Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 19, 2022.
Dosage must be individualized. The usual starting dose of MICARDIS tablets is 40 mg orally once a day. Blood pressure response is dose-related over the range of 20 to 80 mg [see Clinical Studies (14.1)].
No initial dosage adjustment is necessary for elderly patients or patients with renal impairment, including those on hemodialysis. Patients on dialysis may develop orthostatic hypotension; their blood pressure should be closely monitored.
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
The recommended dose of MICARDIS tablets is 80 mg once a day and can be administered with or without food. It is not known whether doses lower than 80 mg of telmisartan are effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
When initiating MICARDIS therapy for cardiovascular risk reduction, monitoring of blood pressure is recommended, and if appropriate, adjustment of medications that lower blood pressure may be necessary.
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