Benicar is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. It works by inhibiting the action of a chemical transmitter (angiotensin II) and allowing the blood vessels to dilate (widen) and the kidneys to eliminate extra sodium and fluids. These actions combine to help lower blood pressure. Generic name of Benicar is Olmesartan. Benicar is also known as Olmesartan, Olmetec, Olmezest, Olmecip. Brand name of Benicar is Benicar.
Take Benicar orally with or without food.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Benicar suddenly.
Benicar Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Benicar and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store your medicine at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children and in a container that small children cannot open.
Benicar More Info
Active Ingredient: Olmesartan.
Other Ingredients: Sorbitol solution at 70 % (non crystallizing) (E420), Glycerol, Propylene glycol, Sodium saccharinate, Methylparahydroxybenzoate (E218), Propylparahydroxybenzoate (E216), Banana flavor 54330/A (Firmenich), Sodium acetate, Glacial acetic acid, Purified water,
Do not take Benicar if you are allergic to Benicar components.
Do not take Benicar if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.
Avoid machine driving.
Patients who take medicine for high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment.
Be careful if you use salt substitute or a product that has potassium in it.
Do not stop taking Benicar suddenly.