Would Lisinopril Be A Good Substitute For Benicar? Need To Change To A Generic For Benicar.

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Asked by Jerry B.

Would Lisinopril Be A Good Substitute For Benicar? Need To Change To A Generic For Benicar.

Answer

Hello Jerry B,

Lisinopril would likely be a fine substitute for Benicar (olmesartan). Both medication work through a common pathway in the body to lower blood pressure.

Some differences between the two drugs include side effects and price. Lisinopril, like other medications, can cause a dry persistant cough in about 10-20% of takers. Benicar, which I don't believe is generic yet, would be much more expensive than lisinopril.

As always, never stop or start taking a medication without your physician knowing first! He should be more than happy to find a medication that helps lower your BP and is affordable.

To your health,

Neil MD