Micardis HCT

Effects of Micardis HCT

A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example, 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. During clinical studies in people taking Micardis HCT, systolic blood pressure decreased, on average, by 16 to 21 mmHg (millimeters of mercury), while diastolic blood pressure decreased by 9 to 11 mmHg on average.
By lowering blood pressure, Micardis HCT can decrease the risk of developing health problems (such as a heart attack or stroke) that are often caused by long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).

When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take Micardis HCT include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken once a day.
  • Micardis HCT may be taken with or without food.  
  • The medicine should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
  • For Micardis HCT to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Micardis HCT Dosing

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking
  • How you respond to Micardis HCT.
As with any medication, do not adjust your Micardis HCT dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Micardis HCT Dosage for more information about dosing guidelines.)
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