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Revised: 4/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Micardis Tablets 80mg
 Active ingredient:
Telmisartan
 Dosage form:
white tablet with a split line (diameter: ca. 10 mm, thickness: ca. 4.4 mm)
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) Micardis 80mg, ミカルディス 80mg, 52H (Back) ミカルディス 80mg,
Boehringer Ingelheim, astellas, 高血圧治療剤

Effects of this medicine

This medicine reduces blood pressure by acting on the intravascular angiotensin receptor to suppress the vasoconstrictive effect of angiotensin II, hypertensive substance.
Usually, this medicine is used in the treatment of hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have a hepatic disorder, poor bile secretion or diabetes mellitus.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1/2 tablet (40 mg of telmisartan) at a time orally once daily, but the dose may be gradually increased from one tablet of Micardis Tablets 20 mg. The dosage may be adjusted according to the patient's age and severity of symptoms, but the maximum daily dose is one tablet (80 mg). Strictly follow the instructions.
  • This medicine is influenced by meal. If you are instructed to take this medicine before meal, you should take it before meal. If you are instructed to take this medicine after meal, you should take it after meal.
  • For patients taking the medicine before meals, if you miss a dose, take as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.
    For patients taking the medicine after meals, if you miss a dose, take as soon as possible after taking a snack.
    You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, you may feel dizzy due to hypotension. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Use caution when driving, operating machinery, working at high places or engaging in other hazardous activities. The medicine may cause dizziness or light-headedness due to decrease in blood pressure.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include hypotension, dizziness, light-headed feeling, rash, headache, itchiness, urticaria and erythema. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • swelling of the eyelids, lips, tongue, or throat; breathing difficulty, decrease in blood pressure [angioedema, anaphylaxis]
  • numbness of the hands and lips, muscle weakness, paralysis of limbs [hyperkalemia]
  • cold sensation, vomiting, faint [shock, syncope, loss of consciousness]
  • lassitude, hunger, cold sweat  [hypoglycemia]
  • a decrease in urine volume, edema, general fatigue [renal impairment]
  • dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing (shortness of breath on exertion) [interstitial pneumonia]
  • lassitude, muscle pain, brown urin [rhabdomyolysis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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