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Monday, July 20, 2009 P. Harrison, Community Member, asks

Q: what would be a good replacement for benicar and generic form

I am over 50 & like benicar for hbp the best, although i need

a generic for walmart pharmacy, would captopril replace it

or any other in generic form that would be good for me?



Is there a difference is captopril and kaxopril,(i think she said kaso,

i might be mispelling this one).

thank you P-S.

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
7/21/09 11:55am

Hi P. Harrison,


The generic name for Benicar is olmesartan.  Definitely work with your physician to determine which generic form would be an appropriate substitute for you.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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kfswope, Community Member
2/ 2/11 4:31pm

A patent currently prohibits any generic olmesartan from being manufactured.  How do you claim to be an expert??

kfswope, Community Member
2/ 2/11 4:34pm

Yet, if you search the Internet for "generic olmesartan" or "generic Benicar," you may find a number of companies selling it. The fact is that these medicines are fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous. You should not buy any generic olmesartan until an approved generic form is available

Dr. Ric, Community Member
9/27/11 4:56pm

that's your to your doctor?  There are several generics that are in the same class as Benicar but they have slightly different side effects so they are not all the same.  Google side effects for generic ARB's and you can find the differences easily on your own.


Dr. Ric

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By P. Harrison, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/28/14, First Published: 07/20/09