Working toward your blood pressure goal takes a partner.

  • Struggling to get your high blood pressure under control can sometimes feel like a lonely challenge. But you have a partner who can really help: your doctor. Your doctor can help you set a blood pressure goal, then recommend a treatment plan to help you reach it.

    Your plan may include diet, exercise, reducing stress, and taking medicine like BENICAR or BENICAR HCT. Talk to your doctor to see if BENICAR or BENICAR HCT would be appropriate for you.

Start with better communication.

  • It's important that you and your doctor communicate openly and honestly. Remember that your doctor counts on you to discuss questions or concerns you may have about high blood pressure.

    To help you have a productive conversation with your doctor, below is a Doctor Discussion Guide with some questions you may want to ask at your next office visit. Print it and take it with you to your next appointment.

Doctor Discussion Guide

  1. What is my current blood pressure?

  2. What are my target blood pressure numbers?

  3. What blood pressure medication(s) am I currently taking?

  4. How are BENICAR and BENICAR HCT different from what I’m taking now?

  5. How quickly do BENICAR and BENICAR HCT start to work?

  6. What are the possible side effects of BENICAR and BENICAR HCT?

  7. How will BENICAR or BENICAR HCT interact with medicines I am already taking?

  8. Is BENICAR or BENICAR HCT right for me?


Selected Important Safety Information

Some of your other medicines and BENICAR and BENICAR HCT could affect each other. This may cause serious side effects. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take.

If you are taking BENICAR HCT, do not drink alcohol. Your blood pressure may become too low if you drink alcohol.

For important safety information, please see below.