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I may have taken double dose of Benicar hct 40. Are there side effects from taking to much?

I may have taken double dose of Benicar hct 40.  Are there side effects from taking to much?

Watch BP: It can cause a drop in your blood pressure. You should monitor your blood pressure closely for the next several hours to make sure it doesn't drop too much. Also if you start feeling lightheaded, dizzy or like you maybe feeling faint call your doctor. You should probably have someone with you to help if you have any of the symptoms described so you don't fall and hurt yourself. ...Read more

Dr. George Mathew
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Benicar (Definition)

A recent study found sprue-like enteropathy is patients taking benicar. The label has been changed to reflect this recent information. The condition mimics gluten intolerance and results and produces abdominal ...Read more


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How long does it take for Benicar hct to work?

A few hours: Benicar hct should work within a couple of hours of the first dose. The peak effect (steady state) should occur in about 3 days. ...Read more

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Dear MD, Pharma: How long it takes for Benicar/HCT to be completely out of your system. How long it continue to control BP after you stop it. ?

Dear MD, Pharma: How long it takes for Benicar/HCT to be completely out of your system. How long it continue to control BP after you stop it.
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Variable: This a two drug combination the half live for Benicar is 13 hr & hctz half live is variable 5.6-14.7 hr. That means that have the dose is metabolized on that time. Several days until it is completely eliminated ...Read more

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The Benicar hct i took this morning does affect my blood pressure today or how many day form now ?

The Benicar hct i took this morning does affect my blood pressure today or how many day form now ?

Benicar and BP: Benicar is a drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class combined with a diuretic. The BP lowering effect of Benicar can take up to two weeks to be seen. That is because it remodels the endothelium (e) of arteries as is shown in the image. This remodeling takes two weeks and the BP is lowered by making the e more compliant, thereby lowering bp. Check back with your doctor in two weeks to see. ...Read more

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Benicar/hct drug info sheet shows little differences in antihypertensive effect between dosages 40/12.5=16/10 while 20/12.5 =17/8. Would 20/12.5 be ok?

Benicar/hct drug info sheet shows little differences in antihypertensive effect between dosages 40/12.5=16/10 while 20/12.5 =17/8. Would 20/12.5 be ok?

Response: Your BP goal should be <140/90. If you have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease then it should be <130/80. Please go by response and use the smallest dose required to achieve the goals. Lifestyle modification with achieving ideal body weight, increasing exercise, watching salt intake, dash diet and moderation in alcohol intake will help decrease BP and minimize medication usage. ...Read more

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Olmesartan (Definition)

Olmesartan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more