A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Olmetec Plus in the UK
Take Benicar HCT generic or Benicar HCT just as recommended by your doctor. Do not consume the medicine in greater or lesser quantities or for longer than suggested. Follow the instructions on the medicine label.
Patients whose blood pressure is not sufficiently controlled with olmesartan therapy are recommended to take 40-12.5 mg once every day. Dosage can be taken up to 40-25 mg if obligatory.
Patients whose blood pressure is not sufficiently controlled with HCT therapy and who face hostile reactions of hydrochlorothiazide should take 20-12.5 mg once every day. Dosage can be taken up to 40-25 mg if compulsory.
Take Benicar HCT generic or Benicar HCT with at least 8 ounces of water. Visit your doctor regularly to keep your blood pressure levels in check. Do not stop using the medicine, even if you feel fine. High blood pressure usually has no indications.
Benicar HCT tablets contain the active ingredients Olmesartan medoxomil and Hydrochlorothiazide. The inactive ingredients include:
Before taking Benicar HCT, inform your doctor if you have any other medical issues or are using other medicines. This medicine contains inactive ingredients, which can trigger allergic reactions. Discontinue the medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Immediately seek help if you experience any of the side effects mentioned above.
The adverse reactions you might experience with this medicine are: