What Is Benicar Used For?

The prescription medication Benicar® (olmesartan medoxomil) is used for lowering both systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Clinical studies have shown that the higher the dose, the greater the drop in blood pressure tends to be. By lowering blood pressure, Benicar can also decrease the risks that often occur with long-term hypertension (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).
However, it is important to keep in mind that Benicar is used only to help manage high blood pressure -- there is no cure for this condition.
(Click Benicar Uses to learn more about what Benicar is used for, to find out how this drug works, and for information on whether it is used for off-label purposes.)
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