Dosage Information | BENICAR® & BENICAR HCT® - Benicar
BENICAR® (olmesartan medoxomil) and
BENICAR HCT® (olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide)
BENICAR and BENICAR HCT can only work if taken as prescribed by your doctor
Your doctor will decide what the right dose is for you. Many doctors prescribe the lowest starting dose of BENICAR or BENICAR HCT to their patients. Then, if that doesn’t lower blood pressure enough, they may raise the dose.
Take BENICAR and BENICAR HCT as prescribed by your doctor
Once a day,
Alone or with other drugs that treat high blood pressure
Keep taking your medicine as your doctor recommends, even if your blood pressure is improving.
Skipping doses or not taking your medicine may cause your blood pressure to rise again.
Do not take BENICAR HCT as your first medicine for the treatment of your high blood pressure.
Selected Important Safety Information
Do not take BENICAR or BENICAR HCT if you:
- Take a medicine that contains aliskiren and you have diabetes or kidney problems
Do not take BENICAR HCT if you:
- Have less urine than normal or if you cannot urinate
- Are allergic to any component of this medicine
For Important Safety Information, please see below.
Remember to refill
When you’re taking BENICAR or BENICAR HCT every day, your prescription can run out before you notice. Remember to refill your prescription before it runs out.