Telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide

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Telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide
Combination of
TelmisartanAngiotensin II receptor antagonist
HydrochlorothiazideThiazide diuretic
Names
Trade namesMicardisPlus, Micardis HCT, others
Clinical data
Pregnancy
category
  • AU: D
  • US: D (Evidence of risk)
Routes of
use
By mouth
Defined daily doseNot established[1]
External links
MedlinePlusa611031
Legal
License data
Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
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Telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide, sold under the names Micardis HCT among others, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure.[2] It is a combination of telmisartan an angiotensin II receptor antagonist with hydrochlorothiazide a diuretic.[2] It may be used if telmisartan by itself is not sufficient.[3] It is taken by mouth.[3]

Common side effects include dizziness, upper respiratory tract infections, nausea, diarrhea, and tiredness.[2] Severe side effects may include kidney problems, electrolyte problems, and allergic reactions.[2] Use during pregnancy may harm the baby.[2] Telmisartan works by blocking the effects of angiotensin II while hydrochlorothiazide works by decreasing the kidneys' ability to retain water.[2]

The combination was approved for medical use in the United States in 2000.[4] The combination is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system.[5] It is available as a generic medication.[3] A month of medication costs the NHS about £17 as of 2018.[3] In the United States it costs about US$65 per month as of 2019.[6]

Dosage

The defined daily dose is not established.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "WHOCC - ATC/DDD Index". www.whocc.no. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "DailyMed - TELMISARTAN AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE tablet". dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 British national formulary : BNF 76 (76 ed.). Pharmaceutical Press. 2018. p. 178. ISBN 9780857113382.
  4. "Hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan Uses, Side Effects & Warnings". Drugs.com. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  5. "World Health Organization model list of essential medicines: 21st list 2019". 2019. hdl:10665/325771. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. "Hydrochlorothiazide/telmisartan Prices, Coupons & Patient Assistance Programs". Drugs.com. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

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