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Benicar - Overview
Benicar is a medication used in the treatment of hypertension is some people. People who might need a Benicar medication prescription or refill can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Benicar medication, including generic Benicar HCT 20 mg and 40 mg tablets, when appropriate to do so.
What Is Benicar Used For?
Benicar prescription medication contains olmesartan medoxomil and belongs to a class of medications known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) - similar to candesartan (Atacand), irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), telmisartan (Micardis) and valsartan (Diovan). As this type of medication, Benicar medication targets angiotensin converting enzyme and the metabolic processes involved with the production of angiotensin II from angiotensin I. Specifically, Benicar medication binds the AT1 receptor (far greater than the AT2 receptor) in vascular smooth muscle from binding angiotensin II which reduces its ability to cause vasoconstriction. Benicar prescription medication may also target bradykinin and specifically how it breaks down in the body. Utilizing these mechanisms of action, Benicar prescription tablets are used in the treatment of high blood pressure in conjunction with other medications or by itself.
Benicar - Dosage and Cost
Benicar medication is available as Benicar 5 mg tablets, Benicar 20 mg tablets and Benicar 40 mg tablets. The typical starting dose in adults is Benicar 20 mg once daily although that dosing can be adjusted based on the health needs of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. After oral administration, the active drug in Benicar medication is found highly bound to proteins in the plasma. The active metabolites of Benicar tablets are excreted in the urine and the feces with an elimination half-life of under 14 hours in many healthy people. Benicar coupons can sometimes be found through the manufacturer or online. Some insurance plans may also cover costs associated with a Benicar medication prescription. This is helpful for people paying out of pocket as branded Benicar is an expensive medication, costing $10 or more per Benicar 40 mg tablet at many pharmacies in the United States. Benicar savings cards may also help with Benicar medication costs.
Can I Buy Benicar Online?
Benicar OTC (ocer the counter) is not available and one cannot just buy Benicar online in the United States as Benicar is a prescription medication. The first step to getting Benicar HCT medication is consulting a licensed medical provider. People who need a Benicar medication prescription, including generic Benicar 20 mg and Benicar 40 mg tablets, can use Push Health to consult a medical provider who can prescribe Benicar prescription medication when appropriate to do so.
Benicar - Side Effects
Before using Benicar medication, it is necessary to discuss possible side effects with a pharmacist and medical provider. Side effects that can result from Benicar use include dizziness, low blood pressure and kidney damage. Benicar tablets should be avoided during pregnancy or suspected pregnancy and by women trying to get pregnant. Patients taking Benicar tablets should be watched for hypotension or low salt levels. Benicar and alcohol should not be used at the same time. People with a hypersensitivity or allergy to Benicar medication or components of the formulation should not use Benicar prescription medication.
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Last updated July 3, 2023. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.