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Accidentally took benicar dose twice. Should I worry?

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I accidently took my benicar 40 tonight I took a dose this am... Should I panic?
Posted Wed, 23 Oct 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 55 minutes later
Brief answer...There is no need to get panicky
Detailed answer...
Thanks for the query.
BENICAR 40 is an antihypertensive medicine called as OLMESARTAN.
On accidental consumption one may develop some transient dizziness or light headed XXXXXXX or some headache because of lowering of blood pressure but the effect wont last long and so there is nothing to get panicky.However if you feel shortness of breath or chest pain,then you may go to ER.
In the mean while,it is better to stay home and watch your symptoms.
Don't drive any vehicle to be on safer side.
I hope it helps however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
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