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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?

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

Dr. George Mathew
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Olmesartan (Definition)

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. George Mathew
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Benicar (Definition)

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