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Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is a cardiac Chronic (medicine) Disease in which the systemic arterial blood pressure ...
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Benicar
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Diovan
Other name: Olmesartan (Olmesartan)
Other name: Valsartan (Valsartan)
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Olmesartan medoxomil (trade names: Benicar in the US, Olmetec in EU and Canada, WinBP, Golme in India, Erastapex in Egypt) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used to treat hypertension...
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Valsartan (Angiotan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (more commonly called an "ARB", or angiotensin receptor blocker), with particularly high Affinity (pharmacology) for the Angiotensin II receptor type 1. By blocking the action of angiotensin, ...
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Olmesartan medoxomil (trade names: Benicar in the US, Olmetec in EU and Canada, WinBP, Golme in India, Erastapex in Egypt) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used to treat hypertension...
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Valsartan (Angiotan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (more commonly called an "ARB", or angiotensin receptor blocker), with particularly high Affinity (pharmacology) for the Angiotensin II receptor type 1. By blocking the action of angiotensin, ...
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great, but I switched to Diovan recently for because I'm...
" ...been on Benicar for 4 mos and it was great, but I switched to Diovan recently for because I'm a runner and I do get a little bit of back ache with Benicar, but I still ...fulltime and Diovan is ... "

Diovan is 10/90). These drugs tend to work more...
" Benicar worked for me immediately. You may need the 40's. Normally, I'd expect the Benicar 20's to be stronger than ...is 50/50 renal/liver; Diovan is 10/90). These drugs tend to work more in an... "

going to the big pharmacy in the sky. I've started coughing...
" Well, Diovan may be going to the big pharmacy in the sky. I've started coughing. It's not unbearable yet, ...I also have a sore throat, similar to my Benicar experience. Diovan has the added tre... "

other meds. My drug plan had my doctor change it to Diovan...
" I have been taking Benicar 20mg for high blood pressure and it was working in combination with two other meds. My drug plan had my doctor change it to Diovan 160mg. Does the Diovan... "

on diovan 160mg from my usual benicar 20mg. With this...
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" ...months, while I was taking benicar with no side affects. After those two months he experienced alopecia as a side ...His doctor told him to immediately discontinue taking Diovan oral. Now he's w... "

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" ...Benicar for 1 month. Have had one attack of severe bronchitis and now, 3weeks later, it's back but this time I've been diagnosed with acute, chronic asthma attack. Have horrible deep cough, wheez... "

took the Diovan I did not notice any side effects and I did...
" ...3 readings. When I took the Diovan I did not notice any side effects and I did not ...any differently. Since the Benicar I can really feel the difference. I feel very relaxed and sometimes a lit... "

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