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Benicar: Benicar is an angiotensin receptor binder or arb anti-hypertensive. It is absorbed and quickly metabolised in the gut. On average the drug should begin working within 20-40 minutes of ingestion. It works on a complex feedback system and can take up to two weeks before seeing any effects on your blood pressure. After two weeks your doctor may decide to adjust the dose if no benefits are seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ideal BP is 120/80: What was your pre-treatment BP? Do you feel any symptoms with a BP of 105/85?- feeling weak,light headed,dizzy etc. The ideal BP is 120/80 but each person is a little different. Lifestyle modification- Mediterranean diet,no added salt & regular exercise- walking,yoga,meditation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benicar onset: Benicar (B) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) class of drugs. It works by remodeling the endothelium (E) of blood vessels, which makes them less stiff and it lowers BP that way. It takes about 2 weeks for B to remodel the E. Once B is stopped, the E begins to change to become stiffer, or less compliant and the BP rises. So, the answer to your question is about 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I'm 38 years old. Male benicar user. I've been taking 40mg of benicar 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
Google said patent will expire on benicar April 26 this year is that true? When it generic will it be lot cheaper instead of 280 dollars a month?
Hopefully: Generic drugs tend to be less expensive than their patented precursors. The cost of generics has been trending upwards in the United States making them less affordable than in the past. Call your Congressmen and Senators. Medication in general should not be a luxury product, whether brand or generic. ...Read more
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