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Benicar HCT is a medication used in the treatment of high blood pressure. This is a class of medication known as an angiotensin II receptor blocker in combination with a thiazide diuretic that works by lowering blood pressure through its effects on the kidney and other body fluid regulation mechanisms. As well as its use for blood pressure there may be other conditions where Benicar HCT is a good choice of medication for you and so do not be surprised if your doctor prescribes you this medication for another condition. However you can expect a full explanation for why he or she has done so.
Benicar HCT (olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination of an angiotensin II receptor antagonist and a thiazide diuretic (water pill) used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Common side effects of Benicar HCT include dizziness or lightheadedness as your body adjusts to the medication.