Benicar (Olmesartan 10 mg)
€37.49 – €179.90
Generic Benicar (Olmesartan) is a medication used to treat hypertension. It is also sold under other trade names. The cheaper versions can be found under the name Generic Benicar. The medication can be used by adults, elderly patients, and people with mild kidney failure. The effect of one pill is maintained during 24 hours after the intake. The safety of the medication use in children is not studied. The drug is contraindicated for pregnant women. You can find out more about the medication dosages, contraindications for use, possible adverse reactions, and combinations with other drugs reading the medication guide.
Brand name: Benicar
Generic name: Olmesartan
Indications: Arterial hypertension (High blood pressure)
Analogs: Olmetec, Votum
Generic Benicar (Olmesartan 10 mg) guide:
Drug sold under the brand name Benicar and Generic Benicar is based on the active substance called Olmesartan. It is a medication used to reduce blood pressure in hypertension.
When should Benicar (Olmesartan) be used?
The medication is used alone or in combination with other drugs (possibly, diuretics) in hypertension or elevated blood pressure. If your doctor prescribes you Benicar (Olmesartan), you can buy Generic Benicar (Olmesartan) and use this cheaper identical medication instead.
What is the mechanism of action of Benicar (Olmesartan)?
Brand Benicar (Olmesartan) and Generic Benicar are prodrugs, i.e. they are transformed into the active substance only in the body under the influence of esterases in the intestinal mucosa and in the portal vein during the absorption in the digestive tract.
The medication is a potent selective antagonist of angiotensin 2 receptors. It inhibits the effect of angiotensin 2 that are induced by the At1 receptors and result in the blood vessels narrowing. The drug not only helps to dilate the blood vessels and therefore lowers the blood pressure but also contributes to the increased concentrations of renin (a protein and enzyme secreted by the kidneys that mediates arterial vasoconstriction), as well as to promotes a decrease in the concentration of aldosterone (mineralocorticoid hormone produced by the adrenal gland).
The intake of the daily dosage once a day ensures the effective and gentle blood pressure lowering which lasts for 24 hours. The maximum antihypertensive effect is achieved 8 weeks after the therapy start though the first persistent favorable effect is observed already during the first two weeks of the therapy with Generic Benicar.
How to use the generic drug?
There are many medications for the blood pressure lowering. Some of them are suitable even for children and pregnant women, and some are not. Make sure to clarify with your doctor whether the drugs based on Olmesartan are suitable for you before you buy Generic Benicar and start using it.
The generally recommended dosages are the following:
– Adults: the initial daily dose of Olmesartan is 10 mg a day. If the blood pressure is not lowered enough, the dose of the drug is raised to the optimal daily dosage of 20 mg. If necessary, the dose of the drug can be increased to the maximum of 40 mg per day. The drug is taken every day at the same time, regardless of food intake.
– Patients of advanced age: usually, there is no need for the dose adjustment for elderly patients. If it is necessary to increase the daily dosage to the maximum of 40 mg per day, the increase should be carried out under the constant monitoring of the blood pressure.
– Patients with mildly or moderately impaired kidney function (with creatinine clearance 20-60 milliliters per minute): the maximum daily dosage is 20 mg. To enhance of the blood lowering effect, the medication can be combined with Hydrochlorothiazide.
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