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Micardis HCT

Micardis HCT Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Micardis HCT

Generic Name: hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Pronunciation: hye droe klor oh THYE a zide and TEL mi SAR tan)

What is hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Telmisartan is in a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Telmisartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

The combination of hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In rare cases, hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, nausea or vomiting, and dark colored urine.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any other serious side effects, such as:

  • eye pain, vision problems;
  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • urinating less than usual, or not at all;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, restless feeling, confusion, increased urination, fast heart rate, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • stomach pain, diarrhea;
  • back pain;
  • headache, tired feeling, dizziness;
  • skin rash;
  • stuffy nose, sore throat; or
  • dry cough.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Micardis HCT (telmisartan, hydrochlorothiazide) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or telmisartan, or if you are unable to urinate.

Before using hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure, kidney or liver disease, glaucoma, asthma, low or high blood levels of potassium, gout, lupus, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs or penicillin.

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.

In rare cases, hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, nausea or vomiting, and dark colored urine.

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