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Benicar Hct Alternatives

(Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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These medications are comparable to Benicar Hct (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) or used for similar purposes.

Benicar Hct
(Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Zestoretic
(Lisinopril / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Diovan Hct
(Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Lowers blood pressure. Benicar HCT is a good 2-in-1 blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.Lowers blood pressure. Lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide is a good 2-in-1 blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function.Lowers blood pressure. Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a good 2-in-1 blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.
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Reviews for Benicar Hct (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
58%
of people say Benicar Hct (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is worth it
45%
say it works well
30%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Zestoretic (Lisinopril / Hydrochlorothiazide)
51%
7% vs. Benicar Hct (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
40%
5% vs. Benicar Hct (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
17%
+13% vs. Benicar Hct (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
Reviews for Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
63%
+5% vs. Benicar Hct (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
52%
+7% vs. Benicar Hct (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
19%
+11% vs. Benicar Hct (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide)
Side effects
Benicar HCTZestoreticDiovan HCT
  • Dizziness 7%
  • Hyperuricemia 2%
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  • Dizziness 6%
  • Headache 3%
  • Cough 3%
  • Fatigue 3%
  • Orthostatic effects 2%
  • Muscle weakness 1%
  • Diarrhea 1%
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  • Dizziness 4%
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How it works
Benicar HCTZestoreticDiovan HCT
Benicar HCT is a combination medicine. Olmesartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker) lowers blood pressure by making blood vessels relax. Hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic or water pill) lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing extra fluid from your body.Lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide is a combination medicine. Lisinopril (an ACE inhibitor) lowers blood pressure by making blood vessels relax. Hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic or water pill) lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing extra fluid from your body.Diovan Hct (Valsartan / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine. Valsartan (an angiotensin receptor blocker) lowers blood pressure by making blood vessels relax. Hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic or water pill) lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing extra fluid from your body.
Type of medication
Benicar HCTZestoreticDiovan HCT
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Diuretic
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
ACE inhibitor
Diuretic
Prescription only
Antihypertensive
Angiotensin receptor blocker
Diuretic
Prescription only
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Benicar HCTZestoreticDiovan HCT
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Risk factors for serious side effects
Benicar HCTZestoreticDiovan HCT
  • Women of childbearing age
  • African descent
    • History of lupus
    • Allergies to penicillin or sulfonamides
    • Prior history of impaired liver function
    • History of gout
    • Current kidney problems
    • Prior history of impaired liver function
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    Pregnancy category
    Benicar HCTZestoreticDiovan HCT
    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    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.

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    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
    No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    Sex
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    Benicar HCTZestoreticDiovan HCT
    • The two drugs in Benicar HCT work together to lower blood pressure and remove extra water from your body.
    • Combination medicine for people with high blood pressure. Doctors might prescribe it when you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure.
    • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
    • The two drugs in Lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide work together to lower blood pressure, remove extra water from your body, and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Combination medicine for people with high blood pressure. Doctors might prescribe it when you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
    • The two drugs in Diovan HCT work together to lower blood pressure and remove extra water from your body.
    • Combination medicine for people with high blood pressure. Doctors might prescribe it when you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure.
    • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
    • Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
    Downsides and risks
    Benicar HCTZestoreticDiovan HCT
    • Not available in less expensive generic form.
    • Comes in fixed dosage strengths, so it's harder for your doctor to adjust your dose.
    • Makes you urinate more often.
    • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
    • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
    • Up to 1 in 10 people can get a dry cough with this medicine. It ranges from a mild tickle in the throat to a persistent hacking cough.
    • Comes in fixed dosage strengths, so it's harder for your doctor to adjust your dose.
    • Makes you urinate more often.
    • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
    • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
    • Comes in fixed dosage strengths, so it's harder for your doctor to adjust your dose.
    • Makes you urinate more often.
    • Doesn't work as well in people with severe kidney problems.
    • Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
    • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Benicar HCTZestoreticDiovan HCT
    • Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime.
    • 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 routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
    • Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime.
    • 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 routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
    • Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime.
    • 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 routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    • Don't take it if you're pregnant.
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