Treatment for Hypertension | BENICAR® & BENICAR HCT® - Benicar
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
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.
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.