Select therapeutic use:
Indications for MICARDIS HCT:
Hypertension (not as initial therapy).
Not for initial therapy. May be substituted for titrated components. BP not controlled on telmisartan 80mg/day: one Micardis HCT 80mg/12.5mg tab once daily; may titrate to 160mg/25mg. BP not controlled on HCTZ 25mg/day: one Micardis HCT 80mg/12.5mg tab or 80mg/25mg tab once daily; may titrate to 160mg/25mg if BP uncontrolled after 2–4 weeks. BP controlled on HCTZ 25mg/day but hypokalemic: One Micardis HCT 80mg/12.5mg tab once daily. Hepatic insufficiency or biliary obstruction: initially one Micardis HCT 40mg/12.5mg tab once daily; monitor closely. Severe renal (CrCl ≤30mL/min) or hepatic impairment: not recommended.
Anuria. Sulfonamide allergy. Concomitant aliskiren in patients with diabetes.
Fetal toxicity may develop; discontinue if pregnancy is detected. Salt/volume depletion; correct hypovolemia prior to initiation. Severe CHF. Renal or hepatic impairment. Renal artery stenosis. Asthma. Diabetes. Postsympathectomy. SLE. Gout. Acute myopia. Secondary angle-closure glaucoma. Monitor BP, electrolytes, and renal function. Elderly. Neonates. Pregnancy (Cat.D); avoid. Nursing mothers: not recommended.
See Contraindications. Concomitant ACE inhibitors (eg, ramipril): not recommended. Dual inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system with ARBs, ACEIs, or aliskiren may increase risk of hypotension, hyperkalemia, renal function changes; monitor closely. Avoid concomitant aliskiren in renal impairment (CrCl <60mL/min). Digoxin, lithium toxicity. Adjust antidiabetic medications. Hyperkalemia with K+ supplements, K+ sparing diuretics, K+ containing salt substitutes. Hypokalemia with corticosteroids, ACTH. Orthostatic hypotension potentiated by alcohol, CNS depressants. May be antagonized by, and renal toxicity potentiated by NSAIDs, including selective COX-2 inhibitors (monitor renal function periodically in elderly and/or volume-depleted). Potentiates other antihypertensives. May potentiate nondepolarizing muscle relaxants. May antagonize pressor amines. Reduced absorption with bile acid resins (eg, cholestyramine, colestipol). May interfere with parathyroid test.
Angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) + thiazide diuretic.
Dizziness, GI upset, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, back pain, tachycardia, electrolyte disturbances, orthostatic hypotension, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia, adverse lipid values, angioedema, rhabdomyolysis (rare).
Tabs—3 x 10 (blister cards)