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Benicar

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8.1
8.1  Effectiveness
4.3  Side Effects
7.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 4 Benicar side effects and 3 Benicar benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is olmesartan and brand name is Benicar.

The active ingredient of this medication is olmesartan medoxomil.

This medication is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is sometimes prescribed with other blood pressure medications.
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Effectiveness of Benicar by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Benicar, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 2.4% 90.2% 7.3% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.6% 0% 94.9% 2.6% 0%
Blood Pressure 12.2% 2.4% 29.3% 22% 34.1%
Breathing 2.6% 0% 94.9% 2.6% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 87.8% 9.8% 2.4%
Coordination/Motor Skills 2.6% 2.6% 87.2% 7.7% 0%
Digestion 0% 2.5% 95% 2.5% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 2.6% 87.2% 10.3% 0%
Energy 0% 14.6% 80.5% 4.9% 0%
Eyesight 0% 5% 90% 2.5% 2.5%
Memory 0% 7.5% 87.5% 5% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 2.5% 90% 5% 2.5%
Pain 0% 2.5% 92.5% 2.5% 2.5%
Patience 0% 2.4% 87.8% 7.3% 2.4%
Sexual Health 2.5% 12.5% 82.5% 2.5% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 97.4% 2.6% 0%
Sleep 2.5% 10% 77.5% 7.5% 2.5%
Stress Level 2.4% 2.4% 73.2% 12.2% 9.8%
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Commonly Reported Benicar Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 97.4% 2.6% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 80% 10% 10% 0% 0%
Asthma 94.9% 2.6% 2.6% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 60% 30% 10% 0% 0%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 80% 12.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
Cold Symptoms 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Confusion 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 83.3% 6.7% 6.7% 3.3% 0%
Depression 87.5% 10% 2.5% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Dizziness 87.2% 12.8% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 92.3% 5.1% 2.6% 0% 0%
Fatigue 82.1% 7.7% 7.7% 2.6% 0%
Gas 70% 10% 20% 0% 0%
Headache 85% 10% 5% 0% 0%
Insomnia 82.1% 7.7% 2.6% 2.6% 5.1%
Irregular Heartbeat 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 80% 2.9% 5.7% 8.6% 2.9%
Loss of Taste 97.1% 2.9% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 70% 0% 10% 0% 20%
Sexual Dysfunction 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 97.1% 0% 2.9% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Benicar Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 79.5% 7.7% 10.3% 0% 2.6%
Anemia 96.6% 0% 3.4% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 87.5% 7.5% 5% 0% 0%
Cough 89.7% 5.1% 2.6% 2.6% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 50% 7.9% 18.4% 21.1% 2.6%
Elevated Blood Sugar 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 93.3% 3.3% 0% 3.3% 0%
Gout 89.5% 2.6% 2.6% 5.3% 0%
Hair Growth 94.7% 2.6% 0% 2.6% 0%
Heartburn 94.9% 2.6% 2.6% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 93.1% 0% 6.9% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 94.7% 2.6% 2.6% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 71.1% 10.5% 10.5% 5.3% 2.6%
Reduced Libido 94.1% 0% 5.9% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 83.3% 3.3% 3.3% 6.7% 3.3%
Stuffy Nose 87.2% 7.7% 2.6% 2.6% 0%
Swelling around the Eyes 94.7% 5.3% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Benicar
Since taking Benicar Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.6%
Fall 1.6%
Hospitalization 1.6%
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User Comments about Benicar
25 Apr 2014 Benicar has been wonderful in controlling my blood pressure. Works better than the many other drugs I have tried and either couldn't tolerate or they did a poor job of hypertension control, however, i dream wildly and vividly, meaning I act out my dreams, falling out of bed so much we have put the mattress on the floor. I have attacked my husband many times, always dreaming that he's a bad guy intending harm either as a criminal, Nazi, etc. and I'm defending self. Wild stuff. He wakes me often during the night when I'm talking, yelling, which stops me from turning violent. I'm worried what next?
   —Posted by Mad Dreamer
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31 May 2012 I take Benicar as part of the Marshall Protocol. It sets up the Benicar Blockade to protect organs as the antibiotic kills off the bacteria causinge TH1 diseases. I have scleroderma and I think the main advantage of this treatment is that the warnings on the medicine packages are not scarier or worse than the disease itself.
   —Posted by Steel Magnolia
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15 Mar 2012 blood pressure up and down 123/87then 141/84 going to the doctor 167/90
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03 Oct 2011 I like benicar better than any other blood pressure med I have taken.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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28 Sep 2011 Benicar has greatly helped my blood pressure. Since losing weight I only take 1 pill in the morning, I needed 1 morning and at night
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