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What is the difference between diovan and benicar HCT?

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suzanne66 6 Mar 2010

There are a couple of differences.

Diovan contains valsarten and belongs to a class of blood pressure medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists.

Benicar HCT contains two active ingredients - Olmesartan an angiotensin II receptor antagonist and Hydrochlorothiazide which is a thiazide diuretic.

The addition of the hydrochlorothiazide helps prevent the body from absorbing too much salt which can cause fluid retention.

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