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Benicar (Olmesartan) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Benicar (Olmesartan) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 3 ratings/reviews, Benicar has an overall score of 9. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 9.33. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Benicar review by 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   high blood pressure
Dosage & duration:   40 mg taken once a day for the period of still taking it
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   furosemide, atenolol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The treatment benefits are to help lower blood pressure. Blood pressure is being monitored by the physician and the patient. So far, the benicar has shown to be as beneficial as the previous medicine patient has been on for the last seven years. Since the pill is considerably larger than previous medicine I was on, I do have to chew the pill.
Side effects:   I have not noticed any side effects so far. I have been taking the medicine about one month. I plan to visit the doctor in eight weeks again at which time I am sure the doctor will check my blood for any changes that may have occurred. But so far, nothing has been noticed.
Comments:   I have been on blood pressure medication for about seven years now. Each doctor that I went to has changed my medication several times. My blood pressure has been lower since visiting a nephrologist. Recently I went to a regular general practitioner and she changed my medicine once again to the Benicar. It seems to be helping somewhat with very few, if any, sign effects.

 

Benicar review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Hypertension
Dosage & duration:   20mg taken once per day for the period of Ongoing
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My BP is in a normal range when I take this medication. I only require a very low dose.
Side effects:   I had no side effects. This seems to be a highly effective medication that works at a low dose.
Comments:   I took the pill once per day with or with out food. No other treatment was prescribed.

 

Benicar review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hypertension/high blood pressure
Dosage & duration:   20mg then 40mg taken once daily for the period of three years and still taking it
Other conditions:   anxiety disorder-obesity-sleep apnea
Other drugs taken:   ativan, lasix
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   lowers blood pressure and helps prevent strokes. Helps the patient to function without the tingling, headaches, and chest pain that comes from having blood pressure too high.
Side effects:   The only side effects I felt was a drained feeling when my blood pressure went down.
Comments:   I take one 40 mg Benicar in the evening because that is when my blood pressure comes up. If I wake up in the middle of the night and my blood pressure is up again from my sleep apnea, then I take another half. I have to drink a lot more water too, as this helps the Benicar to break down quicker.
 


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