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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 ...Read more

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Olmesartan (Definition)

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Benicar (olmesartan) worked fine when started but gradually within 7 days cannot control BP?

Benicar (olmesartan) worked fine when started but gradually within 7 days cannot control BP?

Add another med: Previously we used to treat with one med for BP. Studies have shown that treating BP with multiple meds to work on affecting different BP works better. You may need additional meds. Thiazides diuretics would be the next med to try. ...Read more

Dr. George Mathew
129 doctors shared insights

Benicar (Definition)

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