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Can I take Micardis if I am taking NSAIDs?

If you are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), make sure your doctor knows before you begin treatment with Micardis (telmisartan). Taking Micardis, which treats hypertension (high blood pressure), along with NSAIDs may cause kidney problems that could lead to kidney failure. NSAIDs may also reduce the effectiveness of Micardis.

NSAIDs that are most problematic with Micardis include indomethacin, naproxen and piroxicam. If you must take Micardis while also using NSAIDs, your doctor will likely monitor your kidney function regularly.

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