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Took Ben40/HCT12.5 for 4 years. Started taking Benicar (olmesartan) 40 alone, I got SOB sensation all day &at night gets better. Is there HCT withdrawal symptoms.?

Took Ben40/HCT12.5 for 4 years. Started taking Benicar (olmesartan) 40 alone, I got SOB sensation all day &at night gets better. Is there HCT withdrawal symptoms.?

Absolutely not: There's no withdrawal from HCT and your symptoms are most unusual. It sounds like exertion may be related to your SOB since it only occurs by day - depending on what your catheterization showed and how long ago it was done, a treadmill stress test might be indicated.

Dr. George Mathew
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Can you take Benicar (olmesartan) and adivan together?

Yes: There are no significant interactions of these drugs, please contact your prescriber to be sure.

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Does anyone know how to taper off benicar (olmesartan)?

Does anyone know how to taper off benicar (olmesartan)?

Fix your hypertensio: First you fix your hyptertension with diet, weight loss and exercise. Then you taper off the Benicar (olmesartan) with a doctors help as your blood pressure improves.

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How long does it take for Benicar (olmesartan) hct to work?

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

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Is 105 / 85 a good BP reading. Taking 10 mg Benicar (olmesartan) once daily?

Is 105 / 85 a good BP reading. Taking 10 mg Benicar (olmesartan) once daily?

Ideal BP is 120/80: What was your pre-treatment BP? Do you feel any symptoms with a BP of 105/85? - feeling weak, light headed, dizzy etc. The ideal BP is 120/80 but each person is a little different. Lifestyle modification- Mediterranean diet, no added salt & regular exercise- walking, yoga, meditation.

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Have you doctors heard anything new on benicar going generic? It's my understanding it going generic this year. It be nice go get it cheaper

Have you doctors heard anything new on benicar going generic? It's my understanding it going generic this year. It be nice go get it cheaper

Not yet. 2017.: There's currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Benicar available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version, but these medications may be counterfeit & potentially unsafe. That being said, Olmesartan (Benicar) loses patent protection in 2016, so a generic may be available in 2017; also, Losartan is already generic & available

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Ben VS Ben/HCT. Benicar (olmesartan) drug sheet says Ben 40 mg has BP reductions about 13/7 while adding 12.5 mg HCT (Ben/HCT 40/12.5) reduction is 16/10 only.?

BP reduction: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) is an effective BP lowering drug. Adding another BP lowering drug, HCT (H), gives an additive effect in lowering BP. That is why the combination of B and H lowers BP greater than B acting on its own. You can also ask your physician (P) your question for a more meaningful answer, as your P knows you best of all.

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I now taking linisopril switching from Benicar (olmesartan). My BP is 156/94 first few readings but goes down to 130/80 after taking it ten times do I need to swit?

I now taking linisopril switching from Benicar (olmesartan). My BP is 156/94 first few readings but goes down to 130/80 after taking it ten times do I need to swit?

Hypertension?: You need to ask your physician (p) why the change was made and get the p's insight of how well your BP is controlled. You also do not mention the dose of Benicar (olmesartan) that you were on nor the dose of Lisinopril you are currently taking. Perhaps, an increased dose of Lisinopril is what you need to be a BP systolic target of less than 140 mm.

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What does Benicar (olmesartan) do?

What does Benicar (olmesartan) do?

Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Olmesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Benicar is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. It is sometimes given together with other blood pressure medications

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Where can I get Benicar (olmesartan) 20mg?

Benicar (olmesartan) 20 mg: You can get Benicar (olmesartan) from a physician writing a prescription and taking that to a pharmacy, either retail or a mail in one.

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How dangerous is to stop benicar 20mg suddenly?

Benicar: Why do you need to stop it? It is a medication for controlling blood pressure and it is not advisable to have uncontrolled/poorly controlled BP. Contact your prescribing physician and discuss it.

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How long before Benicar (olmesartan) take effect?

Within a day: Benicar or olmesartan should be largely absorbed and taking effect within the first day. Most people will see an effect much sooner than this.

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How long for Benicar (olmesartan) to work? An hour?

How long for Benicar (olmesartan) to work? An hour?

Somewhat: You will see some blood pressure lowering in an hour, most of the effect after 2-3 days, and full effect after about 2 weeks of treatment.

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Please describe the medication: benicar (olmesartan)?

Please describe the medication: benicar (olmesartan)?

Side effect: 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.

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How long does Benicar (olmesartan) stay in your body?

How long does Benicar (olmesartan) stay in your body?

Half life: The half life is 13 hours - it will effectively be out of you in 65 hours.

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How long does it take for Benicar (olmesartan) 20mg to start working?

How long does it take for Benicar (olmesartan) 20mg to start working?

Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor binder or arb anti-hypertensive. It is absorbed and quickly metabolised in the gut. On average the drug should begin working within 20-40 minutes of ingestion. It works on a complex feedback system and can take up to two weeks before seeing any effects on your blood pressure. After two weeks your doctor may decide to adjust the dose if no benefits are seen.

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Can you tell me how I could counteract the symptoms of benicar (olmesartan)?

Can you tell me how I could counteract the symptoms of benicar (olmesartan)?

Benicar (olmesartan) symptoms: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) has the following serious side effects (SE): Difficulty with breathing or swallowing, chest pain, cough, vertigo, abdominal pain, hyperkalemia, renal failure, and rhabdomyolysis. These are very rare, as B is from a class of drugs that has very few SE. If you develop one of these go to the ER for treatment. If the symptoms are severe. If your symptoms are not, call your physician.

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