Benicar HCT is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. Benicar HCT is a combination medication that contains olmesartan and hydrochlorothiazide. Olmesartan relaxes your blood vessels allowing blood to flow more easily while hydrochlorothiazide causes you to produce more urine which helps your body to remove excess salt and water.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Benicar HCT include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Benicar HCT:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Benicar HCT?
If you miss a dose of Benicar HCT, 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 else is Benicar HCT called?
Benicar HCT is also known as Olmetec Plus and Hipersar Plus internationally. Olmetec Plus and Hipersar Plus are the same brand name medications with different names internationally and are not generic alternative medications. Generic Benicar HCT is called Olmesartan HCTZ.