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Micardis tablets 40 mg for hypertension (telmisartan, Actavis)
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General information on Japanese Micardis tablets 40 mg for hypertension (telmisartan, Actavis)
Package details: 140 tablets
Manufacturer: Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredient: telmisartan (chemical formula C33H30N4O2)
Medical effect: Micardis tablets are effective for the treatment of hypertension.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for the following categories of patients:
- pregnant, possibly pregnant and breastfeeding women,
- patients with hepatic disorder,
- patients with poor bile secretion,
- patients with diabetes mellitus.
As this medicine may cause dizziness or lack of concentration due to decreased blood pressure, patient should avoid driving a car, working at heights or operating dangerous mechanisms.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration
For adults: take one tablet (40 mg of active ingredient) at a time orally once daily. Upon the consideration of doctor in charge, the initial dosage may be 1/2 tablet (20 mg), gradually increasing to the maintenance dosage. The dosage may be adjusted by the consulting doctor according to the patient's age and severity of symptoms, but the maximum daily dose of 2 tablets (80 mg) should not be exceeded.
This medicine is influenced by meal. It should be taken either before or after meal, always in the same regimen. Your doctor in charge should instruct you which way suits you best.
If a patient taking the medicine before meals misses a dose, they should take a medicine as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, they should skip the missed dose and continue their regular dosing schedule.
If a patient taking the medicine after meals misses a dose, they take as soon as possible after taking a snack.
In any case, patient should never take two doses at one time.
How effective are Micardis tablets 40 mg from Japan for hypertension (telmisartan, Actavis)?
Micardis tablets contain telmisartan, a an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It works by acting on the intravascular angiotensin receptor and suppressing the vasoconstrictive effect of angiotensin II. As the result, Micardis tablets effectively reduce the blood pressure.
Who should take Micardis tablets 40 mg from Japan?
Micardis tablets are recommended for the patients with hypertension. Studies showed that telmisartan has the longest half-life of any angiotensin II receptor blockers (24 hours) and the volume of distribution of 500 liters which is the largest in its class (P. Gosse. "A review of telmisartan in the treatment of hypertension: blood pressure control in the early morning hours". Vascular Health and Risk Management. 2006, 2 (3): 195–201).