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Generic Micardis

Telmisartan (Micardis) is a moderately priced drug used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic telmisartan is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare ARBs.
Telmisartan Coupon - Telmisartan 80mg tablet

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Valsartan Too Expensive? See If You Can Switch to a Cheaper Option

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 11, 2014

If you’ve been on Diovan or the generic version valsartan, and are being told by your insurance it will no longer be covered—you need a plan. Can you switch to losartan (Cozaar) or another medication to save money?

Though valsartan is the generic version of Diovan it’s still expensive. Both valsartan and losartan are ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers); out of the ARBs, losartan has been around the longest.

Here are some simple things to know if you’ve been told to switch your ARB to losartan:

  • The benefits of losartan include controlling blood pressure, slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy), and decreasing stroke risk in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy.
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ACE Inhibitors vs ARBs: What’s the Difference?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - July 31, 2014

ACE Inhibitors and ARBS – these abbreviations may not look all that similar or even have any meaning to you as a patient. However, 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure and are likely on one of these two types of medication even if they do not know it. Drugs in these classes have the same main indication, hypertension (high blood pressure), but differ in how they work and their side effects. See More

New Micardis Generic Approved: Telmisartan

The GoodRx Pharmacist - January 13, 2014

Telmisartan, the generic version of Micardis, was approved last week by the FDA for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and reducing the risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack or stroke.

What is telmisartan (Micardis), and what similar drugs are available?
Telmisartan is an angiotension receptor blocker (aka ARB). This class of medications is often reserved for those patients who are unable to tolerate a different type of blood pressure reducing medications known as ACE inhibitors. See More

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