hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or telmisartan, or if you are unable to urinate.
Before using hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan, tell your doctor if you have:
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan.
FDA pregnancy category D. This medication can cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. Telmisartan may cause injury and even death to the unborn baby if you take it during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Use an effective form of birth control. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan (Micardis HCT)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.
Take this medication with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
Hydrochlorothiazide can interfere with the results of a thyroid test. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medication.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.
Store hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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