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MICARDISÒ (telmisartan) Tablets, 40 mg and 80 mg


When used in pregnancy during the second and third trimesters, drugs that act
directly on the renin-angiotensin system can cause injury and even death to the
developing fetus. When pregnancy is detected, MICARDISÒ tablets should be
discontinued as soon as possible. See WARNINGS: Fetal/Neonatal Morbidity and

MICARDISÒ(telmisartan) is a nonpeptide angiotensin II receptor (type AT 1 ) antagonist. Telmisartan is chemically described as 4'-[(1,4'-dimethyl-2'-propyl[2,6'-bi-1H-benzimidazol]-1'-yl)methyl]-[1,1'-biphenyl]-2-carboxylic acid. Its empirical formula is C33H30N4O2 , its molecular weight is 514.63.

Telmisartan is a white to off-white, odorless crystalline powder. It is practically insoluble in water and in the pH range of 3 to 9, sparingly soluble in strong acid (except insoluble in 17 hydrochloric acid), and soluble in strong base. MICARDISÒ is available as tablets for oral administration, containing either 40 mg or 80 mg of telmisartan. The tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: sodium hydroxide, meglumine, povidone, sorbitol, and magnesium stearate. MICARDISÒ tablets are hygroscopic and require protection from moisture.

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