To learn more, consult your physician or pharmacist. For medical guidance on side effects, call your doctor. Dizziness, low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, and headache are a few of the more frequent side effects of Benicar. See “Benicar Precautions” section. Serious side effects have been reported with Benicar. Contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Tell your doctor right away if you use any of the following medications, which are not all of which can interact with benicar: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin (Ecotrin) and ibuprofen (Advil); selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, such as celecoxib (Celebrex) and colesevelam (Welchol); additional angiotensin receptor blockers In addition to vitamins and herbal supplements, make sure your doctor is aware of all the medications you are taking, both prescription and over-the-counter.
Benicar can cause dizziness. Benicar may impair kidney function, particularly in those who have kidney disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), the elderly, or people taking NSAIDS or diuretics. If you experience one or more of the following hypersensitivity reaction symptoms, such as hoarseness, swelling, severe diarrhea, or weight loss (Sprue-like Enteropathy), call your doctor right away. If you experience any of the following signs of low blood pressure, including fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness, call your doctor right away. If your kidney function has been reduced, also let your doctor know. Before you know how Benicar affects you, avoid driving or using heavy equipment. Do not take Benicar if you take aliskiren (Tekturna) and have diabetes. extremely Low blood pressure (hypotension) in sodium or salt-depleted patients: Tell your doctor if you have a history of low salt (electrolyte) or sodium levels. For more information, see the "Benicar and Pregnancy" section. Benicar has been associated with serious side effects, such as harm to an unborn child. If you are pregnant, you should not take Benicar. Severe, chronic diarrhea with considerable weight loss may develop months to years after starting Benicar . If you experience any of these symptoms, let your doctor know. If you experience any of the following symptoms of decreased kidney function: swelling in the feet, ankles, hands, or legs; decreased urination; or hypersensitivity reaction, contact your doctor right away. Benicar may cause an allergic reaction. Simple blood tests may be needed by your doctor to check your kidney function while you're taking this medication.