What is Benicar?

It is brand name of olmesartan, which is an AT-I type angiotensin II receptor antagonist. It is used to control high blood pressure.

Questions and answers on "Benicar"

I have been on 10 mg of benicar for one year for elivated bp. My bp now is 103/65. I have been having ed problems over past 9 months since taking...

doctor1 MD

Absolutely yes. You many not need medicine anymore.

Notify your doctor and consider a medicine holiday. Record your blood pressure on a schedule...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

My husband takes Benicar 20/12.5. Unbeknownst to me he was taking a supplement of pottasium (it is mine) by mistake. Could this raise his blood...

doctor1 MD

Dear Ma'm
Thanks for writing to us.
I think he is on Benicar-H and not on Benicar. (you have mentioned the dose of a combination)
1. Potassium...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I can't remember if I took my Benicar 40 mg for today. I have been taking 20 mg at lunch & 20 at hs. Just checked my BP & 159/89. My Bp isn't...

doctor1 MD

It's effects do not go up directly with the dose; it has a safety range. Its effects are to lower blood pressure and the maximal effect it will...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Benicar

Ask Question
Doctor Image

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Procedures
Related Medical Topics