I'm taking Benicar hct 40/25 but even with insurance it's 60.00 a month.I heard losartan was cheaper but I don't know what is the right dosage. Does anyone know if there is much difference in the two drugs?
12 Sep 2011
Yes, Benicar has an additional ingredient called Hydrochlorothiazide. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention and an increase in blood pressure.
Losartan is very similar to the other ingredient in Benicar - olmesartan. They belong to the same class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. However the addition of the diuretic may make Benicar HCT more effective for you.
Ask your pharmacist for suggestions of cheaper alternatives.
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