The People's Perspective on Medicine

Telmisartan

Micardis is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (ARB) used to lower blood pressure. 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9096

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micardis

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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My husband was recently prescribed a blood pressure drug called Telmisartan. What was delivered to us is a generic from Glenmark that is made in India. I believe Micardis is the original form of Telmisartan but need more information.

Is anyone familiar with Glenmark’s generic Telmisartan, possible side effects? We regularly avoid generics, but we might have problems getting our insurance to pay unless we have used the generic and had side effects ourselves. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Does Micardis cause any damage to the retina over long term use.

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