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What is the definition or description of: Olmesartan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Olmesartan allergy?

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 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

Olmesartan Allergy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What kind of allergy medicine can I take while taking, tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) and losarten 100/50?

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

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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

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

Eye pain on Benicar (olmesartan): Please see an ophthalmologist (O) as soon as possible. Your eye problem is almost certainly not due to any blood pressure medications you are on. Please go see an O ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for what treatment the drug olmesartan medoxomil is used?

Can you tell me for what treatment the drug olmesartan medoxomil is used?

Aka Benicar (olmesartan): It is from a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers, used commonly in the treatment of hypertension, (high blood pressure) ...Read more

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For what the drug olmesartan medoxomil is used?

For what the drug olmesartan medoxomil is used?

Hypertension: Olmesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). It lowers blood pressure. It is also used in heart failure, coronary artery disease and in the prevention of kidney damage. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Hai doctor, I am using medicines for BP, olmesartan 20 mg and metaprlol50mg. Can I use megapen 500mg for my heat boils?

Hai doctor, I am using medicines for BP, olmesartan 20 mg and metaprlol50mg. Can I use megapen 500mg for my heat boils?

Here are some...: An antibiotics like Megapen should theoretically not interfere the effects of both antihypertensives you are using since they belongs to entirely different categories. If still worrying, read the drug info inserts in detail or ask the prescribing doctor. Besides, not all drugs are tested with all other drugs, but just something potentially relevant. Yet, be alert to report possible side effects... ...Read more

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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?

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

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Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

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

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Is it safe to drink a beer when taking the medicine azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)?

Is it safe to drink a beer when taking the medicine azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)?

azor (amlodipine and olmesartan): This drug is a combination antihypertensive. One beer shouldn't be a problem once in a while but I wouldn't do it regularly. ...Read more

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Taking azor, (amlodipine and olmesartan) amiodarone, Xanax. Have bad night sweats. Are these medicines safe?

Taking azor, (amlodipine and olmesartan) amiodarone, Xanax. Have bad night sweats. Are these medicines safe?

Diaphoresis: Azor, (amlodipine and olmesartan) amiodarone & xanax all have potential side effect of increased sweating. Remember not to eat or drink grapefruit when taking amiodarone. ...Read more

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Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?

Possible.: Any blood pressure medicine can cause it. Your lightheadedness could be from low blood pressure, or slow heart rate, and or abnormal circulation. Please have yourself checked asap. It's important to have your blood pressure under control, but make sure you do not have an underlying other cardiovascular issues. ...Read more

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Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?

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 occur with these meds. Don't stop any till you talk with your doc to arrange for a replacement. ...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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What is olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide?

What is olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide?

Benicar (olmesartan): Olmesartan is an angiotensin 2 receptor blocker. For information read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmesartan ...Read more

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How do Benicar (olmesartan) and lisinopril differ?

How do Benicar (olmesartan) and lisinopril differ?

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

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Olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide, what is this?

Olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide, what is this?

Blood pressure pill: Combination between 2 medicines. Olmesartan is an "ARB" which relaxes blood vessels. Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill that lowers blood pressure. The two medicines work well together. ...Read more

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Can Benicar (olmesartan) and lisinopril be taken at the same time?

Can Benicar (olmesartan) and lisinopril be taken at the same time?

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

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Blood pressure 106/62. Is that good I take Benicar (olmesartan) 20 mg?

Blood pressure 106/62. Is that good I take Benicar (olmesartan) 20 mg?

Reduce dose: You are 36 & try to take 10 mg & monitor BP daily for 10 days.
Add natural BP lowering foods like watermelon, fresh beet root juice & aged garlic @ many others-Google
& check. Life style modification measures etc. ...Read more

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Is there calcium channel blockers in the medication benicar (olmesartan) thanks?

Is there calcium channel blockers in the medication benicar (olmesartan) thanks?

Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar is (olmesartan) which is not a calcium channel blocker. It is in a class called ARBs. Which stands for angiotensin receptor blockers. ...Read more

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Can simvastin or Benicar (olmesartan) compatible to taking green tea weight pill?

Can simvastin or Benicar (olmesartan) compatible to taking green tea weight pill?

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

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How can I lower my moms BP lt arm 176/86? Taking Benicar (olmesartan) 20mg one daily

How can I lower my moms BP lt arm 176/86? Taking Benicar (olmesartan) 20mg one daily

If only: On Benicar (olmesartan) you have several 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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Olmesartan (Definition)

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