Micardis Drug Interactions

When you are taking Micardis with a diuretic, your blood pressure may decrease too much. This is more likely to occur when Micardis is first started. In order to decrease the chances of developing this Micardis interaction, your healthcare provider may change the dosages of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of Micardis, and monitor you more closely.
Taking Micardis with one group of diuretics (known as potassium-sparing diuretics) may cause increased blood potassium (hyperkalemia), which can cause serious problems. Diuretics in this group include:
If you take Micardis with a potassium-sparing diuretic, your healthcare provider should monitor your potassium levels to make sure they do not become too high.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Micardis can interact with NSAIDs in several ways. The combination could cause your blood pressure to increase or may cause swelling (edema), especially if you have congestive heart failure (CHF). If you are elderly, have kidney disease or kidney failure, or are taking a diuretic ("water pill") or are dehydrated, taking NSAIDs and Micardis together may cause kidney failure. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential drug interaction before taking these medications together.
Combining lithium with Micardis may cause increase levels of lithium in the blood, possibly leading to lithium toxicity. More frequent monitoring of your lithium levels is recommended.
Potassium Products
If you are taking a potassium supplement with Micardis, the levels of potassium in your blood may become too high. This can cause serious problems. For your particular situation, talk to your healthcare provider about using potassium and Micardis together.
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