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Is Benicar (olmesartan) safe for teens? What are possible side effects?

Is Benicar (olmesartan) safe for teens? What are possible side effects?

Recent caution: A recent study found sprue-like enteropathy is patients taking benicar (olmesartan). The label has been changed to reflect this recent information. The condition mimics gluten intolerance and results and produces abdominal cramping and loose stool. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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

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

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Does Benicar (olmesartan) have fewer side effects than lisinopril?

Does Benicar (olmesartan) have fewer side effects than lisinopril?

ARB's vs ACEI: Benicar (olmesartan) an arb works similarly in many ways to lisiniopril (acei). They both block at different points in the renin-angiotensin system. A by-product of the acei however is a buildup in a chemical called bradykinin, which can produce throt irritation and a dry cough in 5-10% patients. A cough like this is much less likely with an arb agent like benicar (olmesartan). ...Read more

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Does Benicar (olmesartan) have lesser side effects than lisinopril?

Does Benicar (olmesartan) have lesser side effects than lisinopril?

User dependent: Both Benicar (olmesartan) and Lisinopril are used to treat high blood pressure. Both block the effects of angiotension--a hormone that causes constriction of blood vessels and increases blood pressure. Lisinopril has been available for several years and is available as a generic (cheaper) but can cause an annoying cough. Benicar (olmesartan) is a newer drug and is more expensive. Both can cause high potassium levels. ...Read more

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Has anyone suffered sexual side effects from lisinopril or benicar (olmesartan)?

Has anyone suffered sexual side effects from lisinopril or benicar (olmesartan)?

Few.: Ace inhibitors and arbs are sexually safe for the vast majority of users. The antihypertensives with the greatest sexual side effects are thiazide diuretics and beta blockers. Clonidine (catapres) rates high as well. The drugs from the calcium blocker family are also generally sex side-effects free. ...Read more

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Of the hbp medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects for anyone who has taken them?

Of the hbp medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects for anyone who has taken them?

ARBs: All belong to same class of drugs angiotensin receptor blockers. All virtually equivalent and well tolerated. No significant difference in side effect profile. ...Read more

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I used to take Benicar (olmesartan) HTC for blood pressure 40/12.5. Now he has me on Valsartan HTC. Which one is better as it relates to side effects? Why is Benic

I used to take Benicar (olmesartan) HTC for blood pressure 40/12.5. Now he has me on Valsartan HTC. Which one is better as it relates to side effects? Why is Benic

Well: They are very similar medicines in the same class medication like trading Coke or Pepsi. Ask your doctor what he made the change usually generic drug is the cheapest and just as effective ...Read more

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Of the high blood pressure medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects?

Of the high blood pressure medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects?

All pretty low: These are all angiotensin receptor blockers, a class of medications with particularly low incidences of adverse effects. They have some variability in efficacy. Follow kidney function, potassium levels and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is a chronic cough caused by benicar (olmesartan)?

Is a chronic cough caused by benicar (olmesartan)?

Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is an anti hypertensive medication which can cause a chronic cough. ...Read more

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Can I take Robitussin CF with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/12.5 for my cough and stuffy nose.

Can I take Robitussin CF with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/12.5 for my cough and stuffy nose.

Possible problem: The decongestant can raise blood pressure. Often best remedy for cough is albuteral inhaler.Patience. Sniff water up nose to help clear out mucous. Gargles and something soothing to suck on. ...Read more

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Have clear nasal drainage, some cough for over week. Take Benicar and norvasc. Tried Mucinex (guaifenesin) but caused BP to elevate. What can I take to dry up?

Have clear nasal drainage, some cough for over week. Take Benicar and norvasc. Tried Mucinex (guaifenesin) but caused BP to elevate. What can I take to dry up?

HTN and the cold: Try Coricidin hbp or tussin dm. You want to avoid decongestants. I have always found that a simple saline nasal spray does a great job too. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Stopped azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) 5/20 after two years because of unpleasant side effects. It's been about 10 days and I still have side effects.?

Stopped azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) 5/20 after two years because of unpleasant side effects. It's been about 10 days and I still have side effects.?

Consult: I believe you would benefit from an email consultation. An online physician would be able to clarify your reported side effects and look at your medical history /medications to determine if any correlations and then recommend appropriate next steps. ...Read more

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Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Possible.: Any blood pressure medicine can cause it. Your lightheadedness could be from low blood pressure, or slow heart rate, and or abnormal circulation. Please have yourself checked asap. Its important to have your blood pressure under control, but make sure you do not have an underlying other cardiovascular issues. ...Read more

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Side effects of codein cough syrup, consuming from last 8 years.?

Codeine cough syrup: If I understand your question correctly, you are consuming Codeine cough syrup for the last 8 years? It sounds like you might have not been using this for a cough, but perhaps for some other reason. Used chronically, Codeine can be addictive and also cause constipation, lightheadeness, drowsiness, nausea, sweating, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/khflmgd. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

Depends: There are many types of cough medicines, each medicine has its own side effect. Most common is sleepiness or drowsiness. ...Read more

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Side effects that are possible after getting the whopping cough shot?

Whooping cough shot: I would go to CDC site for full discussion. And discuss with your Dr. Who knows you best. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Not usually: Atenolol belongs to a class of medications call beta blockers. Medications in this class can cause bronchospasm which may be manifested as cough, particularly in patients with asthma. You mention also that you have dizziness which may be related to the medication. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am suffring from cold and cough pl suggest me good medicine without side effects?

I am suffring from cold and cough pl suggest me good medicine without side effects?

Cold meds: Very hard to avoid side effects when taking medication as the drugs are changing your body physiology to treat the symptoms you are suffering from. For my colds, I like Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or Robitussin cf...Either one will have some se. ...Read more

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What r the side effects of taking cough syrup and sleeping pills?

What r the side effects of taking cough syrup and sleeping pills?

Somnolence: May cause excessive somnolence. So I would try to avoid if possible. ...Read more

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How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

About 1-3 hrs: Most night time cold meds contain an antihistamine that helps you fall asleep. Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine are the common drugs used and their onset of action is from 1-3 hours and 2-3 hrs respectively. Most other antihistamines would have a similar onset of action. ...Read more

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I ve bad chronic cough and was given gabapentin, I saw long list of side effects on leaflet, is there a way I can avoid its side effects? I must use it

Gabapentin? Cough?: If you have been given Gabapentin for a chronic cough i'd like to know that you had exhausted every other conceivable option. I'd like to know your work up and previous meds tried. In low dose the side effects can be pretty mild but if you haven't been adequately evaluated it is not correct to use early. ...Read more

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What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

Minimal: Most over the counter cough medications (known as anti tussives) are typically very safe. Dextromethoraphan is a good cough suppressant and there are many "branded" versions out there. The most common side effects include dizziness and drowsiness; most people have no side effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of whooping cough vaccine?

Whooping cough TDAP: This vaccine causes some significant muscle soreness with the shot. But, this should quickly resolve and be normal. ...Read more

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Side effects of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Side effects of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Some: Hydrocodone cough suppressants can have side effects. I typically caution my patients about decreased alertness, increased sleepiness and in my COPD patients decreased respiratory function. In the elderly hydrocodone can cause significant confusion. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

Nausea, drowsiness: Hycodan (hydrocodone) contains a narcotic that when ingested could give a "high", but it could also make people feel sick, nauseated, faint, groggy, have shallow breathing, get constipated. Used over a long period of time, people get dependent, meaning they get withdrawal symptoms when stopping. It's a medicine to be used with caution. ...Read more

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Can Micardis (telmisartan) cause side effects such as a bad cough & back pain?

Can Micardis (telmisartan) cause side effects such as a bad cough & back pain?

Yes: Back pain -- up to 3 percent, unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat) could cause coughing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that telmisartan (micardis) cause side effects such as a bad cough & back pain?

Possible: It's possible. The only way to know for sure is to stop the med, wait for the side effects to resolve, and then reintroduce the med. ...Read more

Dr. George Mathew
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Olmesartan (Definition)

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


Dr. George Mathew
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Benicar (Definition)

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