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7.5/10 Average Rating

14 Ratings with 12 User Reviews

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Review by Big K (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
2.0

Took Benicar for 3 days. Had tightness in chest, ill feeling. Doctor switched me to Diovan HCT generic. Tightness went away and I coughed up some phlegm that was built up while taking Benicar. I am now fine after being switched to Diovan HCT Generic. Additional benefit - Benicar wasn't covered by insurance. It cost $130 per month. Diovan HCT generic by Sandoz cost me $4.00 per month with my insurance. And since Sandoz belongs to the maker of Diovan HCT. It is the same formula.

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January 18, 2014 8:41 AM
Review by John Hicks (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
10

I started taking Benicar HCT six years ago. I have no side effects from taking this medication. My first prescription for 30 tablets cost me $75.00. My refill cost me $183.00 for the same quantity of pills. The medicine has increased in price 2.4 times since I have been taking it. Usually pharmaceutical companies decrease the cost gradually over time of the product, but price of Benicar has increased by leaps and bounds. Very difficult to handle due to my income.

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April 4, 2013 6:33 AM
Review by Kent!: User Rating:  
   
2.0

I'm 33y/o, 5'7", 150# male, blood chem all perfect but diagnosed with hypertension (genetics) since I was 28y/o. I exercise at least 4 times a week (light weights lifting and playing basketball, sometimes biking and tennis). Have taken Losartan and Losartan HCTZ before this Benicar HCT. 6 days while on Benicar HCT 40/25mg: Lowest BP reading 101/52. Mild "Lightheadedness". Mild shortness of breath. Muscle cramping - Experienced very severe muscle cramps from torso down to the legs after playing basketball that I ended up in the ER due to severe body cramps and hyperventilation. It was the very 1st time that I experienced such terrible and frightening muscle cramps. Some itchiness in the scalp.

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March 14, 2013 6:28 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
7.0

It is a good medicine. It brought my blood pressure down to where it should be. However, I did experience weight gain. This is evidence by the change of my medication to a different blood pressure medicine and losing 10 pounds in less than 3 weeks. I have not changed my diet in anyway since switching.

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July 22, 2011 4:19 PM
Review by ingh: User Rating:  
   
10

This medciation had me stabilized within weeks - hooray

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February 10, 2011 1:28 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Work great for me, been on it for the past years.

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October 7, 2010 4:29 PM
Review by RT_GUY: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Great medicine. Been on it for over four years and have zero side effects. I mention that only because I seem to be one of those people that have all sorts of side effects with their blood pressure medicines. I take it in combination with Verapamil and my blood pressure consistently runs in the 120/75 range. I used to run 160/100-110. I too have the same complaint though, that it sure is expensive!

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September 20, 2010 2:51 PM
Review by GyaRel: User Rating:  
   
8.0

About 7 years ago, my cholestrol, BMI, BP were 260, > 30, and 180/110, respectively. After 8 weeks of exercise, I lost 40 lb, new BMI =19. Cholestrol < 170, BP=145/100. Started Toporol 25mg. A year later, added Benicar 20/12.5. I have a frequent side effect that Doctor doesn't understand: I call it GyaRel11am Syndrome. At around 11 am (after 3 hrs of intake of medicine), I feel bad. Hand/feet feel cold. I am confused. I rush to take lunch. In next 15 min, I am normal for whole day.

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August 13, 2010 9:53 AM
Review by Debbie R: User Rating:  
   
1.0

After taking this medication for approximately 3-4 days I had wheezing and difficulty breathing. Please be mindful of all side effects.

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June 8, 2010 3:48 PM
Review by Anonymous:

I've been taking Benicar 40mg for the last year. It definitely helps bring down my blood pressure with no side effects. I keep trying to find another blood pressure medicine that is less expensive but always return to Benicar because of the low incidence of side effects.

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July 8, 2009 1:08 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

I've been taking Benicar HTC for a little over a year. I eat a lot more salads and reduced my sugar intake to lose weight. After losing 15 lbs my doctor lowered my dose from 40/12.5 to 20/12.5. I wish this drug was not so expensive.

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January 31, 2009 8:28 PM
Review by Estie:

I have been using Benicar Hct 40mg for the past 2 years and it has realy helped lower my blood pressure. I love it so much, only that it is very expensive.

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March 19, 2008 11:19 AM

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