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What is Benicar or Generic Olmesartan Medoxomil?

Benicar, or its generic Olmesartan Medoxomil, is a prescription drug formulated to help lower blood pressure to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. Benicar belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.

Benicar blocks angiotensin II, a hormone that attaches to receptors found primarily on smooth muscle cells of your blood vessels. Angiotensin II causes blood vessels to constrict, and the narrowing of blood vessels increases blood pressure. Benicar blocks angiotensin II from attaching to its receptors, which means your blood vessels stay relaxed, blood flows smoother, and your heart doesn’t need to work as hard.

Drugs similar to Benicar include:

Conditions treated by Benicar or Generic Olmesartan Medoxomil

Your doctor may prescribe Benicar generic or brand name along with other medications to lower your blood pressure. High blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, is a common condition. It affects more than one-third of American adults and occurs when the force of your blood pushing against your blood vessel walls is higher than it should be. Risk factors for high blood pressure include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • An unhealthy diet
  • Physical inactivity

People are often unaware they have high blood pressure because few symptoms indicate anything is wrong. Getting your blood pressure checked regularly by a healthcare provider is the only way to know you have early stage hypertension.

Over time, high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, including those in your kidneys. If this happens, your kidneys may no longer be able to remove waste and extra fluid. The excess fluid drives your blood pressure higher, and it can become a dangerous cycle unless it's diagnosed and treated.

In addition to taking Benicar and other blood-pressure medications, the following lifestyle changes may help lower your blood pressure.

  • Weight loss
  • Smoking cessation
  • 90 to 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week
  • A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products
  • Stress reduction

Even if you've made lifestyle changes and feel great, talk to your doctor before you stop taking Benicar medication, Olmesartan generic, or any other blood pressure medicine.

What to know before using Benicar or Generic Olmesartan Medoxomil

Before using Benicar or generic Olmesartan Medoxomil, keep the following in mind.

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    Inform your physician of any medical conditions and provide a complete medical history. Let your doctor know if you're on a low-salt diet or have had liver disease or congestive heart failure.

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    Provide your doctor with a complete list of prescription and over-the-counter medications you take, including dietary supplements or vitamins.

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    Do not take Benicar together with any medication that contains aliskiren, including Amturnide, Tekturna, and Tekamlo. You may also need to avoid taking Benicar or Olmesartan generic with aliskiren if you have kidney disease.

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    Do not use Benicar if you're pregnant. If you become pregnant, stop taking Benicar and contact your doctor immediately.

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    Educate yourself about possible Benicar side effects and track your blood pressure while undergoing treatment with Benicar to make sure it's working.

Possible side effects of Benicar or Generic Olmesartan Medoxomil

Common Benicar and Olmesartan side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Joint, muscle, or back pain
    Joint, muscle, or back pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
    Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching or skin rash
    Itching or skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
    Flu-like symptoms
  • Blood in the urine
    Blood in the urine
  • Sinus infections
    Sinus infections

Potentially serious side effects include:

  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
    Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Chest pain
    Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Vertigo

This is not a complete list of side effects. If these or other side effects occur, consult your doctor immediately.

Benicar FAQs

What is Benicar used for?

Benicar helps relax and widen your blood vessels to lower your blood pressure.

How does Benicar differ from generic versions?

Benicar is available as the money-saving generic Olmesartan Medoxomil. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand-name product. A discount price will be beneficial if you need lifelong treatment for high blood pressure. Both medications contain the same active ingredient. For the most part, generic versions cost less than brand-name versions and are as effective. If you're unsure whether the generic or brand-name version is right for you, ask your doctor.

What is the proper Benicar dosage?

Your doctor may prescribe any of these dosages.

  • Benicar 5 mg
  • Benicar 20 mg
  • Benicar 40 mg
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil 5 mg
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil 20 mg
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil 40 mg

Your doctor will tell you when and how often to take it. Usually, patients take Benicar by mouth once a day with or without food.

What is the proper way to store Benicar or Generic Olmesartan Medoxomil?

Store Benicar at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep it out of direct exposure to cold, heat, moisture, or sunlight and away from pets and children. If you need to dispose of Benicar, consult a pharmacist for proper instructions.

Is Benicar appropriate for people of all ages?

Children under the age of one shouldn't take Benicar for hypertension, and it's not effective for children under the age of six. A doctor may prescribe Benicar or Olmesartan Medoxomil to children with pediatric hypertension who are over the age of six. Your pediatrician will know the correct Olmesartan dose for children.

What's the difference between Benicar and Benicar HCT?

Benicar HCT is two medicines in one tablet. It combines Benicar with Hydrochlorothiazide, a thiazide diuretic that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt. Benicar HCT may lower your blood pressure more than when taking either medication alone. The Benicar HCT generic is Olmesartan HCTZ.

Your doctor may prescribe you another Olmesartan combination pill, such as Amlodipine Olmesartan. Amlodipine prevents calcium from entering the cells of your heart and arteries to relax these muscles and further lower your blood pressure. Your doctor can help you decide which medication is best for you.

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