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|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
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Micardis is used to treat high blood pressure. It may be used alone or with other drugs to treat high blood pressure.
Precautions for 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.
Side Effects of Micardis
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
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