Benicar Oral Tablet 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
show timeout overlay link

Your Session Is About to Expire

This online session is about to expire due to inactivity. Click Continue to return to page.

  • myWeekly Ad

Benicar: Oral tablet (20mg)

Also see:
  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Find other class related drugs
  • Find additional patient usage statistics

Visit Drug Summary Page
Drug Image file DrugItem_6152.JPG
Benicar 20mg Tab
Daiichi Sankyo Inc
Pill Identification: SANKYO  |  C14

What is this Medicine?

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

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Benicar: Oral tablet(20mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Benicar 20mg Tablet

NDC: 655970103
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hypertension

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Benicar 20mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_6152.JPG
Daiichi Sankyo Inc
Pill Identification: SANKYO  |  C14
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Benicar 20mg Tablet

Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Cholesterol Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Fats Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Triglycerides Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Benicar 20mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Benicar 20mg Tablet(Olmesartan Medoxomil)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Olmesartan Medoxomil)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


Learning More About
Visit the Drug Summary page where you can:
  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Find other class related drugs
  • Find additional patient usage statistics
Learn More
Patient Experiences with Benicar

We want to help you stay educated about the medications you are taking. View other
patient's observations and share your own.

Be sure to consult your health care provider before taking any medications. Other
patient's comments should not be considered medical advice or health care provider
recommendations.