Benicar HCT Precautions and Warnings

Who Should Not Take Benicar HCT?

You should not take Benicar HCT if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Benicar HCT, olmesartan medoxomil, hydrochlorothiazide, or any inactive component used to make Benicar HCT. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs (also referred to as sulfa drugs). This includes certain types of antibiotics, diabetes medicines, and diuretics.
  • Have severe kidney disease.
  • Have diabetes and are also taking any medications that contain aliskiren (Tekturna®, Tekamlo®, Tekturna HCT®, Amturnide®, Valturna®), due to an increased risk for low blood pressure, high blood potassium, and kidney problems in this situation.
 

A Summary of Benicar HCT Precautions and Warnings

There are a number of situations in which Benicar HCT should not be taken, as well as several Benicar HCT precautions and warnings that people should be aware of. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings and precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about any precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
 
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