What is Telmisartan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Micardis Kinzalmono Micombi Show all

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See also: Co-Pritor Metosartan Micardis HCT

Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 39 10
High blood pressure (hypertension) 25 8
Support circulatory health 3 0
Eye stroke 1 0
General health 1 1
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Telmisartan

Side effect Patients
Nausea 1
Tiredness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Telmisartan

Dosage Patients
80 mg daily 5
40 mg daily 4
20 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Telmisartan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 7
Did not seem to work 4
Other 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Telmisartan

Duration

Currently taking Telmisartan

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Telmisartan

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Telmisartan after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Enalapril (Vasotec) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide-Telmisartan (Micardis HCT) 1
Irbesartan (Avapro) 1
Ramipril (Altace) 1

Patients stopped taking Telmisartan and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Telmisartan-Amlodipine (Twynsta) 2
Hydrochlorothiazide-Telmisartan (Micardis HCT) 1
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 1
Ramipril (Altace) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Telmisartan

Jul 9, 2017 (Started Apr 05, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Jun 10, 2016 (Started Apr 05, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

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