What can you not take with Benicar?

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What can you not take with Benicar?

What should I avoid while taking Benicar? Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes, unless your doctor has told you to. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.

What time of day should Benicar be taken?

Take olmesartan tablets once a day. Your doctor may suggest that you take your first dose before bedtime, as it can make you dizzy. After the very first dose you can take olmesartan at any time of day. Usually people take olmesartan in the morning, but it doesn’t really matter.

Are there any side effects after taking Benicar?

You may feel mild dizziness for the first few days after starting Benicar (olmesartan). This should get better over time as your body adjusts to your new (lower) blood pressure. Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn’t go away.

How does Benicar work to lower blood pressure?

Benicar (olmesartan) is a medication used to lower blood pressure and can also protect the kidneys. What is Benicar (olmesartan)? Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It lowers blood pressure by blocking a chemical that tightens the blood vessels. When this chemical is blocked, blood vessels relax, lowering blood pressure.

Are there any side effects to Benicar 20 / 12.5 HTZ?

Physician started me on Benicar 20/12.5 HTZ for my Blood pressure of 189/101. The medication worked great at lowering my Blood pressure to 120/74. But the side effects are unbearable, left arm numbness,ringing in the ear, leg cramps,shortness of breath! I stopped taking it and my symptoms went away in a few days, I was prescribed Losartan 50 mg.

Is there a cheaper alternative to Benicar Olmesartan?

Benicar (olmesartan) is available as a generic medication and may be significantly cheaper compared to the brand version. Unless there is a specific reason you need the brand, the generic medication will be a better value. For even more savings, use a GoodRx coupon and pay just a fraction of the retail price.

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