Is there a blood pressure medicine alternative to Benicar. I would like to find a cheaper alternative.Reply to this thread
2carl johnson Says:
can you buy generic benicar
Unfortunately there will not be a generic available until 2016 when the patent for this drug expires.
I just bought generic benicar. came from India... you can also get it from Austraila. and Canada. benicar is expencive... its worth it if it helps..I just hope it has all the active ingrediants, not a phony placebo.
5Lacy July Says:
To "Bill" regarding your posting on 10/10 and finding a generic Benicar overseas...have you had time to try this version out and is so, do you feel it is a viable substitute for the American manufactured version? I look forward to your reply and feedback!
Jerry, I am also looking for a great alternative to Benicar HCT. I was on this previously and it worked great for me, but since it so expensive, was prescribed Isinopril. Just got off the Isinopril as it caused such severe coughing that it caused blood vessels behind my eyes to burst. My husband and sister just stopped the Isinopril due to the coughing issue and none of us would recommend it. You can easily confirm this just by reading the responses of all the people who are adversely affected by it.
Two years ago I was looking for something less expensive, and my insurance company suggested an ACE inhibitor. This is a different class of drug than Benicar.....and it caused a horrible chronic cough for me. This lasted over a year until I realized that the cough was caused by the med. It then took another 6 months for it to go away. You should know this is a possibility before jumping into it...
8Thomas Bandolini Says:
My name is Tom and I stopped taking lisinopril after a week. I developed a dry cough. I dont know why doctors are prescribing this medication? This medication should be banned, in my opinion. I am taking Benicar for almost a year without any problem. But I can't afford 150 plus dollars a month for a month's supply. So, I am looking into alternative.
I also used to take lisinopril which was sold as prinivil, but the coughing was horrible, I felt as if my lungs were bleeding. This went on for months and I didn't know it was the medication causing it. The doctor put me on diovan, which worked very well, but it is not cheap either. My new insurance company would not cover diovan, so I am stuck with paying the high cost for Benicar.
John, I take Benicar and know how expensive it can get. I looked for alternatives but nothing quite works like Benicar. I did find a solution! Go to Benicar(dot)com and click the saving money link on the bottom left. Their program makes it SO MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE! Plus this is a program directly from the manufacturer of Benicar so there are no hoops to jump through. Hope this helps.
11gerard NEAU Says:
the generic "metalazone" is not on my insurance list, what would be a medical generic as a substitute.
The best substitute for Benicar HCT for me is Hyzaar!! Available in a generic!! No cough like the Lisinipril which I was also on... With luck it will be the best for you! I did my research!!
If lisinopril makes you cough contact your Doctor and tell them this could be used as a reason to have your insurance company cover Benicar for you. I know of plenty of people who use lisinopril and have no side effects so it is a good alternative when insurance will not cover Benicar
How do you order Benicar from India?
I took Sam's advice and went to Benicar.com. I was able to lower my copay to $25 a month. I called them, signed up, called the pharmacy with the numbers they gave me and DONE :)
Benicar 20 mg was working great for me. Because of the price, I asked to try Losartan, which is supposed to be similiar. My doctor prescribed 100 mg. I took one pill and was climbing the walls, with heart palpatations, too. I am wondering if the doseage was too strong. Speaking of Lisinopril, my husband could not take it because of the coughing. I don't dare take it with respitory issue.
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