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    Old 08-25-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
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    Post Anyone tried Micardis?

    I'm just starting on the BP medication Micardis. I was wondering if anyone had any experienes with it that they would share. I took my first one today.

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    Old 08-25-2003, 05:07 PM   #2
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    Hi Weez- Micardis (generic: telmisartan) is an angiotensin 2 receptor blocker. You'll find a lot of people of this board who are great fans (including myself) of this class of drug for hypertension. I take Diovan..same class...same action and have NO side effects. This class of drug seems to have the least amount or reported adverse reactions.

    Tried a lot of other drugs first: Ace inhibitors, diuretics, beta blockers. They all controlled my BP but floored me with side effects.


    Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), are similar to ACE inhibitors in their ability to lower blood pressure.

    Comparison studies with the beta blocker atenolol have suggested that ARBs are superior in protection against stroke and in reducing both overall mortality and mortality from heart disease, including in patients with systolic hypertension. In one of the studies, ARBs also appeared to reduce the rate of new-onset diabetes. Other studies have also reported protection against kidney disease even in people with normal blood pressure, making them particularly beneficial for people with diabetes.

    Other ARBs are:losartan (Cozaar, Hyzaar), olmesartan (Benicar) candesartan (Atacand), eprosartan (Teveten), irbesartan (Avapro), and valsartan (Diovan).

    Good luck...Hoping you'll do very well on this!

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    Old 08-25-2003, 06:04 PM   #3
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    Thanks so much for the information!

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    Question Re: Anyone tried Micardis?

    Hi Weez,

    I am just starting on Micardis. Can you please share with me what is your experience with Micardis until now since last August perhaps when you started.

    Many thanks,
    OMG.

     
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    Re: Anyone tried Micardis?

    What about Micardis plus?

     
    Old 03-29-2004, 08:50 AM   #6
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    Re: Anyone tried Micardis?

    Quote:
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    What about Micardis plus?
    Micardis Plus
    = Micardis + Diuretic medication
    = Micardis + any other diuretic medication
    = Micardis + Lozide (for example)


    (these are not professional conclusions, just my understanding)

     
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