If you are taking Micardis, keep the following in mind:
- The medication comes in tablet form and is taken once a day.
- Micardis may be taken with or without food.
- Your dosage should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Micardis will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of Micardis 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 taking
- How you respond to the drug.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Micardis Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Micardis. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the drug well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects include:
- Upper respiratory infection, such as the common cold or flu
- Back pain
- Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis).
(Click Micardis Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles: