Benicar/HCTZ: one medication or two?
Hello Context: Hypertension. I gave the patient Benicar/HCTZ 40/12.5 The question: is it one medication or two? Thank you.
Asked by Alayna Allabaugh 3 months ago.
It's Benicar HCT. HCTZ is the abbreviation we use for hydrochlorothiazide by itself. The 40/12.5mg is a give away. Yes, this is a combination med. Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) plus hydrochlorothiazide. This medication contains 40mg of olmesartan and 12.5mg of hydrochlorothiazide. Olmesartan medoxomil is a prodrug that's converted into olmesartan in the GI tract. This drug is in the class of antihypertensives called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Meds in this class are also called angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs. Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic, as well as a potassium-sparing drug, and works in the distal tubule of the kidney nephron. Olmesartan medoxomil, and ARB, has its site of action in vascular muscle and prevents the vasoconstriction (and subsequent increase in blood pressure) that angiotensin II causes. Hydrochlorothiazide, a potassium-sparing thiazide diruetic, has its site of action in the distal tubule of the nephron in the kidney (where urine is formed) and increases diuresis (water loss) to decrease water volume in the blood, thereby decreasing blood pressure. So these two meds do different things, work in different areas but achieve the same end result. Two words of advice: One, never give a medication to a patient without knowing what it is, what it's for, the contraindications of the medication and the potential adverse effects of that medication. Two, educate the patient that because HCTZ is potassium-sparing, foods high in postassium and potassium supplements should be avoided. Answered by Alva Himenez 3 months ago.
Benicar medicine whats it for?
Asked by Laverne Horry 3 months ago.
Benicar, is a medicine for treating high blood pressure, is an ARB, or Angiotensin-II Receptor Blocker. Angiotensin-II is a substance that constricts blood vessel walls, making the arteries narrower. Benicar blocks the action of angiotensin-II so your arteries can relax, allowing blood to flow more easily, thus resulting in lower blood pressure for most patients. I hope I was helpful. Please vote my answer as the best. I have a good resource for you to read if you want to know more. Answered by Heriberto Bandura 3 months ago.
Usually used to treat high blood pressure. Answered by Krystina Wiers 3 months ago.
Are there other drugs in the Benicar & Lipitor class that are generic?
Asked by Alexandria Dimas 3 months ago.
Benicar does different things that Lipitor. Benicar was substituted for Lisinopril with my husband because he is lactose intolerant. He is off the Lipitor for a natural remedy Red Yeast Rice Statin. It is keeping his cholesterol in the normal range - without any of the scary side effects we have heard about Lipitor. Answered by Dayna Klei 3 months ago.
Yes there is a generic statin drug called Lovastatin. I tried it and it wasn't as effective as Lipitor. Still I believe it was worth the effort of testing as it is a whole lot cheaper. Lovastatin did work, but not as well. Answered by Thaddeus Christensen 3 months ago.
Difference between Benicar and Celebrex?
Asked by Marcelina Deigado 3 months ago.
Benicar™ (olmesartan) is NOT a "water pill". It's an angiotensin receptor blocker. It's used to treat hypertension. Celebrex™ (celecoxib) is a COX-2 inhibitor. It's used for arthritis and whatnot. Answered by Casimira Rusch 3 months ago.
They are entirely different drugs! Answered by Tad Correira 3 months ago.
Does anyone know how to taper off of Lipitor and Benicar?
As I get older and watch the decay of my parents and others that are older than I, I slowly realize that getting much older is really not a very good goal. So, I think that combating the various conditions of old age, like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, is really a poor way to spend ones money.How do...
Asked by Buena Burman 3 months ago.
As I get older and watch the decay of my parents and others that are older than I, I slowly realize that getting much older is really not a very good goal. So, I think that combating the various conditions of old age, like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, is really a poor way to spend ones money. How do you taper off of these medications? Answered by Sherill Deveau 3 months ago.
There is no need to tapper down Benicar or Lipitor. If you stop benicar the High blood pressure may cause end organ damage (morbidity) and a complication like stroke, heart disease renal disease or Other increasing mortality at early age. Please read about FRAMINGHAM study. Lipitor and other statin are medications that control an enzyme that act producing cholesterol. As is well known, Cholesterol is either produced or ingested in the daily diet. It is been prove in multiple studies the benefit of having a low cholesterol- LDL and triglycerides in the decrease of vascular events like stroke, hearts disease and complications of which is hardening of the vascular system. All this diseases are related to aging and also because of multiple external, and inherited risk factors. How you can avoid these,exercising, having and excellent diet, free of cholesterol, free of smoking, drugs, stress, having a perfect genetic make up. But this is not a perfect life nor a perfect world, human body is not perfect. If you still younger start changing your life for the years to come. We can not scape aging, at least for now until research find the fountain of youth. Answered by In Metz 3 months ago.
Just 2 months ago, started taking the generic brand of Benicar instead of branded ones to save some cash?
will there be any different effects? like reduced effectiveness. need suggestions
Asked by Charlie Terhorst 3 months ago.
Benicar is a type of medication that is prescribed to lower a patient's blood pressure. By targeting a portion of the blood pressure system, it reduces constriction and lowers the incidence of hypertension. And changing brands won't reduce the benefits and effects of the drug. Benicar is available by prescription only, and you should consult your doctor when taking advice about any blood pressure I hope that answers your question. Answered by Nanette Panzarino 3 months ago.
What is the generic for Benicar?
My doc prescribed me Benicar and I'm trying to find the generic for it. I was told there was not a generic for the diuretic Benicar but there was one for the olmesartan medoxomil. Can anyone tell me what that is? I have gone to 2 pharmacies and they don't have it.
Asked by Corliss Siguenza 3 months ago.
Benicar is olmesartan medoxomil. In the USA is it protected by patent and will not be available as a generic until 2016. However if cost is an issue, return to your physician and let him/her know that, and you will get a script for another ARB (angiotensin II receptor blocker) that is generic. Answered by Drew Sego 3 months ago.
Benicar- does it have sulfur drug in it?
Asked by Jamila Goins 3 months ago.
Benicar has in it: Olmesartan medoxomil is described chemically as 2,3-dihydroxy-2-butenyl 4-(1-hydroxy-1- methylethyl)- 2-propyl-1-[p-(o- 1H-tetrazol- 5-yl- phenyl) benzyl]imidazole-5-carboxylate ,cyclic 2,3-carbonate. and is inert ingredients: hydroxypropylcellulose, lactose, low-substituted hydroxypropylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, talc, titanium dioxide, and (5 mg only) yellow iron oxide. but no sulfur.... Answered by Hassan Wesberry 3 months ago.
Do you mean sulfa? This is a pure antihypertensive drug. Answered by Jenni Stcharles 3 months ago.
No sulphur drug is present. Answered by Nu Krabbe 3 months ago.
What is the differance between benicar hct and bystolic?
blood pressure medicines
Asked by Mozelle Poore 3 months ago.
Both drugs work to lower blood pressure, but they work in different ways. First, Benicar HCT is actually a combination product including two drugs. The first drug is Benicar (generic name Olmesartan) and the second is hydrochlorothiazide (often abbreviated HCT or HCTZ). Benicar is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist and works by blocking the effect of angiotensin II in the body. Angiotensin II causes vasoconstriction (the blood vessels constrict and there is less room for blood to pass through increasing blood pressure) and by blocking this effect the Benicar helps to keep blood vessels dilated (open wide for easier blood passage) which helps lower blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic which causes an increased removal of sodium and chloride by the kidneys, and whose mechanism for lowing blood pressure is not fully understood. Combining both drugs into a single pill helps improve blood pressure control in patients who need more than one medication to manage their high blood pressure and find it easier to remember to take one pill instead of two. Bystolic (generic name Nebivolol) is a long acting cardioselective beta-1 antagonist that lowers heart rate and increases dilation of blood vessels which lowers blood pressure. Hope this helps! Answered by Caitlyn Raziano 3 months ago.
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What Is Benicar Answered by Lincoln Malecha 3 months ago.
What are the side effects of Benicar HCT?
Asked by Analisa Chatagnier 3 months ago.
The active ingredient of Benicar is OLMESARTON. As a medical student, I only look at the actvie ingredient since it causes the therapeutic effect to lower blood pressure. The most common side effect is dizziness. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Olmesartan: - Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; hoarseness) - Change in the amount of urine produced - Chest pain - Difficulty swallowing - Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat - Muscle pain or cramps These are reported side effects of Benicar HCT but be aware that this is a new drug so there can be other unreported side effects hope this helps ^_^ Answered by Elwood Whitehorn 3 months ago.