Olmesartan For Blood Pressure

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Vidya Says:

I am taking olmesartan + metoprolol 50 in the morning and amlodipine + hydrochlorthiazide 5/12.5 in the evening. Despite that, whenever I eat a high sodium diet my bp becomes very high (170/90). I was advised to take met xl t (telmisarta) instead as olmesartan causes me side effects. Please advise.

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Verwon Says:

Well, it would seem that you are sodium sensitive and are always going to have to watch your sodium intake, according to NIH studies.

As to the medications, Met Xl contains a time released formulation of Metoprolol, not Telmisartan. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension.

Who told you it contained Telmisartan?

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Kim Says:

Since changing to generic Benicar (olmesartan), my blood pressure has skyrocketed. Please help. I have gone from 20 mg to 40 mg in 2 months. Blood pressure is running 180/110. Very concerned. The Dr's office doesn't pump up the machine enough. I have a new machine and have been to drug stores to evaluate it. They all say this is a high number, except my Dr's office.

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Lori Says:

Re: Kim (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

The same has happened to me 200/90. It’s not
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