Skip to Content

Micardis HCT Dosage

Generic name: TELMISARTAN 40mg, HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5mg
Dosage form: tablet

The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

2.1 Dosing Information

Initiate a patient whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled with telmisartan monotherapy 80 mg on MICARDIS HCT, 80 mg/12.5 mg once daily. Dose can be titrated up to 160 mg/25 mg after 2 to 4 weeks, if necessary.

Initiate a patient whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled by 25 mg once daily of hydrochlorothiazide, or is controlled but who experiences hypokalemia with this regimen on MICARDIS HCT 80 mg / 12.5 mg once daily. Dose can be titrated up to 160 mg/25 mg after 2 to 4 weeks, if necessary.

Patients titrated to the individual components (telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide) may instead receive the corresponding dose of MICARDIS HCT.

MICARDIS HCT may be administered with other antihypertensive drugs.

2.2 Dose Adjustment for Hepatic Impairment

Initiate patients with biliary obstructive disorders or hepatic insufficiency under close medical supervision using the 40 mg/12.5 mg combination. MICARDIS HCT tablets are not recommended for patients with severe hepatic impairment [see Use in Specific Populations (8.6), and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

2.3 Important Administration Instructions

MICARDIS HCT tablets should not be removed from blisters until immediately before administration.

Hide