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 Benicar Olmesartan

Olmesartan, sold under the trade name Benicar among others, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and diabetic kidney disease.[1] It is a reasonable initial treatment for high blood pressure.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Versions are avaliable as the combination olmesartan/hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan/amlodipine.[1] Common side effects include dizziness, headaches, diarrhea, and back pain.[...
 Benicar HCT Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ + Olmesartan

Olmesartan, sold under the trade name Benicar among others, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and diabetic kidney disease.[1] It is a reasonable initial treatment for high blood pressure.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Versions are avaliable as the combination olmesartan/hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan/amlodipine.[1] Common side effects include dizziness, headaches, diarrhea, and back pain.[...
benicar 40 mg

Medical provider disallowed my prescription for benicar. Wanted to switch me to Diovan. Purchased 90 day supply of Benicar 40 from Canadian source but its a different shaped pill and a different manufacturer. Olvance Olmesartan Medoxomil 40 mg. Anyone take this stuff ?? Any feedback would be appreciated, ## Hi Greg, Is the site you purchased your meds from reputable? I'm pretty sure that the difference in shape is only because of the different manufacturer. I have heard that the Benicar and Olvance (Olmesartan) are basically the same thing, the only difference may be the "inactive" ingredients. What is the name of the manufacturer who makes the Olvance (Olmesartan) you purchased? I may be able to find their contact information for you if you'd like to call them about you... ...

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Benicar reviews

I've been on Benicar 20mg. for 1 mo. and just had it upped to 40 mg. B/P is coming down; but I have daily sinus-type headaches and serious shoulder/neck muscle pain. Is this normal? ## Yes, those are normal side effects for most blood pressure medications. I've been experiencing something similar and I just started Atacand a few days ago, it is in the same class of medications. These types of side effects usually wear off once your body adjusts to the medication, but you may experience them, again, whenever you are put on a higher dosage. From 20mgs to 40mgs is a pretty high jumps, so it is not surprising that you are getting some side effects. These medications are usually titrated up very slowly. For instance, I am starting at 4mgs, twice a day, for a week, then I got to 8mgs ... ...

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Generic Benicar

Is there a genaric Benacar available? ## The corrected spelling of this medication is Benicar and it contains the active ingredient Olmesartan. It is used to treat high blood pressure. A generic form of this medication will be available in 2016 once the patent expires. ...

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My doctor just changed my prescription of Benicar 20 to Losartan 50 because my insurance won't pay for Benicar. Plus I was having irregular heartbeat. Is this a good change? Or am I going to have problems? ## @Lee, I wish I could tell you, but honestly there's no way to know ahead of time how any drug might end up affecting you since everyone reacts and responds differently. As far as potential side effects go, Losartan does still carry the same/similar risks as Benicar. But this doesn't necessarily mean you'll still be experiencing them. The switch from one medication to the other shouldn't be too far off the edge, since both medications are in the same class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. They both work by blocking the action of certain ... ...

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benicar and zyrtec

I take 40mg benicar with hctz 12.5mg, Is it safe to take 10mg zyrtec along with the Benicar, and will adding the zyrtec raise blood pressures? ## Yes, there is a risk of Zyrtec causing changes in blood pressure, though it is is not common, according to FDA reports. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. What are your current blood pressure levels? Have they been high, or low? ...

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Diovan and Benicar

I have been taking Benicar 20mg for high blood pressure and it was working in combination with two other meds. My drug plan had my doctor change it to Diovan 160mg. Does the Diovan need to be such a large dose compared to the Benicar? Both are angiotensin II receptor meds so do they work the same way? ## Hi Forrest, Even though both of these medications are angiotensin II receptor antagonists and both work by blocking the binding of angiotensin II to the AT1 receptor in many tissues, they still have completely different chemical structures by which the drugs themselves are synthetically constructed. It's really just this factor along with any other inactive ingredients (binders and fillers) that are put in each tablet, which can determine how each drug is metabolized by your body. I... ...

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Benicar Substitute

I am taking 40 MG of Benicar. It has gotten expensive. What is a substitute for it that has little side efects. ## Have you spoken to your doctor about it? All medications in this class carry approximately the same risk of side effects. Cozaar, which contains the active ingredient Losartan, is available as a generic, so you may want to ask your doctor about trying it. ...

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Benicar alternative

I'm on 40 mgs of Benicar and need a lower cost drug with no cough side effect. ## I take 40mg Bencar tab in am and 20mg in pm - also take Cardia XT an Coreg, cost for Bencar is too expensive is there any other drug that would work in place of the Bencar? Thank you ## I have elevated blood pressure and the only way to get it down is the three drugs I have listed. I tried numerous others with no luck. ## what takes the place of benacar if there is no generic ## For anyone else seeking information on lower cost alternatives, if they are taking a blood pressure medication that costs too much, I'd like to add some details for you. First of all, there are well over 100 blood pressure medications on the market in various classes. So, if you are having bad side effects from one, or find... ...

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anxiety with benicaro

started on benicar 20 mg 3 mos ago...made me feel worse and in a fog... Doc lowered it to 10 me down into the 120's/65's which is great ! need to know all possible side effects..including not being able to get a full nites sleep or even 1/2 of one ..2/3's of the time since switching to 10 mg..feeling of anxiety as soon as I start to fall asleep..What meds are safe to take for this occasional anxiety feeling while on benicar ? ## You can learnBenicar side effect information here. As to the anxiety, has your doctor made any suggestions? There aren't any interactions listed between Benicar and Benzodiazepines that are commonly used to treat anxiety, but your doctor has to decide what to prescribe. Is that the only time you experience it? ...

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Benicar HCT substitute

What is the generic alternative? ## Hi Ann, Based on my research there is no generic or alternative for Benicar HCT(Olmesartan Medoxomil Hydrochlorothiazide). There is however, a generic for just plain Benicar. It is called Olmecip and like Benicar and Benicar HTC, it contains the ingredients Olmesartan Medoxomil. Learn More: Benicar+HCT Details I hope this info helps! ...

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Benicar HCT Side Effects

My 69 yr old aunt was on 20mg Lisinopril for a month, but her diastolics still ran over 90. Benicar was substituted. Anyone have side effects? ## In regards to such questions, I have to state that all medications carry the risk of causing side effects, even over the counter products. That's just the nature of adding a foreign substance to the human body. Learn more Benicar details here. Benicar contains the active ingredient Olmesartan, it is an ARB that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. Additionally, this class of medications shouldn't be taken with NSAIDs, since the NSAIDs can lessen their effectiveness. Are there any comments or questions? ...

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problem with benicar hct

I was taking Benicar HCT and had to change because it caused a chemical induced Hepatitus. Which had me in the hospital for a 3 day stay with really bad stomach pains. A Liver specialist believes the cause was the Benicar HCT. ## Are you off of the Benicar HCT, if so, what other prescription were you placed on? I seemed to be having soreness through out my stomach area along with my lower regions. But I am taking Lisprinol, the generic version of Benicar ## Lisinopril is not the generic for Benicar, the generic for Benicar is Olmesartan. The name brand for Lisinopril is Prinivil or Zestril. ...

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benicar20 mg vs valsartan

my doctor changed Benicar 20 to valsartan 160 is that right? ## Hello, Maggie! How are you? Was your blood pressure still not under control? That 160mgs of Valsartan daily is actually equivalent to 40mgs of Benicar daily. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. ## My doctor took me off ben-i-car 20mg to valsartan 320 mg My question is do I need to concerned? ## Was taking Benicar 20 mg. Benicar is considered a Tier 3 drug. Due to insurance changes, Talked to Dr about change to a Tier 2 drug. He prescribed Valsartin 160 mg. Is the strength of the Valsartin too high? ...

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Pink Round Pill C22 - Benicar

A light pink, round pill with C22 on the back ## Based on the description provided, I can confirm your pill to be Benicar; a combination of Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg) + Olmesartan (20 mg). Benicar is used in the treatment of hypertension. To view information about this drug, please refer to the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ...

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Benicar Contraindications

I'm taking 20 mg of Benicar each day. I also need to take Milk of Magnesia, for a time or two, as well. Is this combination of Benicar and Milk of Mag okay? ...

benicar HCT 7 tablets 40/12.5mg

olmesartan medoxomil.hydrochlorothiazide ## Benicar Info Click Here ## Olmesar H 40 is the name of the drug prescribed. Available in India Olmesartan Medoxmil 40 mg Hydrochlorthiazide 12.5 mg Initially I used Olmesar H only. and later I checked the prescribtion and found that I should use 40 mg tablets. I take this in the night. The whole regimen for my BP is as follows: Lotensyl 10 1-0-0 Ecosprin 75 0-1-0 Cardoron 100 mg 1 alternate days Night Olmesar H 40 1 Warf 2.5 1 tab Trika or Restyl .25 1 I find my BP is average to 145-150/80-90. I did not have any adverse side effects for the 20 mg tablets. Now I crave for food in the morning time. I also notice that my weight has increased from 83 to 87 Kgs.I follow a self disciplined diet. I am quite active leading a retired life. I walk about... ...

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benicar olmesartan coughing

I have taken Benicar for years. Dr. tried a different BP medicine and I started a dry cough for weeks......back to Benicar, and cough went away. In December, Dr. switched me to olmesartan, which, as I understand it is generic for Benecar. I've been coughing ever that even possible? Are the two medicines identical, or is it possible that for me, Olmesartan causes cough but Benicar does not? ## I also recently switched from Benicar to the generic form. Can't stop with the dry cough. After hearing of your experience, I'm calling my cardiologist. This is intolerable! ...

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Benicar cost and availability

I take Benicar and it was discontinued by my insurance. I called the manufacturer and they sent me a discount card. With this card all I pay is $25.00 each time I refill. Many drug companies have the same benefit card plan, so please call the manufacturer and see if there is a card available for your prescription. ## Hi franny1, Thanks for sharing this info on how to save money on Benicar. I too am finding that these drug discount cards are the next best thing to insurance when it comes to cutting down on costs. This site also happens to offer a savings card that reportedly helps with up to 15-75% off your prescription. I don't know what your original price was before getting the savings card from the manufacturer, but if you wanted to compare potential savings, you could also try s... ...

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