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Generic Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide

The blood pressure drug telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide is now available in both brand-name and generic form. The generic version comes in three strengths and is considered equivalent in quality to brand-name Micardis HCT.

Can I Buy Generic Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide?

Telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Micardis HCT®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). The drug is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. It is also available in generic form.
 

Strengths of Generic Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide

Generic Micardis HCT is available in the following strengths:
   
It is made by manufacturers such as Torrent Pharmaceuticals.
 

Is Generic Telmisartan/Hydrochlorothiazide as Good as Micardis HCT?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.

An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of Micardis HCT currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name product.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
 
 
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