- Are Norvasc and Benicar the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Norvasc?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Benicar?
- What Is Norvasc?
- What Is Benicar?
- What Drugs Interact with Norvasc?
- What Drugs Interact with Benicar?
- How Should Norvasc Be Taken?
- How Should Benicar Be Taken?
Are Norvasc and Benicar the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Norvasc?
Common side effects of Norvasc include:
- swelling (edema) of the ankles or feet,
- tired feeling,
- abdominal or stomach pain, or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Benicar?
Common side effects of Benicar include:
- back pain,
- joint or muscle pain,
- stomach pain,
- itching or skin rash,
- flu-like symptoms,
- blood in the urine, and
- sinus infections.
Potentially serious side effects of Benicar include:
- difficulty with breathing or swallowing,
- chest pain,
- abdominal pain,
- renal failure, and
- muscle tissue breakdown (rhabdomyolysis).
What Is Norvasc?
What Is Benicar?
What Drugs Interact With Norvasc?
Norvasc may interact with other blood pressure medications.
What Drugs Interact With Benicar?
Benicar may interact with other blood pressure medications.
How Should Norvasc Be Taken?
How Should Benicar Be Taken?
Benicar is available in strengths of 5, 20, or 40 mg of olmesartan medoxomil tablets. The usual recommended starting dose is 20 mg per day but dosage in pediatric patients needs to be calculated for each individual. Benicar should not be used in pregnancy due to possible fetal damage or death; breastfeeding women and their doctors need to weigh the advantages vs the possible harm if the drug is used. There is only one study in pediatric patients (ages 1-16 years) that suggests that Benicar is well tolerated with similar side effects seen in adults.
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