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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. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Micardis HCT)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include fast or slow heartbeat, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can lower your blood pressure and may increase some of the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan.
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)?
Before taking hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- any other blood pressure medications;
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid);
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- any other diuretics, such as amiloride (Midamor), bumetanide (Bumex), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zarxolyn), spironolactone (Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), torsemide (Demadex), and others;
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), diflunisal (Dolobid), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others;
- a muscle relaxer such as baclofen (Lioresal), carisoprodol (Soma), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), dantrolene (Dantrium), metaxalone (Skelaxin), or methocarbamol (Robaxin), orphenadrine (Norflex), or tizanidine (Zanaflex);
- a narcotic medication such as hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone), levorphanol (Levo-Dromoran), meperidine (Demerol), methadone (Methadose), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin), oxycodone (OxyContin), oxymorphone (Numorphan), or propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
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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