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Micardis and increased heart rate
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Micardis and increased heart rate
I  have been on Micardis 80mg for 9 months.  Since taking this medication, my heart rate has increased from about 65-75 bpm to 80-95 bpm.  My blood pressure is back to normal.
What does this mean?  Is this a sign that this medication isn't for me?  Should I be concerned?
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The heart rate you have is still in the normal range but how do you feel? If it is making you uneasy and as though your heart is racing then you should talk to your doctor about how the medication is making you feel. It is not a sign the medication is not for you, it is doing a good job keeping your blood pressure normalized but you may need to decrease your dose to avoid the increased heart rate. You should talk to your doctor, let the doctor know how you feel and he or she will be able to assess you properly and you can discuss the options such as decreasing your dose if that is necessary.  
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