Benicar vs Benicar HCT

Benicar
(Rx)
Benicar HCT
(Rx)
Benicar is a high blood pressure medication.
Benicar HCT is a high blood pressure medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
3.2
Concern level
2.7
Concern level
3.2
Approval Date
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April 25, 2002
June 5, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
11,707 Discussions
867 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Benicar is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
Benicar HCT is prescribed for High Blood Pressure and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ben
Tiredness
10
Dizziness
6
Cough
5
Headaches
4
Muscle Pain
4
Allergy
3
Depression
3
Shortness of Breath
2
Joint Pain
2
Weight Loss
2
Ben
Dizziness
9
Tiredness
7
Cough
6
Headaches
6
Weight Gain
5
Weight Loss
4
Allergy
4
Muscle Pain
3
Cramping
3
Shortness of Breath
3
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Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Benicar HCT during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Benicar and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Benicar HCT and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Tablet: 20-12.5 mg, 40-25 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Olmesartan Medoxomil
Olmesartan Medoxomil/Hydrochlorothiazide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benicar and Benicar HCT: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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