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Benicar Olmesartan Hct
I may have taken double dose of Benicar (olmesartan) 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
My BP has gone from 125/80 to 150/90 since my doc put me on me regular Benicar (olmesartan) vs. Benicar (olmesartan) hct, which i was on prior. I have concerns...
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Benicar (olmesartan) hct i took this morning does affect my blood pressure today or how many day form now ?
Benicar (olmesartan) and BP: Benicar (olmesartan) is a drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class combined with a diuretic. The BP lowering effect of Benicar (olmesartan) 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
The Benicar (olmesartan) 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
They switched me to benicar (olmesartan) hct 20/12.5 for my bp been drinking it two days and tonight I had a strong anxiety attack is that normal??
Mom takes Benicar (olmesartan) hct for BP but was told to go off it (lost weight, BP normalizing). How long does Benicar (olmesartan) hct stay in your system after stopping?
About 3-4: Days before completely eliminated from system.Get a more detailed answer ›
Drugs: They are the same family of drugs similar effects, different specific arbs. ...Read more
Metoprolol 50mg 2x daily and Benicar (olmesartan) hct 40/25 1x daily. Is it best to take before or after meals?
Does not matter much: Benicar (olmesartan) HCT can be taken with or without meals - doesn't have an impact. It is suggested that metoprolol be taken with or just after meals, but I have not found and have not been aware of a significant effect by food. In summary, it does not matter much when they're taken in relation to meals. Most important is to take them as directed, aiming for roughly the same times of the day each day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will be attending a wedding soon. Drinks will be served. Will it be safe for me to have 1 if i take metoprolol and Benicar (olmesartan) hct?
I take Benicar (olmesartan) hct 40/25mg for my pressure. There is a warning about sun exposure. I go to the tanning salon 3 times a week is this okay?
Tanning is: A bad idea in the first place, and photo sensitizing meds adds to the concern. ...Read more
Taking Benicar (olmesartan) /HCT VS Spironolctone .Are they equivalent in lowering or controlling blood pressure.Any advantiage of Benicar (olmesartan) over just Spironolacton?
I have been on Benicar (olmesartan) HCT for several years. Can you tell me more about this FDA Roadmap Study as it relates to Benicar (olmesartan) and increased risk of cardiovascular death?
Unclear : This was one of many trials that have been conducted with Benicar (olmesartan) which showed a slight increase in mortality among "high risk" diabetic patients (as compared to placebo patients). That said, there was a lot of criticism of these findings - and when additional studies were conducted - the same results were not replicated. Here's a great article: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/827288 ...Read more
Can you say if it could light headiness feeling go away when taking Benicar (olmesartan) hct for high blood pressure?
Possibly: But talk to your prescribing physician & monitor your bp. ...Read more
My doctor just changed my blood pressure meds from benicar (olmesartan) 40mg to benicar (olmesartan) hct 40 mg/25 it's 99/70 .is that too low?
Ok as long as ...: It is okay as long as feeling comfortable in positioning change, that is, no dizziness. If yes, ask your doc to fine-tune its dose, but always take on practicing quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession as described in http://formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html. Besides, viewing the lists of Facts of life - 1, 2, & 3 from BUTTON in HOME of www.formefirst.com could be useful... ...Read more
What is good to take for allergies that don't make me drowsy and don't interfere with my blood pressure and my medicine Benicar (olmesartan) hct 40/25?
Taking Benicar (olmesartan) HCT 20/12.5 for over a year. WBC count has risen to 12.7. Is the Benicar (olmesartan) causing this? Is it leukemia? Never had a problem before.
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 as a breakdown of the different white blood cells, red cells and platelet counts to enter analyze the situation and whether more tests are needed. ...Read more