What generic drugs are similar to Micardis?
Which antihypertensive drugs 1)work like Micardis or 2) are well-tested and are available as generics?
Micardis (telmisartan) is in a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. I don't think it has a generic available yet, this type of drug is included in a newer class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure. It's a good med, but pretty expensive.
Other angiotensin-II receptor antagonists that have been labeled for use in hypertension by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), irbesartan (Avapro), and candesartan (Atacand).
If cost is your concern, you might want to ask your physician which of the above is more affordable, or if there is something else you can try.
Hope this helps.