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Micardis HCT Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?

You should not use this medication if you are unable to urinate or if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide, telmisartan, or sulfa drugs.

If you have diabetes or kidney disease, you may not be able to take this medicine if you are also taking a blood pressure medication that contains aliskiren (Amturnide, Tekturna, Tekamlo, or Valturna).

To make sure this hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease;
  • congestive heart failure;
  • glaucoma;
  • asthma or allergies;
  • low or high levels of magnesium or potassium in your blood;
  • gout;
  • lupus,
  • diabetes; or
  • an allergy to penicillin.

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop using and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control.

It is not known whether hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using this medication.

How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often and you may need frequent blood tests at your doctor's office

You may have very low blood pressure while taking this medication. Call your doctor if you are sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep each tablet in the original container until you are ready to take it.

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