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Known as Olmetec internationally


Benicar is known generically as olmesartan and is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). This medication comes in tablet form for oral administration and comes in 10mg, 20mg and 40mg. We have both the generic and brand name available for purchase in all three strengths!

Benicar is a treatment for high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, for both children (over 6 years) and adults. Benicar can be used on its own or in combination with other blood pressure medications. High blood pressure occurs when blood moving through your arteries travels at a higher pressure than normal (which can be caused by diet, genes, age, weight and other factors), and can lead to more fatal conditions such as stroke and heart failure.

Olmesartan works by keeping the blood vessels wide and preventing them from widening, which lowers the blood pressure and improves the blood flow.

Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist.

Take Benicar orally once a day with a full glass of water.

This medication can be taken with or without food.

Make sure you take Benicar at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system.

For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well. 


This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Benicar. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to kidney disease, liver disease, and severe loss of body water, and mineral efficiencies. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Benicar.

If you are taking any other drugs for cholesterol ensure that you take Benicar four hours before any other medication. Additionally you can speak with your doctor to help schedule your drugs to ensure there are no interactions.

While taking Benicar you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Benicar.

Side Effects

Side effects for Benicar are: dizziness, lightheadedness, bronchitis, back pain, joint or muscle pain, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, itching or skin rash, weakness, headache, flu-like symptoms, blood in the urine, and sinus infections.

More serious side effects are: difficulty with breathing or swallowing, chest pain, cough, vertigo, abdominal pain, hyperkalemia, renal failure, and muscle tissue breakdown (rhabdomyolysis).

If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is Benicar?

Benicar is used to lower your blood pressure, so in turn you can prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. So exactly what is Olmesartan and what does it do? This medication is used as a treatment for high blood pressure. When taken, it works by relaxing the blood vessels so that the blood can flow at a much easier pace. Benicar comes in three different strengths which are 10mg, 20mg, and 40mg. On an international level this medication is known as Olmetec. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.      


What is the generic name for Benicar?

The generic name for Benicar is actually the active ingredient known as Olmesartan.  The generic has been available for this drug by the year of 2016.


What are the side effects of Benicar?

Some of the more common side effects to this medication are listed as follows; Back pain, bronchitis, increase of creatinine phosphokinase, diarrhea, headache, blood in urine, high blood sugar, and elevated triglyceride levels, flu-like symptoms, inflammation of pharynx or back of throat, Inflammation of mucous membrane inside the nose, and sinusitis. Keep in mind that these are not all of the side effects listed for this medication, and if you are experiencing any of these be sure to inform your doctor if they persist or worsen. 


Who makes Benicar?

Daiichi Sankyo is the company responsible for manufacturing Benicar. They are a global pharmaceutical company based out of Chuo City, Toyko, Japan.  They are the second-largest pharmaceutical company within all of Japan.


Why is Benicar so expensive?

Benicar is actually a moderately priced medication and can usually be found at your local pharmacy. However, you can still find a more affordable option on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $64.00 for a quantity of 100 pills.


How long does it take for Benicar to work?

You will not notice much of a difference yourself, but many have asked as to how long does Olmesartan take to work? In short, it may take up to four weeks for this medication to gain control over your blood pressure and for you to gain the full benefit of this medication. But, just be sure to keep using this medication as directed to you by your doctor.


What class of drug is Benicar?

This medication is classified as an Angiotensin Receptor Blocker or better known as ARBs.


How long does Benicar stay in your system?

The half-life for this medication is generally around 10 to 15 hours. Therefore, it may take a couple of days before this medication is completely eliminated for your system.

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