A 51-year-old male asked:
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which blood pressure medicine is better benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 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 generic the cost considerations frequently favor the use of losartan. If dosing only daily i would choose benicar (olmesartan).
Answered on Oct 10, 2016
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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Why bother with ARBs: They're both expensive. Can you not take an ace-inhibitor? They're better proven in evidence based studies, and Lisinopril is $4/month at walmart and a bunch of other places. That said, they're pretty comparable as BP meds.
Answered on May 8, 2017
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