Benicar HCT Tablets - Generic Olmesartan Medoxomil
Benicar HCT is exclusive drugs having Olmesartan medoxomil and hydrochlorothiazide which belongs to angiotensin II receptor antagonist and thiazide diuretics respectively. The drug gets hydrolyzed easily in GIT and served orally in tablet formulation. The drug is available in various doses containing 20mg to 40mg of Olmesartan medoxomil and in HCT or Hydrochlorothiazide it can be up to 12.5 to 25 in case of Benicar- HCT the both active drug can be up to 40/25mg respectively.
The drug Benicar is effective blood pressure medicine that is indicated in treatment of high blood pressure, the drug can be adjunct along anti hypertensive drugs sometime to bring down the blood pressure. This lowering of blood pressure decreases the risk of fatal cardiovascular events which could bring possible chances of myocardial infarction and chances of strokes were quite possible if remained untreated.
Mechanism of Benicar HCT:-
The drug decreases the blood pressure by lowering the level of electrolyte and water with help of thiazide diuretic and Olmesartan stops the negative feedback of renin. This blocking caused will reduce the vasoconstriction and produce aldosterone. Thus the drug lowers the BP by vasodialation and reducing the resistance caused from peripheral region from blood vessels.
Contraindication of Olmesartan medoxomil and hydrochlorothiazide:-
• Benicar HCT has potential affect fetus so the drug is contraindicated in pregnancy.
• If one is hypersensitive to the drug or the ingredient of the drug one should not take the medicine.
• Patient having allergic to sulfonamide drug should remain refrain from the use of this drug.
Benicar HCT Tablets interaction:-
One must not take the drug along Aliskiren drug. One should not take the stimulants along Benicar. Potassium supplements should not be used along the drug. Diet controlling pills should not be taken along Benicar Hct. The dual inhibition of renin angiotensin may bring hypotension so do not take drug of same category. NSAID may bring down the anti hypertensive effect of the drug. Lithium along drug may bring toxicity of Lithium as it increases the level of it in the blood serum.
Storage condition of benicar hct 20-12.5 mg tablet:-
Keep the drug away from direct sunlight and open flame. Keep the drug at room temperature in cool and shady place away from moisture.
The drug should be taken orally along plain water. Take the drug tablets, which are available in various doses 5 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg. Take medicine at same time this will prevent the missing of dose.
Adverse effects of drug: one may experience dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea. Dry mouth, muscle pain, increased heart beat. And in Benicar HCT one may have vision loss for some time.
Precaution to take while taking the drug Benicar HCT tablets:-
• If patient is not able to urinate or has urination problem one should not have the medicine.
• If one is suffering from severe kidney malfunction he/she should take the drug under medical supervision.