Benicar HCT Interactions

Barbiturates
When taking Benicar HCT with a barbiturate, your blood pressure may decrease too much. In order to prevent this particular interaction from happening, your healthcare provider may change the dose of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of Benicar HCT, and/or monitor you more closely.
 
Narcotics
When taking Benicar HCT with a narcotic, your blood pressure may decrease too much. In order to prevent this, your healthcare provider may change the dose of either medicine, start you on a lower dose of Benicar HCT, and/or monitor you more closely.
 
Cholestyramine
Cholestyramine can bind to Benicar HCT in the digestive tract and decrease its absorption into the body. Benicar HCT should be taken at least one hour before taking cholestyramine or four to six hours after to avoid this drug interaction.
 
Colestipol
Colestipol can bind to Benicar HCT in the digestive tract and decrease its absorption into the body. Benicar HCT should be taken at least one hour before taking colestipol or four to six hours after to avoid this drug interaction.
 
Corticosteroids
Taking corticosteroids with Benicar HCT may cause an electrolyte imbalance, especially with the levels of potassium in the blood. If you are taking a corticosteroid with Benicar HCT, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely and/or adjust your dose of medicine as needed.
 
Norepinephrine
Norepinephrine is a medicine that is used to treat very low blood pressure. Benicar HCT may affect the ability of norepinephrine to raise blood pressure if the drugs are taken together.
 
Corticotropin
Taking corticotropin with Benicar HCT may cause an electrolyte imbalance, especially with the levels of potassium in the blood. If you are taking corticotropin and Benicar HCT, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely and/or adjust your dose as needed.
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