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Micardis HCT Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
- How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Micardis HCT)?
- What happens if I overdose (Micardis HCT)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Micardis HCT)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Micardis HCT)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan, especially:
- cholestyramine or colestipol;
- a barbiturate such as amobarbital, butabarbital, mephobarbital, secobarbital, or phenobarbital;
- any other blood pressure medicines;
- any other diuretic or "water pill";
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin;
- insulin or oral diabetes medication; or
- steroids (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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