Your Micardis dosage will be based on a number of factors, such as how you respond to your initial dosage of the drug. For most people with high blood pressure, dosages generally start at 40 mg once daily. Depending on your response to the initial dosage, your healthcare provider may choose to increase or decrease it. People with certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, gallstones, or other gallbladder problems, may be prescribed a lower Micardis dosage at the start of treatment.
The dose of Micardis® (telmisartan) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking
- How you respond to Micardis.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting dosage of Micardis for most people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is Micardis 40 mg once a day. Based on the blood pressure response and/or Micardis side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full effects of Micardis on lowering blood pressure.
If you have moderate to severe liver disease (such as cirrhosis), gallstones, or other gallbladder problems, your body may metabolize Micardis differently than intended. Therefore, your healthcare provider may start you on a lower dose of Micardis and monitor your situation more closely.
Micardis Dosing for Cardiovascular Risk ReductionThe recommended dosage of Micardis for the purpose of reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems (such as heart attacks, strokes, and related deaths) in people at high risk for such problems is 80 mg daily. If your blood pressure is reduced too much at this dosage, your healthcare provider may need to reduce the dose of your other high blood pressure medications.