Compare Mavik vs. Benicar

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Mavik
(trandolapril)

Benicar
(olmesartan)

Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Benicar (olmesartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects your kidneys, but with fewer side effects.
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Best available price for 30 (4mg) tablets of trandolapril
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Best available price for 30 (20mg) tablets of benicar
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Have you used Mavik (trandolapril)?
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Reviews for Benicar
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-65% worse vs. Mavik
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-63% worse vs. Mavik
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+12% better vs. Mavik
118 reviews
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Side effects
MavikBenicar

We haven’t found good data for Mavik side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Mavik »
  • Dizziness 2%
More Benicar side effects »
How it works
MavikBenicar
Coming soon.Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It lowers blood pressure by blocking a chemical that tightens the blood vessels. This allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs.
Type of medication
MavikBenicar
Prescription only
Available as
MavikBenicar
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
MavikBenicar
  • Congestive Heart Failure Hypertension Impaired Left Ventricular Function Myocardial Infarction With Complication
Risk factors for serious side effects
MavikBenicar
    Coming soon.
    • Women of childbearing age
    • History of kidney problems
    • African descent
    • Current kidney problems
    • Using medicines that increase potassium
    Detailed Benicar (olmesartan) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Kidneys and liver
    MavikBenicar
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Benicar (olmesartan) can hurt your kidneys. If you already have some degree of kidney damage, Benicar (olmesartan) could make it worse. It's important to get blood work done to check your kidney function before starting Benicar (olmesartan) and at least once a year while you're still taking it.
    • Requires regular blood tests to check kidney function.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    Weight
    MavikBenicar
    No weight related info.
    • Benicar (olmesartan) has been reported to cause severe diarrhea and weight loss unexplained by other causes. Stay hydrated and notify your doctor if you continue to have more than 3-4 loose stools a day.
    Upsides and benefits
    MavikBenicar
    Coming soon
    • A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
    • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Similar to ACE inhibitors (like lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    • Available by itself and in combination with different blood pressure medicines in a single pill.
    Downsides and risks
    MavikBenicar
    Coming soon
    • Requires regular blood tests to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
    • Recently became a generic, though still relatively expensive.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    MavikBenicar
    Coming soon
    • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
    • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
    • Requires regular blood tests to check kidney function.
    • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
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