Telmisartan dosing guidelines are determined by several factors, including: your response to the medication, existing medical conditions you may have, and other medicines you may already be taking. Generally, telmisartan dosages start at 40 mg once a day. Depending on your reaction to the medication, your healthcare provider may choose to increase or decrease your dosage.
The dose of telmisartan (Micardis®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking
- How you respond to telmisartan.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting dosage of telmisartan for most people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is telmisartan 40 mg once a day. Based on the blood pressure response and/or Telmisartan side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased. With each change in dosage, it may take several weeks to see the full effects of telmisartan on lowering blood pressure.
If you have moderate to severe liver disease (such as cirrhosis), gallstones, or other gallbladder problems, your body may metabolize telmisartan differently than intended. Therefore, your healthcare provider may start you on a lower dose of telmisartan and monitor your situation more closely.