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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Safe - yes: As long as you are taking proper contraception precautions, Benicar (olmesartan) is good to control your bp.
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Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Recent caution: 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Olmesartan: Olmesartan(benicar)is not an ace inhibitor. It is an angiotensin receptor blocker. It acts further along the same pathway as an ace inhibitor and prod ... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
ACE": No: it is an ARB. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Olmesartan: Benicar (olmesartan) is not a calcium blocker it is an angiotensin receptor blocker.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
ARB vs ARB for BP: Is Benicar a more potent ARB than generic Cozaar? Losartan 100 seems much weaker than 40mg of Benicar, There is obviously a large cost difference. ANS ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Below: Benicar (olmesartan) htc has an additional ingredient called Hydrochlorothiazide. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent yo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: Female ? Age asks, Is Benicar HCT same as Benicar HCTZ? Yes
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Losartan really is a twice a day medication for blood pressure and if dosed twice a day is equivalent to benicar (olmesartan). Since losartan is now ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
31 years experience Medical Oncology
High WBC: Could be from the drug or it may be dilutional. There are also many other causes. Need more details and comparison with previous blood counts as well ... Read More
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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

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