Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat patients suffering from hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. The drug is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, or an ARB. Benicar is given to individuals suffering from hypertension are at risk for heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. Benicar helps to reduce the risk of these medical conditions.
Benicar is the registered name for olmesartan maximal-hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan maximal that is used for regulating blood pressure. It works by reducing the narrowing of the blood vessels. It is consumed with or without food either as a suspension with purified water or as a tablet not exceeding 20 mg a day.
Benicar can be used as a stand-alone or combined with other medications to complement. However, it can have an adverse effect with barbarities, steroids, aspirin and potassium-based medicines.
Persons, who have diabetes, kidney problems, have issues with urination and or are allergic to sulfonamide-type medications, have acute asthma or lupus this medication could have an adverse effect on. Consumption of alcohol with Benicar can lower the blood pressure to dangerous levels.