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  1. Help with swelling issue...post barriatric 16th April 2008
    ... FONT] Facts - currently taking atenolol & benicar hct insulin bariatric vitamis - Optisource...

  2. Problems with My Head....need advice 12th September 2007
    ... visiting doctors again. :) Medications I'm on: Benicar , Lipitor and Hydrochorothiazide Allergy Shots...
    ... m going to stop the Lipitor. I'm wondering if the Benicar and HCT are doing something to me as well....

General Health board
  1. Beta-Blockers 29th March 2004
    ... as Cozaar, Atacand, Diovan (which is what I take), Benicar etc. Have you ever been on any of these? Would...

Acid Reflux board
  1. lower back pain on prevacid? 26th August 2008
    ... diovan. I had horrible back pain on both cozaar and benicar which are in the same class of meds. You might want...

  2. LPR and High Blood Pressure 13th March 2007
    ... pressure medication. BUT within 2 weeks of disco'g benicar hct, my restless legs disappeared never to return...

Acne board
  1. gyno/derm WHY WON'T THEY RX SPIRO???? 6th February 2004
    ... but also that it will CAUSE hair loss. 2. Does Benicar , an ARB used to treat hypertension, promote hair loss...

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder board
  1. Strattera - Others w. Adult Male Side Effects? 3rd December 2007
    ... started high blood pressure medication (now 40 mg Benicar and 10 mg Dynacirc) in the summer. So where does...

  2. Any Adults Here Taking Strattera? 30th October 2007
    ... morning. No real side effects. I've also started Benicar (40 mg) and Dynacirc (10 mg) for high blood pressure...

Addiction & Recovery board
  1. Not Eating while Drinking 7th June 2007
    ... & 2-3 shots of vodka 5-6 days a week. Daily Meds: Benicar , Crestor, Mobic, Zoloft, (Lortab, Tylinol, Cialis...

  2. Ice,xanax,High BP,Painkillers-What to do? 6th April 2003
    ... been trying to get me off of the Tenormin and on to Benicar due to sexual side effects and lethargy. Without...

Allergies board
  1. Allergic to sulfanamides 7th June 2008
    ... Simvastatin Detrol LA Benicar Amoxicillin (as needed) I have...

  2. Dermographism and now diarrhea?! 26th April 2005
    ... mass. Assortment of many vitamins and minerals. Benicar This is my newest one to counter all the new high...

  3. Antihistamines Raise Blood Pressure? 22nd April 2004
    ... the first place. I have mildly elevated BP (I take Benicar for it), and haven't noticed any BP-raising effect...
    ... personal shortfall, although 40mg of no-side-effect Benicar + attention to weight are keeping it at an average...

Alternative Medicine board
  1. Need alternative for blood pressure med 5th April 2007
    ... another thread and improvements to bp since I quit benicar . One of the worst things that happened to me is my ... rate has gone back to normal - 70's - since quitting benicar . and I'm still smoking. (not proud of it) I've quit ... might be a start for you. The one before benicar caused post-menopausal bleeding (at 65). Dr refused...

Anxiety board
  1. chest pains please help me! 25th April 2007
    ... high blood pressure and guess what? I started taking benicar and Since everything came back normal my chest pains...

  2. Alprazolam question? (xanax) 2nd October 2006
    ... I am on Benicar for my high blood pressure and i've been told by the ... i took a full pill of the alprazolam and broke my Benicar in half when i was supposed to do the opposite. Is...

  3. do you think that blood pressure medicine could be giving me anxiety attacks? 6th November 2005
    ... symptoms are from my blood pressure medicine. I take Benicar with a diuretic. The doctor says that it isn't causing...
    ... lamictal as a mood stabilizer. Now I'm also taking benicar with a diuretic....
    ... postings and already feel a little better, I have been on Benicar 20mg. for almost 2 years now. I have high blood pressure ... a couple of anxiety attacks prior to being put on Benicar , anyway, about a week after starting the Benicar, ... regularly pain meds from my dr. BUT, then I started this Benicar and I have had tingling sensations in my face, head...

  4. does omega-3 and b-6 help? 6th November 2005
    ... rescription drug I take. It is a blood pressure pill called Benicar . My regular doctor says that the blood pressure pill...

  5. Dizziness the Woosies 27th January 2003
    ... First I thought it was due to my blood pressure pill Benicar , vitamins...stoped those things for a month, same...

Arthritis board
  1. need Gout help 18th April 2005
    ... side-effect of a blood pressure medication I was on; Benicar HCT. Since I could not cut out the Benicar, I had...

  2. Reactive Arthritis & UTI 20th November 2004
    ... Doctor that percribes it uses a blood pressure med ( benicar ) that virtually eliminates inflammation in the body...

Asthma board
  1. Metoprolol and other beta blockers 26th March 2008
    ... sorry :(. I am definitely going back my old BP med, Benicar . I have to discuss this with my primary and pulmonary...
    ... stop - since its only been a month. I hope that Benicar works well for your HBP control. Thanks for the...
    ... about the bp yet. I switched back to my previous med, Benicar . I will be going to my general dr soon. Thanks for...
    ... 80 last night, which is the 5th day back on the Benicar . Good luck with the BP med. :)...

Bipolar Disorder board
  1. For woman only med side effect??? 22nd January 2007
    ... I am on are Lamitcal, Celexa and Topamax plus the Benicar for blood pressure. (But benicar has been on since...

Bone Disorders board
  1. Cracking joints all over body but no pain 30th November 2008
    ... developing; could it be from blood pressure meds ( benicar and HCTC), or is it a sign of something more serious...

Cerebral Palsy board
  1. Battling fatigue 8th April 2003
    ... my body, and sexual side affects, I think we found Benicar to be side effect free and effective. I haven't...

Chronic Fatigue board
  1. Cfs Specialist 3rd April 2007
    ... the only problem with it is that you have to take Benicar , a blood pressure med. And to finda doc. that will ... prescribe Benicar to someone that does not have HBP isn't that easy ... she is willing to participate in this protocal. The Benicar is not harmful to people who have low blood pressure...

Colds & Flu board
  1. Craziest flu of my life? 16th March 2005
    ... had some dizziness. So the doctor had to put him on Benicar for his blood pressure. He had to have a CT scan...

Depression board
  1. Cymbalta Hypertension 8th August 2009
    ... newer type of high-blood pressure medication, such as Benicar , which is associated with far less side effects than ... work. But of course, if your doctor switches you to Benicar then that very well may be enough to treat your high...

  2. what could be wrong with me physically to cause bad thoughts? 30th October 2005
    ... days and have felt better. My blod pressure med is Benicar . It is a new one. Took it for over a month before...

  3. can I get through depression? 23rd October 2005
    ... TonyaM I am not using any anti-depressants. I take Benicar for blood pressure. I am really scared right now....

Diabetes board
  1. Symptoms Due To Diabetes Or Anxiety? 27th June 2008
    ... when they upped the dose, and I reacted similarly to Benicar . Amlodipine at the 10mg dose turned my legs into tree...

  2. Prediabetes 21st November 2007
    ... eventually they were getting higher again. I take BENICAR HCT 10/25 and I have readings ranging from 95/60 to ... dosage. I take the highest dosage available for the Benicar HCt so maybe he will lower it. I told him about the...

  3. Prediabetes 25th September 2007
    ... to check it again...I have hypertension and I take Benicar HCT 40/25 and I have my blood pressure under control...

  4. Pre-diabetes 12th September 2007
    ... I have hypertension and I take BENICAR HCT 40/25. My bp is under control . My glucose level...

  5. Started Benicar HCT 20mg/12.5 mg for HBP and my glucose jumped up 4th August 2007
    ... to say that mine was also around 100 after being on benicar and hctz. but 100 is not high enough to be considered...

  6. Blood Pressure & Diabetes 6th June 2005
    ... ACE inhibitor, and got a bad cough. I'm now taking Benicar , an ARB, which has fewer side effects (but is more...

  7. Need advice-BS 120 Dr want me on Advantia 16th December 2004
    ... fasting blood sugar level was at 120. I was on 40mg of Benicar for high blood pressure for approximately 10 months...
    ... also taking lipitor and alot of other pills. Is benicar an ace inhibitor or arb. I know that thiazides can...

  8. Are there any diabetics with hbp taking a diuretic... 26th November 2004
    ... Yes I take Benicar and lasix. I also take 1200 mg of fish oil for my...

  9. New to boards/wife type 2 diabetic/have questions 18th October 2004
    ... . She is on Avandamet 4mg/500mg twice daily, Benicar for high blood pressure, and naproxen for pain. She...

  10. type 2 and atenolol 22nd February 2004
    ... ngiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARBS like Diovan, Atacand, Benicar ), and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors...

  11. Glucose Levels and High Blood Pressure Medications 2nd February 2004
    ... high blood pressure for years. I have been taking Benicar , Procardia XL and Lasix. When I was diagnosed with...
    ... high blood pressure for years. I have been taking Benicar , Procardia XL and Lasix. When I was diagnosed with...

Digestive Disorders board
  1. Mastic Gum 29th March 2007
    ... start me on it in a few weeks. i am now taking 40 benicar hct, and cardizem la 240 to control bp. i also take...

  2. Can't decide...GB related- again : ) 26th February 2007
    ... ...norvasc. finally a few years ago he put me on benicar Hct and later added cardizem la. with the others ... after i stop taking the pill. i then double up on the benicar for a few weeks, with my dr.'s knowledge, and then...

  3. Has anyone had success after Gall bladder removal?? 12th January 2007
    ... LadyBiker, i am now on Benicar 40mg., HCT 12.5 mg. and i have untill recently been ... on Cardizam LA along with the benicar . been on these for a few years and i am still ahving...

Drug Interactions board
  1. Changing from Lotrel to Benicar 6th March 2009
    ... I am also taking Atacand which is very similar to Benicar . Instructions say also to avoid alcohol. believe it...

  2. Blood pressure meds and singulair 20th January 2008
    ... everything in the ARB family (diovan, avapro, cozaar, benicar ) I took ONE norvasc yesterday and had such a horrible...

  3. Benicar 20mg causing Anxiety?? 14th May 2007
    ... receptor antagonists, which is the class of drugs Benicar is in, can have that side effect. As long as it is...

Ear, Nose & Throat board
  1. Ringing and Pain really Freaked Out... please some advice 16th September 2007
    ... months (I stoped taking it last week) but I'm still on benicar and HCT. I also have very bad allergies and have...

  2. TONSILLECTOMY OCt 12th Prep B4 Surgery 10th October 2006
    ... I took (which happened to be a blood pressure pill Benicar ). I had my surgery done yesturday.. I did have...

Fibromyalgia board
  1. Chronic constipation caused by pain medication? 26th May 2005
    ... medication? (Ultram and occasional lortab) Also I'm on Benicar for hypertension. Nothing seems to work very well...

  2. Hi I New To This Board 24th September 2004
    ... needed for my anxiety and panic attacks. I also take Benicar for hypertension and have been on this for years....

Heart Disorders board
  1. telmasartan 20th March 2009
    ... prefer Telmisartan (Micardis) or perhaps Olmesartan ( Benicar ). These are both drugs for which (massive?) claims...

  2. taking asprin or aleve w/ benicar, ok??? 5th November 2008
    ... Hi Nancy, Benicar is not a pain reliever, it is a blood pressure treatment...
    ... I take benicar , as well as 81 mg of aspirin everyday and have been...

  3. Rapid increase in heart rate and shortness of breath when climbing stairs 8th August 2008
    ... have to take twice a day(verapamil er 200 mg) and one Benicar 20 mg in between. My bp is now staying down and no...
    ... again. ... twice a day(verapamil er 200 mg) and one Benicar 20 mg in between. Verapamil once was my most effective...

  4. Tests for heart? 6th October 2007
    ... may be that 124/84 is as good as it gets. I take Benicar HCT 40/25 which worked from the first day. You also...

  5. Enlarged heart questions 22nd June 2007
    ... he gave me Lexapro and BP medication.. atenolol and Benicar with a water pill in it. Ran blood work and ekg and ... sleep. First told me that my BP was up and upped my Benicar . Then told me I couldn't breath because I had bad ... don't think it is working. Its only 25 mg and my Benicar as 12.5 mg. I dont' go to the bathroom any more often...
    ... down to ease the load on your heart but don't up the Benicar any until you are at DRY WEIGHT with diuretics and...
    ... down to ease the load on your heart but don't up the Benicar any until you are at DRY WEIGHT with diuretics and ... bottle says. Then theres the 12.5 included in the Benicar pill. He already upped my Benicar last week from...
    ... bottle says. Then theres the 12.5 included in the Benicar pill That total of 37.5 mg. is pretty good, is...

  6. Rope jumping with SVT? 20th March 2007
    ... switched all my meds up. I am now on Diltiazem180mg, benicar 25mg in the AM and atenolol 20mg in the PM. He said...

  7. Question about blood pressure and CAD 11th March 2007
    ... life style changes I spoke about and some help from Benicar HCT, a blood pressure medication, my blood pressure...

  8. Stress Testing 3rd March 2007
    ... Celebrex and Hydrocodone 5/500 during extreme flare ups), Benicar HCT 40/25, Vytoren 40 mg, 81 mg of ASA, Omega 3 and...

  9. Skipped Beats? 28th December 2006
    ... sleep. 6) I am on Diltiazem180mg, Atenolol 20mg, Benicar 25mg and 500mg of magnesium. 7) I have been advised...

  10. Asprin question. 6th December 2006
    ... it. Takin one asprin a day can't hurt right? Im on benicar for BP with the occasional xanax for my heart flutter...

  11. Spasm??? 6th December 2006
    ... On... He Is Also Talking Caduet, Plavix, Aspirin, Benicar And The Nitro As Needed... He Had An Angyoplasty Done...
    ... Hmmm, Caduet (CCB), Plavix-Aspirin (anti clotting,) Benicar (ARB for BP,) Ranexa (pricey anti-angina agent) and ... at the right dosage could replace the Caduet, the Benicar AND the nitroglycerine with a little bit of luck....

  12. Beta Blockers? 5th November 2006
    ... Heart flutters im getting. But im like man!!! Im on Benicar for blood pressure...Xanax for anxiety now Beta blockers...
    ... Gimli I have to agree that Xanax, propranolol and Benicar seem like a bit much....

  13. Numb Hands 22nd September 2006
    ... O MEDICINES. (METROPOLOL, PLAVIX, CADUET, RANEXA, BENICAR , ASPIRIN) COULD IT BE HEART RELATED OR JUST POOR CIRCULATIO...

  14. I always think there is something wrong with my heart! 15th January 2006
    ... (maybe it's caused by anxiety??) and currently on Benicar 20mg. Somedays my pressure is low and I am tired ... , because of this I am trying to stop the Benicar to see if I really need the pills. Or if it's anxiety...

  15. What meds for pulse rate of 128-129 resting? 20th November 2005
    ... week 117/79 but this week I am high 130s/90....I have Benicar to take for that but nothing for the pulse rate -...

  16. Press in left ventricle from echocardiogram 4th November 2005
    ... there a medicine that can slow the pulse? I have Benicar , but it only works on BP and not the pulse I think...

  17. Hypertensive heart disease 3rd March 2005
    ... months of hell.. Hypertensive Heart Disease. I am on benicar for the BP and toprol xl for the high pulse rate which...

  18. Altace Vs Cozaar???? 15th December 2004
    ... Baaaaad. Now here come the the ARBS (cozaar, Diovan, Benicar et al).... The ARBs prevent angiotensin from binding...

High & Low Blood Pressure board
  1. Micardis and Cozaar 12th March 2010
    ... more tolerable for some than either Micardis, Diovan, Benicar or Avapro....

  2. Reducing heart rate with beta blockers in hypertension is it harmful or Atenolol? 17th February 2010
    ... which costs pennies), is far superior to DIOVAN or BENICAR (very expensive with no added health and far worse...

  3. Benicar side effects !? 26th January 2010
    ... Hi Steve, and welcome to the Healthboards... Benicar is one of the medications I use to control my BP, ... is going on, and seek his/her advice. I have taken Benicar HCT 40-12.5...The HCT is a diuretic added to the medication...
    ... I am on benicar 20 hct, and I get the muscle aches but my doctor doesnt ... did have severe problem after I gave birth I was on benicar and they upped it to Azor 40 12 and that really knocked...
    ... so, while I determine if the 1/2 dose of the 40mg Benicar is the root cause of the issues I outlined above. ... If they don't go away then Benicar is not the culprit and I will be scheduling a PCP...
    ... Contacted my PCP office today. I was told that the 40mg Benicar tabs are NOT designed to be taken in 1/2 doses. Well ... Seems the moral of the story is " DO NOT SPLIT 40mg BENICAR tabs in 1/2 "...
    ... 6 days after going back to 20mg Benicar dose, I'm beginning to feel "normal" again - I went...

  4. How long does benicar hct take to work ? 6th January 2010
    ... and your metabolism is in healthy balance, then the Benicar HCT will do a much better job in a shorter time. If...
    ... I took 2 meds in the same drug class as Benicar , Cozaar and Atacand. For me it took less than a day ... taking it. So I guess I would have the same effect with benicar too. Good luck...

  5. Tried two meds - want to change 18th November 2009
    ... caused me a problem were Diovan, Toprol and Betaxolol. Benicar and Bystolic on occasion. Many others appeared to...

  6. ARB Question 14th November 2009
    ... possible perimenopause. Was switched from Atacand to Benicar . My blood pressure has been good, but I feel anxious ... blood sugar spell about 2-3 hours after I take the Benicar . How could this ARB affect me this way when Atacand...
    ... !?? I have actually not taken either Atacand or Benicar for about 3 days. Bp is remaining steady around 135...
    ... I've taken Benicar and Diovan in the past, and Benicar is the most potent and effective of the ARB's. Side ... Atacand but blood pressure control is not as good as Benicar . It's a double edged sword. Many doctors are switching...

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