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Are Olmesartan Medoxomil a good alternative of Benicar HCT?

My husband has been taking Benicar HCT 40-25mg for years. The insurance will only pay for the generic now that it is available. I picked it up from the pharmacy today and it is Olmesartan Medoxomil, Amlodipine and Hydrochlorothiazide 40mg/5mg/25mg. It has an extra ingredient so I m not sure it is the right generic I m sorry, I ve decided to call my doctor tomorrow. Thanks anyway
Tue, 6 Nov 2018
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Hello,

I would explain that it is true that there is another anti-hypertensive drug (amlodipine) in this new composed drug.

For this reason, the switch in this new medication may lead to low blood pressure.

I recommend discussing with your doctor on this issue.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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Are Olmesartan Medoxomil a good alternative of Benicar HCT?

Hello, I would explain that it is true that there is another anti-hypertensive drug (amlodipine) in this new composed drug. For this reason, the switch in this new medication may lead to low blood pressure. I recommend discussing with your doctor on this issue. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist