Micardis is a medication that can be used by itself or alongsid other treatments in order to help those who suffer from high blood pressure problems. The medication also offers the benefit of helping to decrease the risk of a serious heart attack, stroke or even death in people who are deemed high risk and are over the age of 55.
In addition to these, it can also be used in other to help those who have congestive heart failure and diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease in people suffering from diabetes as well as high blood pressure).
Micardis belongs to a class of medications known as angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). They work by preventing blood vessels from narrowing, which is going to help improve the flow of blood along with lowering blood pressure.
If you decide to use Micardis, then what are some of the possible side effects you might put yourself at risk of as a result.
Diarrhea or vomiting
Sinus pain and congestion
What are some of the more serious side effects a person might be at risk of if they take Micardis?
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Rapid weight gain
Little or no urination
Rash or blistering of the skin
Pain and cramping in the lower leg that comes and goes during walking or physical activity
Feeling like you might pass out
What can be done in order to make Micardis work as well as it’s supposed to?
In order to make sure this drug works the way it’s supposed to work for you, the main thing that has to be focused on would be your current condition of health. Assuming you don’t have any other health problems or you aren’t using any other medications that can cause a negative interaction, then all should be well. Underlying medical conditions can effect the way this drug works though and it can also put you at risk for higher chances of side effects.
As long as your healthy though, then there’s no reason why this treatment shouldn’t work for you. What you would want to focus on is not doing anything that’s going to hinder it’s effectiveness. So if you have a serious drinking problem or you take narcotics, then you’ll have to get help before you start using this medication. If you don’t and you continue to partake in these unhealthy activities, then you’ll negate the positive effects of this drug.
A doctor is going to want to know how you’re doing. The main thing is whether or not you’re experiencing any side effects that make taking the drug not worth the risk anymore. If this is the case the doctor will tell you to stop taking it and work on finding something else for you. Generally speaking though, Micardis works pretty well and doesn’t require much else in order to perform to it’s maximum level. If the case this isn’t so then a doctor will know what changes need to be made.