Find out if BENICAR is right for you

  • You've been diagnosed with high blood pressure. You may have tried diet and exercise, but are still having a tough time working toward your blood pressure goal. Perhaps your doctor has suggested BENICAR or BENICAR HCT and you're wondering: will BENICAR or BENICAR HCT work for me?

Here’s what clinical studies have shown:

  1. Although there was variation in blood pressure response, the overall blood pressure lowering effect of BENICAR taken once a day was maintained throughout the 24-hour period.

  2. Lower blood pressure results were seen in as little as 7 days.

  3. The effectiveness of BENICAR has been demonstrated in 7 clinical trials.

Please note that individual results may vary. It is important to take your high blood pressure medicine as directed by your doctor. After starting medicine, please speak with your doctor if you have questions about your blood pressure numbers or the medicine itself.

To help you get the conversation started, we've put together this list of questions to ask your doctor.

How BENICAR and BENICAR HCT are different

  • BENICAR and BENICAR HCT both help lower pressure, but they are 2 different medicines.

    BENICAR is 1 medicine, called olmesartan medoxomil, that can be used alone or with other drugs that treat high blood pressure.

    BENICAR HCT has 2 different medicines (olmesartan medoxomil and hydrochlorothiazide) in 1 tablet. Taking both medicines has been shown to lower blood pressure more than taking either medicine alone. BENICAR HCT should not be used as the first medicine to treat high blood pressure.

    Is 1 of these medicines right for you? Only your doctor can tell you. To help you ask the questions that will make the decision clearer for you both, print out our Doctor Discussion Guide.

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Selected Important Safety Information

BENICAR and BENICAR HCT may cause kidney problems, which may get worse in people with kidney disease. Talk to your doctor if you have kidney problems.

For important safety information, please see below.