BENICAR and BENICAR HCT are 2 different medicines that have been proven to help lower blood pressure

  • 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
  • Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure1

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other serious health threats2

  • Regular physical activity helps to lower blood pressure3

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The effectiveness of BENICAR has been demonstrated in 7 clinical trials

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

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

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.

Is BENICAR or BENICAR HCT right for you?

Only your doctor can tell you. Get your questions answered at your next visit with help from this Doctor Discussion Guide.


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.

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