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Medicine For Benicar Allergy
What is good to take for allergies that don't make me drowsy and don't interfere with my blood pressure and my medicine Benicar (olmesartan) hct 40/25?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Benicar allergy: Allergy to benicar. I am reporting you again. ...Read more
Benicar (olmesartan) 40.12.5mg for hypertension. Lately right eye hurts in the a.m. Allergy eye drops no help. Today vision a little blurry in that eye. Help pleas
What kind of allergy medicine can I take while taking, tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) and losarten 100/50?
Allergy Meds Fine: There are no contraindications for taking these medications while on allergy medicine (like antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays). ...Read more
Med allergy: An allergy to olmesartan (brand name, Benicar) implies an allergy to a drug in the angiotensin receptor blocker category. One would have to know the specifics of the signs or symptoms to judge whether or not it is an allergy. In addition, an allergic reaction might be specific for only one drug in a class or it might pertain to all members of a class. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Benicar/hct drug info sheet shows little differences in antihypertensive effect between dosages 40/12.5=16/10 while 20/12.5 =17/8. Would 20/12.5 be ok?
Response: Your BP goal should be <140/90. If you have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease then it should be <130/80. Please go by response and use the smallest dose required to achieve the goals. Lifestyle modification with achieving ideal body weight, increasing exercise, watching salt intake, dash diet and moderation in alcohol intake will help decrease BP and minimize medication usage. ...Read more
Hello, 2 months ago I reduced my Benicar (olmesartan) from 40 mg daily down to 20 mg daily. Is 1/2 of the drug out of my system by now?
Medications: I do not understand the way you are seeing things. The drug is still in your system. There is a therapeutic dose range that it get's to. If this dose is therapeutic then your blood pressure should be normal. On the dose you are currently on that would have occurred within one week of the change. ...Read more
Why bother with ARBs: They're both expensive. Can you not take an ace-inhibitor? They're better proven in evidence based studies, and Lisinopril is $4/month at walmart and a bunch of other places. That said, they're pretty comparable as BP meds. ...Read more
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
What is the peak time and half-life of amlodipine, pravachol, (pravastatin) and benicar/hct medicines respectively. Thanks for the help in advance.
LookOnline & Empower: Search engines, esp google, can rapidly find these answers for you (& me), e.g. Search "amlodipine t½" & go to nih, fda or edu websites. Keep in mind that chemical t½ life & physiologic t½ life may be very different, data is only a small group average & there are many variables. Also keep in mind that your primary medical decision maker (primary physician, if you will) is always you, no one else. ...Read more
Of the high blood pressure medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects?
Can using 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine during dental work interacts with bystolic, (nebivolol) benicar/hct or isosorbide mononitrate medicine.?
Probably not: Although Lidocaine is a vasodilator, there is no clinical evidence of any drug interactions or special precautions needed. However, if during the injection, some of the anesthetic were to be introduced directly into a blood vessel, the Epinephrine could cause a minor and short acting increase in heart rate. ...Read more
Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?
Likely: I wonder about triamterene, but, could be others. Check with your pharmacist he can look it up on computer to sort through hundreds of side effects that could possibly occur with these meds. Don't stop any till you talk with your doc to arrange for a replacement. ...Read more
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
Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker and Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. They work in the same pathway but in different places. Their results are similar. ...Read more
Yes!: It's unusual and rare, but agents from both the ACE inhibitor and ARB families can be taken concurrently. I've used both in cases of tough to control hypertension. When doing so it's important to get your serum potassium level checked periodically, for the two combined can result in high potassium levels in the bloodstream. ...Read more
Green Tea Diet: This diet medicine is a fraud and will not bring you any lasting or real weight loss. It can raise your blood pressure or even your heart rate so may counter act the benicar (olmesartan). Please do not be one of the people gullible enough to buy into fad diets. Most likely you do realize that caffeine is not going to bring you any change in your weight. ...Read more
If only: On Benicar (olmesartan) you have several different options to use as far as medications. But you can help her by minimizing her daily stresses and contributing any way you can. Have her see her doctor to help adjust her treatment ...Read more
How long does Benicar (olmesartan) 20 milgram takes to lower blood pressure when u take it the first day..
About an hour: It takes time for the medicine to be absorbed from the GI tract. Generally, you can expect to start seeing the effect after an hour. However, you will need to take the medicine daily for the medicine to reach its maximum effect after about 2 weeks. ...Read more
I was told grapefruit isn't good for you if you take blood pressure pills. Is that true? I take Benicar (olmesartan) 20mg.
Yes and no: That depends on the how the medication is metabolized. Grapefruit can inhibit certain enzymes in the liver that metabolize many medications. If these enzymes are inhibited then the liver can't eliminate the drug properly and the levels of the drug increase in your body. Benicar (olmesartan) is not metabolized this way and you should be okay to eat grapefruit. ...Read more