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Benicar

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Other Names: Olmesartan

Diovan

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/ 7,699 posts
Other Names: Valsartan
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 9,709 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 7,699 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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, ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Van Praag
May 20, 2014
Van Praag wrote
Forced by Aetna off Diovan for Irbesartan
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had them. I was on diovan and doc switched me to Benicar...
...on Benicar for a good 3 years and with exercise and weight loss, I am trying to come off meds. I ...I was on diovan and doc switched me to Benicar after it made me sick to my stomach and groggy....
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...
...I was switched to atenolol 25 mg. ...area. Also on diovan 160mg from my usual benicar 20mg. With this ...to try inderal or benicar or both maybe it will work without problems. The only r...
told him to immediately discontinue taking Diovan oral. Now...
...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...
told him to immediately discontinue taking Diovan oral. Now...
Diovan User Reviews My twin brother ...months, while I was taking benicar with no side affects. After those two ...body. His doctor told him to immediately discontinue taking Diovan oral. Now he...
BP is only mildly lowered since being switched from Diovan
...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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