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It is possible to develop certain adverse effects while taking Micardis HCT. Side effects that are most commonly reported include upper respiratory infection, dizziness, inflammation of the sinuses, and diarrhea. Rare side effects include back pain, vomiting, or increased heart rate. If you experience serious side effects of Micardis HCT, such as unexplained skin rash or difficulty breathing or swallowing, seek immediate medical attention.

Micardis HCT Side Effects: An Overview

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Micardis HCT® (telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide). However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or a healthcare provider. Serious side effects can occur, but are less common.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Micardis HCT. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Micardis HCT side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Micardis HCT

Micardis HCT has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to side effects that occurred in a similar group of people not taking the medicine.
Based on these studies, the most common Micardis HCT side effects include:
  • Upper respiratory infection, such as the common cold or flu -- up to 8 percent of people
  • Dizziness -- up to 5 percent
  • Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis) -- up to 4 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 3 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 3 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 2 percent.
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