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Going Off Benicar
Hello, I'm 38 years old. Male benicar (olmesartan) user. I've been taking 40mg of benicar (olmesartan) for 1.5 years. Can i ween off safely by going down to 20 mg for a week?
Yes...: But your BP should be the guide. If you are switching to another med you can stop in 48hrs. if you are stopping med completely....your BP will be the guide. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Half life: The half life is 13 hours - it will effectively be out of you in 65 hours. ...Read more