Micardis HCT Interactions

More Detail on Interactions With Micardis HCT

The following sections explain in detail how certain drugs can cause negative interactions when taken with Micardis HCT.
 
Aliskiren
Combining Micardis HCT with aliskiren may increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, kidney problems (including kidney failure), and dangerously high potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). In general, such combinations are usually avoided. If it is necessary to take such medications together, very close monitoring will be required.
 
Aliskiren and Micardis HCT should never be combined in people with diabetes, because they may have a higher risk for these complications. Also, this combination is not recommended for people with moderate-to-severe kidney problems.  
 
ACE Inhibitors
Combining Micardis HCT with an ACE inhibitor may increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, kidney problems (including kidney failure), and dangerously high potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). In general, such combinations are usually avoided. If it is necessary to take such medications together, very close monitoring will be required.
 
Diuretics
When taking Micardis HCT with a diuretic, your blood pressure may decrease too much. This is more likely to occur when Micardis HCT is first started. In order to minimize the chances of developing this interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dose of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of Micardis HCT, and/or monitor you more closely.
 
Potassium Supplements or Salt Substitutes With Potassium
If you are taking Micardis HCT along with a potassium supplement or a salt substitute with potassium, the levels of potassium in your blood may become too high. This can cause serious problems. Ask your healthcare provider about using potassium and Micardis HCT together in your particular situation.
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