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I read the blurb on Micardis which cautioned about taking potassium supplements or potassium sparing drugs such as Maxzide as it may raise potassium levels.

I know there are two kinds of Micardis...one with a diuretic (HST) I believe it is and then one WITHOUT a diuretic which I take and use Maxzide instead. Maxzide is a potassium sparing diuretic.

Now the question is, is the info about Micardis raising potassium aimed at the one with a diuretic plus if you take another diuretic such as Maxzide or does Micardis itself have an effect on potassium?

I've been taking the plain Micardis and have had no side effects and is doing a good job with my bp so hope what I read doesn't apply to Micardis in general.

I've had blood work done since taking it and so far nothing out of ordinary.

Not sure if I've made myself clear but would appreciate any info.

Thanks
Quote from MissLawanna:
I read the blurb on Micardis which cautioned about taking potassium supplements or potassium sparing drugs such as Maxzide as it may raise potassium levels.

I know there are two kinds of Micardis...one with a diuretic (HST) I believe it is and then one WITHOUT a diuretic which I take and use Maxzide instead. Maxzide is a potassium sparing diuretic.

Now the question is, is the info about Micardis raising potassium aimed at the one with a diuretic plus if you take another diuretic such as Maxzide or does Micardis itself have an effect on potassium?

I've been taking the plain Micardis and have had no side effects and is doing a good job with my bp so hope what I read doesn't apply to Micardis in general.

I've had blood work done since taking it and so far nothing out of ordinary.

Not sure if I've made myself clear but would appreciate any info.

Thanks