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Benicar HCT




PATIENT INFORMATION

Pregnancy

Advise female patients of childbearing age about the consequences of exposure to BENICAR HCT during pregnancy. Discuss treatment options with women planning to become pregnant. Tell patients to report pregnancies to their physicians as soon as possible [see Use in Specific Populations].

Symptomatic Hypotension And Syncope

Advise patients that lightheadedness can occur, especially during the first days of therapy, and to report this symptom to a healthcare provider. Inform patients that dehydration from inadequate fluid intake, excessive perspiration, vomiting, or diarrhea may lead to an excessive fall in blood pressure. If syncope occurs advise patients, to contact their healthcare provider.

Potassium Supplements

Advise patients not to use potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium without consulting their healthcare provider.

Acute Myopia And Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Advise patients to discontinue BENICAR HCT and seek immediate medical attention if they experience symptoms of acute myopia or secondary angleclosure glaucoma [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/26/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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