Micardis Side Effects
There are a number of possible side effects that may develop with the use of Micardis. Side effects that are reported most often include upper respiratory infection, inflammation of the sinuses, back pain, and diarrhea. Other rare but possible side effects may include insomnia, gas, or vision problems. Serious side effects of Micardis, such as wheezing or unexplained skin rash, should be reported to your healthcare provider.
An Overview of Micardis Side Effects
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Micardis® (telmisartan). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If people do develop Micardis side effects, in many cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or a healthcare provider. Serious side effects can occur, but are less common.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Micardis. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Micardis side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of Micardis
Micardis has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to those that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they occur, and how they compare to the group not taking the medication.
Based on these studies, the most common Micardis side effects included:
- Upper respiratory infection, such as the common cold or flu -- in up to 7 percent of people
- Back pain -- up to 3 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 3 percent
- Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis) -- up to 3 percent.