What is Benicar used for?
Benicar is used to treat
high blood pressure in adults. It may be used alone or with other medicines that treat high blood pressure.
Who should not take Benicar?
Do not take Benicar if you are allergic to Benicar or to
any of the ingredients in Benicar.
Special Warning with
Do not take Benicar if you are pregnant. If you get pregnant while
taking Benicar, stop taking Benicar right away and call your health care
provider . Benicar and other medicines like Benicar can harm your baby.
should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you:
- are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are
- have or had kidney problems
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take,
including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and
herbal supplements. Especially tell your health care provider if you are
taking duiretics (water pills).
What are some possible side effects of Benicar? (This is NOT
a complete list of side effects reported with Benicar. Your health care provider
can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
The most common side effect with Benicar is dizziness.
For more detailed information about Benicar, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.