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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
14 years experience Cardiology
Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Olmesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Benicar (olmesartan) 20 mg: You can get Benicar (olmesartan) from a physician writing a prescription and taking that to a pharmacy, either retail or a mail in one.
A female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Benicar: Why do you need to stop it? It is a medication for controlling blood pressure and it is not advisable to have uncontrolled/poorly controlled BP. Conta ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
41 years experience Cardiology
Olmesartan: olmesartan medoxomil is the generic name.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Within a day: Benicar or olmesartan should be largely absorbed and taking effect within the first day. Most people will see an effect much sooner than this.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
41 years experience Cardiology
Somewhat: You will see some blood pressure lowering in an hour, most of the effect after 2-3 days, and full effect after about 2 weeks of treatment.
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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Half life: The half life is 13 hours - it will effectively be out of you in 65 hours.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Chappell
11 years experience Family Medicine
Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor binder or arb anti-hypertensive. It is absorbed and quickly metabolised in the gut. On average the dru ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Benicar (olmesartan) symptoms: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) has the following serious side effects (SE): Difficulty with breathing or swallowing, chest pain, cough, vertigo, abdominal p ... Read More

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