BENICAR: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For High Blood Pressure “Benicar kept my HBP down to normal for years. Aside from fatigue and subsequent weight gain I felt no ill effects as long as I took it at bedtime. However now that the generic form is being pushed by the pharmacies my HBP is back with a vengence. The systolic number went from years at 123 to 190 in 2 months. The worthless generic substitute is Olmesartan Medoxomil! This experience has totally changed my opinion about generic drugs and where they are made. I reported this to the FDA because I was on the verge of having a stroke because of this generic Benicar.”

Jim (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 2, 2018

For Migraine Prevention “Took it for about a year for migraines after trying several different other treatments. Stopped migraines and tapered off the drug and no more headaches, that was over ten years ago and still don’t have migraines.”

ControlPro August 26, 2017

For High Blood Pressure “I’ve been on Benicar HCT 20mg/12.5mg for 3 week now this medicine has some bad side effects I’ve experienced light headed, dizziness, cough feel like my chest feel tight sometime muscle aches tired all the time..does anybody else experience these side effects..when you tell your doctor what your experience they thinks it’s not the medicine we know our bodies..”

Anonymous August 13, 2017

For High Blood Pressure “I took Benicar for 12 years or more and went through the leg cramps etc. but it worked well on my BP. I would get kidney infections occasionally but didn’t know why. One day a few years ago I came down with painful gout. My new doctor took me off Benicar right away. She said it contributed to my gout flare ups because it affected my kidneys. I was so angry because I didn’t know and hadn’t read up on it. Have your kidneys check regularly while taking this med. Now through diet and another BP med I do well with the Gout, however I wish I hadn’t taken Benicar so long and had it affect my kidneys. Be careful!”

Kissie March 24, 2017

For High Blood Pressure “I took 20 MG Benicar as an alternative to Lisinopril which caused a cough. With Benicar, the cough went away after a few weeks but a new side effect took its place: I would wake up in the middle of the night with a sore chest and upper back pain. Its a shame because during the day, Benicar had no apparent side effect and kept BP at 128/79.”

Chuckiep (taken for less than 1 month) August 30, 2016

For High Blood Pressure “Had active life style was able to do 40-50 min tread mill workout (Run/Walk) and was able to participate in outdoor soccer. Lost gf, grandmother died , horrible boss in new job in 3 month = 189/125 diagnosed accidentallyFirst 20mg (85% effective) , then 40 mg workedBlood pressure: Normal , weight gain 30 pound addedOther impactsCramps while playing soccer. Enhanced sensation of muscle fatigue (post hitting ball) or muscle in body. Next day feel effects. Stopped running / bike- ride rowing okFlaky Rash on elbows dime size /now double (Use moisturizer / Nivea aftershave on it works).Weight gain depression3 hours after taking Meds, lazy Potassium sports drink helped muscle recovery feel good (Doctor say don’t take potassium”

blue_s_k (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 31, 2016

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