Micardis (Telmisartan 20 mg)
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Generic Micardis (Telmisartan 20 mg) guide:
What is Generic Micardis?
Generic Micardis is a name used for the drugs that are identical to the brand-name medication marketed in the U.S. as Micardis. All of the medications referred as to generics of Micardis have the same composition and effect and are used to treat hypertension and other cardiovascular conditions.
When should you consider using Generic Micardis?
You can buy Generic Micardis without any doubts if your doctor prescribes you the brand-name drug with the same active ingredient, Telmisartan. Otherwise, you can consider using the medication if you have any of these conditions:
- Risk of cardiovascular diseases development with severe manifestations of atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease, stroke or peripheral arterial disease in history); diabetes type two with complications.
If you have one of the listed conditions diagnosed, we still strongly admonish you to talk about your desire to use this particular medication to your therapist or cardiologist so he or she would be able to give you an advice with consideration of your age, general health condition, allergies to medications, foods, or interactions with the medications that you already use.
How should you use the pills when you order Generic Micardis online?
The recommended dosage for the hypertension treatment is 40 mg a day. For some patients, 20 mg is a sufficient dosage. If the level of blood pressure does not decrease to the desired figures, you can increase the dose to a maximum of 80 mg once a day. Otherwise, the drug can be used in combination with thiazide diuretics in the standard dosage of 40 mg daily. Before increasing the daily dosage based on the assumption that the lower dosage is ineffective, consider that the maximum hypotensive effect occurs from 4 to 8 weeks after the start of the treatment.
For the prophylaxis of cardiovascular diseases, the recommended dosage is 80 mg a day. At the start of the therapy, it is recommended to monitor arterial pressure frequently so your therapist would be able to see the dynamics and make a decision on the dosage adjustments or addition of other medications to the treatment plan.
Dosage adjustments of Micardis
If you suffer from kidney failure but want to buy Generic Micardis, you should know what stage of the failure you are diagnosed with precisely. For example, people with mild to moderate kidney failure do not require the dosage adjustment while for people with severe kidney insufficiency with creatinine clearance less than 30 ml per minute the starting daily dosage should be 20 mg.
People with mild to moderate liver failure can use the drug but the maximum daily dosage for them is 40 mg instead of 80 mg suitable for patients with healthy liver. People with severe liver failure must not use the drug at all.
Elderly patients do not require any dosage adjustment unless they suffer from any condition in which the medication is contraindicated.
How does Telmisartan act?
The active substance of Micardis and its generic version is an angiotensin receptor blocker called Telmisartan. It doesn’t allow angiotensin II to make blood vessel narrow, reduces the level of aldosterone in plasma, increases diuresis and washing out of sodium and chloride. The medication reduces the manifestation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, lowers the blood pressure without slowing down the heart rate.
The maximum antihypertensive effect is achieved 2-3 hours after the 40 mg pill intake or within an hour after the intake of 80 mg. The effect is maintained during the following 24 hours. The optimal and stable hypotensive effect is observed 4-8 weeks into the therapy.
What adverse reactions can Micardis pills use cause?
When you order Telmisartan, be ready that you may encounter several side effects. It doesn’t mean that you will certainly have them but you need to be prepared that they can occur. The most probable adverse reactions include headache, dizziness, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, flu-like symptoms, coughing, pain in the lower back, and others.
Usually, these symptoms do not persist. If they do for more than one day or even get worse, contact your doctor immediately. If you have any heart-related adverse effects such as irregular heartbeat, sweating, weakness, pain in the chest, or others – seek medical assistance immediately.
What are contraindications for Generic Micardis use?
Do not order Generic Telmisartan if you suffer from the bile duct obstruction, severe liver or kidney failure, are allergic to the drug’s components.
The medication is also contraindicated for women during pregnancy and lactation if they breastfeed.
What drugs are incompatible with Micardis (Telmisartan)?
Some medications can increase the effect of the medication or, on the contrary, minimize it. In order to be sure that you are not using any medications that may be incompatible with Micardis, check this list or consult your doctor.
- Diuretics increase the effect of Micardis.
- Angiotensin-conversing-enzyme inhibitors, potassium-sparing diuretics, and other medications that either contain potassium or otherwise can increase it level can cause the development of hyperkalemia in people who use Telmisartan-based medication. It is especially dangerous for people with kidney insufficiency.
- The medication increases the toxicity and level in the blood plasma of Lithium and Digoxin.
- The combination of the medication with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause kidney failure.
What should you do in an overdose with Micardis (Telmisartan)?
In the overdose, hypotension or extremely lowered blood pressure occurs. The treatment usually implies symptomatic measures. In the most severe cases hospitalization is needed. If you realize that you overdosed, have painful heart palpitations, slow heart rate or feel like fainting, call the emergency or local poison line immediately. While you wait for the doctors to come, try to induce vomiting and take activated carbon pills.
What is the difference between the brand and generic?
If you are wondering whether a generic is less effective and safe than the brand drug, the answer is “no.” There are, however, certain differences: the price and name on the package. They arise from the fact that the same medication is made by different companies who are obliged to register different names for their products bur are able to set lower prices too. Such companies try to save on the production and promotion locating their facilities in the countries where it is cheaper to make the pills and not entering the U.S. market. They do not compromise the quality of the medications but choose to spend less money on the promotion and development of a new drug using already the widely-available formula.
Generic medications are even promoted by the World Health Organization because they make the qualitative and advanced treatment to the wider population. Today you don’t have to spend a fortune on the drug; you can order Micardis instead and get the same effect for less money.
Where to buy Generic Micardis (Telmisartan) online?
Though your local pharmacies may seem like the most convenient place to purchase the medication, they are not. First of all, in the U.S. even the safest drugs that are sold over-the-counter all around the world are prescription-only drugs. It means that every time you need a refill you need to go to your doctor and pay him or her for a visit. Secondly, in the country the price regulation for medications is quite corrupt. The manufacturers that monopolized the U.S. market are able to set ridiculously high prices for the drugs that are sold everywhere else at the prices up to 10 times cheaper. Therefore, the most convenient place to buy the drug is to order it from an online pharmacy like ours. We sell both brand and generic medications at affordable prices and without prescriptions.
Micardis (Generic Telmisartan) shipping options
The most money-saving shipping option is to order pills for $170 or more and we will cover the entire shipping cost regardless of your delivery destination. If you think that you do not need so many pills at once, you can opt for standard shipping but be prepared to wait for up to one month. The more expensive yet faster option is express delivery but note that it also can take up to a week for your parcel to arrive so plan your treatment course and the time you need to receive the new portion of pills carefully in advance.
Our doctor prescribes Telmisartan online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Telmisartan arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.