics that help rid the body of excess water. Micardis
may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Please consult your physician before taking any medication.