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Some side effects with Micardis, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Unexplained skin rash
- Unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells
- Decrease in the amount of urine produced.
Rare Micardis side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug. Given how uncommon they occur, it can be difficult to tell whether these side effects are caused by the medication or something else.
Some of these rare side effects include but are not limited to:
- Impotence (see Micardis Sexual Side Effects)
- Dry mouth
- Depression (see Micardis and Depression)
- Middle ear infection (otitis media)
- Vision problems
- Serious breakdown of muscle (known medically as rhabdomyolysis).
You may experience some or none of the Micardis side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects during treatment or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Micardis, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.