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Is Benicar (olmesartan) safe for teens? What are possible side effects?

Is Benicar (olmesartan) safe for teens? What are possible side effects?

Recent caution: 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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Dr. George Mathew
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Olmesartan (Definition)

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


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How should I get rid of cefuroxime side effects. ?

How should I get rid of cefuroxime  side effects. ?

Which effects?: Predominantly gi, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Generally just stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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Has anyone suffered sexual side effects from lisinopril or benicar (olmesartan)?

Has anyone suffered sexual side effects from lisinopril or benicar (olmesartan)?

Few.: Ace inhibitors and arbs are sexually safe for the vast majority of users. The antihypertensives with the greatest sexual side effects are thiazide diuretics and beta blockers. Clonidine (catapres) rates high as well. The drugs from the calcium blocker family are also generally sex side-effects free. ...Read more

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Is Benicar (olmesartan) safe for teens? What are possible side effects?

Recent caution: 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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I may have taken double dose of Benicar (olmesartan) hct 40. Are there side effects from taking to much?

I may have taken double dose of Benicar (olmesartan) hct 40.  Are there side effects from taking to much?

Watch BP: It can cause a drop in your blood pressure. You should monitor your blood pressure closely for the next several hours to make sure it doesn't drop too much. Also if you start feeling lightheaded, dizzy or like you maybe feeling faint call your doctor. You should probably have someone with you to help if you have any of the symptoms described so you don't fall and hurt yourself. ...Read more

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Does Benicar (olmesartan) have fewer side effects than lisinopril?

Does Benicar (olmesartan) have fewer side effects than lisinopril?

ARB's vs ACEI: Benicar (olmesartan) an arb works similarly in many ways to lisiniopril (acei). They both block at different points in the renin-angiotensin system. A by-product of the acei however is a buildup in a chemical called bradykinin, which can produce throt irritation and a dry cough in 5-10% patients. A cough like this is much less likely with an arb agent like benicar (olmesartan). ...Read more

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Does Benicar (olmesartan) have lesser side effects than lisinopril?

Does Benicar (olmesartan) have lesser side effects than lisinopril?

User dependent: Both Benicar (olmesartan) and Lisinopril are used to treat high blood pressure. Both block the effects of angiotension--a hormone that causes constriction of blood vessels and increases blood pressure. Lisinopril has been available for several years and is available as a generic (cheaper) but can cause an annoying cough. Benicar (olmesartan) is a newer drug and is more expensive. Both can cause high potassium levels. ...Read more

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Of the hbp medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects for anyone who has taken them?

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

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I used to take Benicar (olmesartan) HTC for blood pressure 40/12.5. Now he has me on Valsartan HTC. Which one is better as it relates to side effects? Why is Benic

I used to take Benicar (olmesartan) HTC for blood pressure 40/12.5. Now he has me on Valsartan HTC. Which one is better as it relates to side effects? Why is Benic

Well : They are very similar medicines in the same class medication like trading Coke or Pepsi.Ask your doctor what he made the change usually generic drug is the cheapest and just as effective ...Read more

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Of the high blood pressure medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects?

Of the high blood pressure medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects?

All pretty low: These are all angiotensin receptor blockers, a class of medications with particularly low incidences of adverse effects. They have some variability in efficacy. Follow kidney function, potassium levels and blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. George Mathew
129 doctors shared insights

Benicar (Definition)

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