Micardis contains the active ingredient telmisartan. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Micardis is used to treat high blood pressure and prevent heart problems in people with atherosclerosis, in which your arteries are narrowed due to a build up of fatty deposits). It is also used by people who have had a heart attack before, or who have diabetes that is hard to control.
Micardis belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by relaxing your blood vessels, which helps to reduce blood pressure.
Micardis comes as a tablet. The tablet should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water.