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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Blood pressure med: Treats high blood pressure. A lower blood pressure will reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine is an angiotensin receptor blocker ( ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Side effect: A recent study found sprue-like enteropathy is patients taking benicar (olmesartan). The label has been changed to reflect this recent information. Th ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Edema: Benicar (olmesartan), like other angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB's), can cause swelling of the face (facial edema) and lips as an allergic reaction ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
ARB only: Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It does not contain a calcium channel blocker.
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Dr. Shahruq Sarela
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Benicar (olmesartan): benicar is (olmesartan) which is not a calcium channel blocker. it is in a class called ARBs. which stands for angiotensin receptor blockers.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
38 years experience Internal Medicine
High blood pressure: Taking a certain medication for high blood pressure is not an addiction. Any good blood pressure medication such as diovan, (valsartan) if is doing th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
16 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely. : Their effectiveness is essentially all the same. It might be that the generic medicine is not as effective though the FDA assures us they are very str ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
10 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
See below: You should consult your doctor regarding your medications. Unsure what time of the day your BP is running high. There's no harm taking it as needed bu ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Web site: I visited the virectin web site: it's nauseating marketing of half naked women and grinning men. The ingredients are a mish-mash of common vitamins an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Medications: I do not understand the way you are seeing things. The drug is still in your system. There is a therapeutic dose range that it get's to. If this dose ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
BP reduction: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) is an effective BP lowering drug. Adding another BP lowering drug, HCT (H), gives an additive effect in lowering BP. That is ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
33 years experience Cardiology
Diovan (valsartan) benicar: Both drugs are used to treat blood pressure should not interact with those drugs.
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