Benicar® (olmesartan medoxomil) is a prescription medicine licensed to treat high blood pressure. It comes in tablet (pill) form and is typically taken once a day, although specific dosing instructions will vary, depending on your particular situation.
Benicar pills are available in three different strengths. The 40-mg form was shown to significantly decrease systolic and diastolic blood pressure during clinical studies. Lower doses resulted in a smaller drop in blood pressure.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Benicar. However, most people actually tolerate the pills quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often mild and either require no treatment or can be treated easily. During clinical trials, the most common side effect observed was dizziness.
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