Since Benicar isn’t right for everybody, we’re first going to talk about what it is, how it works, the risks and benefits, and other things you should know before you decide that Benicar may be right for you. Then we’ll tell you how you can get a Benicar prescription online.
What is Benicar?
Benicar is the brand name for Olmesartan, a blood pressure medication in a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Benicar is used to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems.
How Does Benicar Work?
As with all angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), Benicar works by blocking the action of a natural chemical in your body that constricts blood vessels, resulting in high blood pressure. When that chemical doesn’t work, your blood vessels relax, and your blood pressure goes down.
Benicar Dosage and Treatment
The usual starting dosage of Benicar is 20 mg taken once per day. The dosage may be increased to 40 mg once a day. Always follow your doctor’s dosing instructions to make sure you’re getting the proper amount of medication for your condition.
Benefits of Benicar
High blood pressure increases your odds of kidney disease, heart attack, and stroke. Since Benicar lowers blood pressure, it decreases the risks associated with the condition.
Side Effects of Benicar
Any medication has the potential to cause side effects. Side effects that you could experience on Benicar include:
- Swelling in feet or hands
- High potassium levels
- Little or no urination
- Fast heart rate
- Kidney problems
- Chest pain
- Ongoing or severe diarrhea with weight loss
- Severe allergic reaction
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Considerations and Precautions of Benicar
Benicar, while safe for most people, isn’t appropriate for everybody. Be sure to share your entire medical history and list of current medications with your doctor to prevent serious complications.
Benicar may cause serious interactions with some medications. In some cases, your doctor will want to do extra monitoring if you take both medications. In other cases, you should not take both medications, or the dosages may be changed.
Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications you take, including vitamins, supplements, and over the counter medications, especially:
- NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve)
- Potassium supplements
Other Precautions of Benicar
Benicar may cause complications with certain medical conditions. Always share your entire medical history with your doctor to prevent potentially fatal complications. Especially be sure to mention any of the following:
- Congestive heart failure
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
Benicar and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
As with many medications, Benicar is toxic to fetuses. It may cause injury or death to unborn children, so don’t take Benicar if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Benicar, contact your doctor immediately and stop taking Benicar.
Benicar may pass into breast milk, so don’t take Benicar while breastfeeding without talking to your doctor first.
Can You Buy Benicar Online?
Now for the most important question: Can you buy Benicar online? The answer is yes, but you must proceed with caution.
Federal law requires everybody to speak with a doctor before receiving any prescription medication. You must then pick up that medication at a reputable pharmacy.
You may find websites that claim they can ship prescription medications straight to your door from other countries, but they are skirting the law, and you would do best to avoid them.
No need to worry, though. PlushCare offers a safe, reliable, and legal way to get a Benicar prescription online. How does it work?
PlushCare allows you the opportunity to have a phone or video appointment with a doctor. If the doctor decides that Benicar is right for you, they can send an electronic prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
To get started, just click here or call (888) 762-9134 any time of day or night to make an appointment with one of our trusted doctors.
At your appointment time, you will be asked to provide your medication information and medical history to help prevent dangerous medical errors. You’ll then have your video or phone appointment with a doctor and discuss your symptoms and concerns. If the doctor decides that you would benefit from Benicar (or a different medication), they will electronically send a prescription for it to your preferred pharmacy, where you can pick it up as soon as it’s ready.
Ready to buy Benicar online? Call (888) 762-9134 or click here to make an appointment and get started. You no longer need to drive to your doctor’s office and have a whole visit just to get medication!
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