Drug interactions between Benicar HCT and grapefruit
|Benicar HCT (hydrochlorothiazide/olmesartan)|
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between Benicar HCT and grapefruit - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Benicar HCT is in the drug class angiotensin II inhibitors with thiazides.
- Benicar HCT is used to treat High Blood Pressure.
A total of 0 drugs are known to interact with grapefruit.
Drug and food interactions
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.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
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