Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) medication which is prescribed to lower high blood pressure. Benicar may be used alone or alongside other blood pressure medications and works to lower your blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels and preventing them from narrowing in order to improve your blood flow.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Benicar:
If you have any of the following olmesartan side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Benicar?
If you miss a dose of Benicar, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Benicar?
Generic Benicar is known as olmesartan and is available in the same 10mg, 20mg and 40mg strengths.