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Benicar: Oral tablet

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Available Strengths
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Benicar 40mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: SANKYO  |  C15
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Benicar 5mg Tab
Daiichi Sankyo Inc
Pill Identification: C12  |  SANKYO
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Benicar 20mg Tab
Daiichi Sankyo Inc
Pill Identification: SANKYO  |  C14
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Benicar 20mg Tab
Daiichi Sankyo Inc
Pill Identification: SANKYO  |  C14
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Benicar 40mg Tab
Daiichi Sankyo Inc
Pill Identification: SANKYO  |  C15
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Benicar 40mg Tab
Daiichi Sankyo Inc
Pill Identification: SANKYO  |  C15
How This Drug Works
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers or ARBs
Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers, or ARBs, help relax blood vessels and adjust body fluid balance.
Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers, or ARBs, help relax blood vessels and adjust body fluid balance. Angiotensin II is a hormone that attaches to receptor sites in the blood vessel wall and causes blood vessels to become more narrow. ARBs attach to the same receptor sites as Angiotensin II. When ARBs bind to the blood vessel wall they block angiotensin II from binding at the receptor site. This keeps the blood vessels open and allows more blood to flow through the vessels.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Benicar: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

OLMESARTAN (all mi SAR tan) is used to treat high blood pressure.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Benicar: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
54.53%
45.47%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.02%
3.38%
35.93%
60.68%
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