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    What is Micardis

    Could I please have more information on Micardis?
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    Dr Bennett Franjic

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr Bennett Franjic is a General Cardiologist with expertise in Echocardiography. He has special interest in Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension and Stress Echocardiography. Dr ... View Profile

    Micardis contains Telmisartan, which blocks the effect of the hormone Angiotensin II. This hormone increases the blood pressure, and can lead to harmful effects on the CardioVascular sytem and Kidneys.
    The medication is usually used for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) but has also been shown to reduce the chance of a heart attack or stroke, even in people without high blood pressure.
    I think it is a good mediction, but it is important to monitor the Kidney function and Potassium levels soon after commencing it (blood test). You should also be aware of Potassium-rich foods, and only take them in moderation.
    A Doctor or Pharmacist can provide you with a CMI (Consumer Medicine Information).

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