Understanding what's at stake

  • Your doctor has helped you create a plan to control your blood pressure if it's too high. That's why you're dieting, exercising, and taking medication to treat it. However, if your blood pressure is not under control yet, it is important to find a way to lower it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can raise your risk of:
  • Stroke

    According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is the Number 1 cause of stroke.1

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart disease and a significant cause of death.

Lowering your blood pressure may help lower your risk for stroke and heart attack.

  • By reducing high blood pressure, you can help reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack. That's why it's so important to get your blood pressure under control. Learn about BENICAR to see if it may be right for you. There are no controlled studies demonstrating risk reduction with BENICAR.

    Patients may require more than one type of blood pressure lowering medication. Along with lowering blood pressure, a complete treatment plan to lower the chance of a stroke or heart attack may include exercise, a diet low in sodium, stopping smoking, controlling cholesterol, treatment or prevention of blood clots, and controlling blood sugar.

Did you know?

  • High blood pressure is a common condition that affects about 1 in 3 adults in the U.S.2


  • Nearly 50% of Americans with high blood pressure, almost 40 million of the 80 million people with high blood pressure in the U.S., don't have it under control.3


  • High blood pressure can damage your arteries, heart, and other organs.4


Selected Important Safety Information

BENICAR and BENICAR HCT may cause serious side effects, such as low blood pressure (hypotension), which may cause you to feel faint or dizzy.

For important safety information, please see below.