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Benicar Hct Side Effects
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
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.
Any risk or contradictions form taking 500 mg ranexa twice a day with benicar/hct in the morning and 5 mg bystolic in evening ?
My BP has gone from 125/80 to 150/90 since my doc put me on me regular Benicar vs. Benicar hct, which i was on prior. I have concerns...
The Benicar hct pill that i took this morning does it affect my blood pressure today or how many days from now?
Today: The blood-pressure lowering effect will last for about 24 hours. ...Read more
Mom takes Benicar hct for BP but was told to go off it (lost weight, BP normalizing). How long does Benicar hct stay in your system after stopping?
About 3-4: Days before completely eliminated from system.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
They switched me to benicar hct 20/12.5 for my bp been drinking it two days and tonight I had a strong anxiety attack is that normal??
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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