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

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Depends

Losartan really is a twice a day medication for blood pressure and if dosed twice a day is equivalent to benicar (olmesartan).
Since losartan is now generic the cost considerations frequently favor the use of losartan. If dosing only daily i would choose benicar (olmesartan).

In brief: Depends

Losartan really is a twice a day medication for blood pressure and if dosed twice a day is equivalent to benicar (olmesartan).
Since losartan is now generic the cost considerations frequently favor the use of losartan. If dosing only daily i would choose benicar (olmesartan).
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
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