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A 38-year-old male asked:

Is benicar (olmesartan) hct stronger then regular benicar (olmesartan) ? my doc switch me from regular benicar (olmesartan) 20 to 4mg still high .i plan to go see him next week like he said

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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Below: Benicar (olmesartan) htc has an additional ingredient called Hydrochlorothiazide. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention and an increase in blood pressure
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Second ingredient.: Benicar (olmesartan)-HCT has a second ingredient, Hydrochlorothiazide, added to the Benicar (olmesartan). Combination BP medications like this are generally more potent than single agents. The HCT part is a mild diuretic, too, so electrolytes need to be monitored.

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