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Can I take Micardis if I'm on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)?

If you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) for depression, make sure your doctor knows before you begin treatment with the blood pressure medication Micardis (telmisartan). The combination of an MAOI with Micardis may cause your blood pressure to get too low. If you must take Micardis while using an MAOI, you may find that you become dizzy when you sit or stand up. You can often counter this by rising slowly. Tell your doctor if you notice changes in your heart rate or if you experience lightheadedness or fainting.

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