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Olmesartan Allergy In Children
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
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
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?
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
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): 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
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
Unlikely: Short answer would be unlikely. I dont say no because anything is possible ;) ...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
3-4 days : To reach maximal efficacy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is there a generic for azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) or can they just give me a script for each of the meds separately??
Separately: Talk to your pharmacy about the price difference if you get them separately. Then ask your doc to change to using it separately, unless he has samples. You can also call the drug company who makes Azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) and sometimes they have programs to help pay for it, or give coupons or samples. ...Read more
I am taking Benicar (olmesartan) 40mg/HCT 25mg daily for HTN, can I substitute a generic or similar med for Benicar (olmesartan)?
Maybe: Benicar (olmesartan) is very expensive, so a lot of people look for substitutes which are similar but less expensive. You should talk to your doctor about generics like losartan/HCTZ 100/25 mg. This is very similar, same category, but much less expensive. However, it does not work quite as well either. Usually, we do trial and error until we hit the right balance of efficacy, side effects and cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was taking azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) 5 mg/ 40 mg . After stopping, how long till it is completely out of my system? Thank u.
Up to ~50 hours: Azor is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan with relative half life of 30-50 hours and 13 hours respectively. Thus depending on your kidney function give about 2&1/2 days for your system to clear this drug. Hopefully you are under the care of your doctor to safely get off this medication and initiate what other therapy will work for you. Take care. ...Read more
I need to change Olmesartan 40 mg to Lisinopril. How many mg should of Lisinopril cover my actual dosis of Olmesartan? Thnak in advance
They gave me a shot of torradol at quick care but i still need to take my azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) do these meds have any interactions?
Check & see:
You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is one option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also an excellent source of information.
Elevation of sgpt to 66 u/i is it due to olmesartan 10mg or to lercanidipine 20mg knowing that patient is taking these two medications, please advice?
I am 37 years old, 100kg, and 186cm tall, I have proteinurea of 0.2 g/l and I am taking olmesartan 10mg+lercanidipine20mg to regulate hypertension, advice?
Proteinuria: You are taking olmesartan (o) which can lower blood pressure and the amount of protein (p) in your urine. Ask you doctor to order a 24 hour urine collection to see how much p you have in your urine. If you are not on 40 mg of o, ask your physician to increase the drug of o to that dose. The lowering of p is dependent on the dose of o, the higher the dose the more the reduction of p. Bon chance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My BP has gone from 125/80 to 150/90 since my doc put me on me regular Benicar (olmesartan) vs. Benicar (olmesartan) hct, which i was on prior. I have concerns...
I am 40 and gained 23 pounds taking sertraline and Benicar (olmesartan) over the past 3 years. I am 5'7" and 190lbs. I exercise 3 to 4 times a week and cannot lose?
Calories count: Has your thyroid been checked to make sure that it is not underactive? Make daily list of every thing you eat and count the calories. If you are an active person and don't exceed 1000 calories per day, you should lose weight. Otherwise go to a weight loss clinic or specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is benicar (olmesartan) hct stronger then regular benicar (olmesartan) ? My doc switch me from regular benicar (olmesartan) 20 to 4mg still high .i plan to go see him next week like he said
Second ingredient.: Benicar (olmesartan)-HCT has a second ingredient, Hydrochlorothiazide, added to the Benicar (olmesartan). Combination BP medications like this are generally more potent than single agents. The HCT part is a mild diuretic, too, so electrolytes need to be monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are no significant interactions of these drugs, please contact your prescriber to be sure. ...Read more
Experiment: Did symptoms start only after starting the Benicar (olmesartan) or did you use to have them before also? If yes then you can hold Benicar (olmesartan) with permission of your pcp. If symptoms disappear for weeks then Benicar (olmesartan) is culprit. If symptoms persist then there is some other cause like migraine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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