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Drug interactions between Benicar HCT and Dry Cough

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Benicar HCT (hydrochlorothiazide/olmesartan)
Dry Cough (dextromethorphan)

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Benicar HCT and Dry Cough - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Benicar HCT

A total of 854 drugs (4728 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Benicar HCT.

Dry Cough

A total of 617 drugs (3809 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Dry Cough.

  • Dry Cough is a member of the drug class antitussives.
  • Dry Cough is used to treat Cough.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

olmesartan food

Applies to: Benicar HCT (hydrochlorothiazide / olmesartan)

If you are taking olmesartan you should avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without first talking to your doctor. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. High levels of potassium can cause weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities, or feelings of heaviness in the legs. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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