• P. Harrison P. Harrison
    July 20, 2009
    what would be a good replacement for benicar and generic form
    P. Harrison P. Harrison
    July 20, 2009

    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
    July 21, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    July 21, 2009

    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

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

    • kfswope
      February 02, 2011
      kfswope
      February 02, 2011

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

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    • kfswope
      February 02, 2011
      kfswope
      February 02, 2011

      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

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    • Dr. Ric
      September 27, 2011
      Dr. Ric
      September 27, 2011

      that's your answer...talk 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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