Understand how BENICAR and BENICAR HCT work

  • The reason why BENICAR and BENICAR HCT can help lower your high blood pressure is the way that they work.

    Both BENICAR and BENICAR HCT have a specific medical agent designed to block angiotensin II, a natural chemical in your body that can raise blood pressure by causing blood vessels to tighten and narrow.

    By blocking this specific chemical both BENICAR and BENICAR HCT help lower blood pressure by helping your blood vessels relax and widen.

    BENICAR HCT also adds a second medicine that decreases water content, since retaining too much water can raise blood pressure.

  • Watch how BENICAR works

  • Watch how BENICAR HCT works

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.