- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Benicar HCT* used for?
Generic for Benicar HCT* (Olmesartan–Hydrochlorothiazide) is prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This combination medication is composed of two drugs namely Olmesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Olmesartan relaxes blood vessels thereby allowing easy blood flow and Hydrochlorothiazide helps eliminate extra water and salt from your body. Generic for Benicar HCT* lowers high blood pressure thereby preventing kidney problems, strokes, and heart attacks. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Benicar HCT*?
The dosage of Generic for Benicar HCT* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. Take Generic for Benicar HCT* with a full glass of water. It may be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Benicar HCT*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Benicar HCT* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Benicar HCT*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Benicar HCT*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are fast or slow heartbeat, fainting, and severe dizziness.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Benicar HCT*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Benicar HCT*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Benicar HCT*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Benicar HCT* can interact with potassium-sparing diuretics, corticosteroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cough-and-cold products, barbiturates, and diabetes medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Benicar HCT*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Benicar HCT* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Benicar HCT* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Benicar HCT* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Benicar HCT* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Benicar HCT* can cause side effects such as dizziness, stomach pain, heartburn, diarrhea, joint pain, headache, and upper respiratory tract infections. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are chest pain, shortness of breath, confusion, fever, rapid weight gain, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Benicar HCT*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Benicar HCT*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Benicar HCT* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Benicar HCT*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Benicar HCT*?
How will Generic for Benicar HCT* work in my body?
How should Generic for Benicar HCT* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Benicar HCT* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Benicar HCT*, inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, congestive heart failure, and low or high levels of potassium in your blood. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to pregnant. Breast-feeding is not recommended while using Generic for Benicar HCT*. Limit alcoholic beverages. Do not drive, use machinery, or perform any activity that requires alertness. Avoid prolonged exposure to sun.