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Monitoring of plasma-potassium concentration benicar advised, particularly in the elderly and in patients with renal impairment ; lower initial doses may be appropriate in these patients, benicar by schering-plough.
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Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists should be used with caution in aortic or mitral valve stenosis and in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Those with primary aldosteronismand Afro-Caribbean patients benicar those with left ventricular hypertrophybenicar by schering-plough, may not benefit schering-plough an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist. The full prescribing information for Benicar notes as with all drugs that act directly on the renin-angiotensin system, benicar by schering-plough, olmesartan is contraindicated in pregnancy and can cause injury and even death to the developing fetus.
In studies of angiotensin II receptor antagonists such as olmesartan, patients with unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis, increases in benicar creatinine or blood urea nitrogen have been reported.
There has been no long-term use of olmesartan medoxomil in patients with unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis, benicar by schering-plough, but similar results may be schering-plough.
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It works by blocking the binding of angiotensin II to the AT1 receptors in vascular muscle; it is therefore independent of angiotensin II synthesis pathways, unlike ACE inhibitors.
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schering-plough By blocking the binding benicar than the synthesis of angiotensin II, olmesartan inhibits the negative regulatory feedback on renin secretion.
As a result of this blockage, benicar by schering-plough, olmesartan reduces vasoconstriction and the secretion of aldosterone. This lowers blood pressure by producing vasodilationand decreasing peripheral resistance, benicar by schering-plough.
Metabolism of olmesartan medoxomil prodrug towards biologically active olmesartan Interactions Olmesartan may interact with nonprescription products that contain stimulants, including diet pills and cold medicines, and potassium supplements, including salt substitutes. For patients with possible depletion of intravascular volume e. Benicar may be administered with other antihypertensive agents.
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Benicar may be administered with or without food. Benicar HCT is the brand name of a medication containing olmesartan medoxomil in combination with hydrochlorothiazidea thiazide diuretic. Schering-plough dosage combinations are benicar Benitec H, another medication containing olmesartan medoxomil and hydrochlorothiazide, is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline in India.
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