Benitec (BENICAR (Olmetec))20 Mg – 100 tablet


Each Benitec tablet contains 20 mg Olmesartan 100 tablets, used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and diabetic kidney disease.

ATC Classification: C09CA08
Active Ingrediant: Olmesartan
Generic Name: Benitec
Manufacturer: GSK Pharma
Strength: 20 Mg
Dosage Type: Tablet
Packaging Type: Foil in box
Contains: 100 Tabs

What is this drug used for?

• It is used to treat high blood pressure.

• It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:

• Kidney problems like unable to pass urine, blood in urine, change in amount of urine passed, or weight gain.

• High potassium like abnormal heartbeat, confusion, dizziness, passing out, weakness, shortness of breath, numbness or tingling feeling.

• Severe dizziness

• Passing out

• Severe diarrhea

• Excessive weight loss

• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.



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Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Benicar may be confused with Mevacor


Generic Availability: US



Storage and Stability

Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).


Adverse Reactions

Central nervous system: Dizziness, headache

Endocrine & metabolic: Hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia

Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea (may be severe and chronic)

Genitourinary: Hematuria

Hematologic & oncologic: Decreased hematocrit, decreased hemoglobin

Neuromuscular & skeletal: Back pain, increased creatine phosphokinase

Respiratory: Bronchitis, flu-like symptoms, pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis

Rare but important or life-threatening: Abdominal pain, acute renal failure, alopecia, anaphylaxis, angioedema, arthralgia, arthritis, asthenia, chest pain, dyspepsia, facial edema, gastroenteritis, hypercholesterolemia, hyperkalemia, hyperlipidemia, hyperuricemia, increased liver enzymes, increased serum bilirubin, increased serum creatinine, myalgia, nausea, peripheral edema, pruritus, rhabdomyolysis, skin rash, sprue-like symptoms, tachycardia, urticaria, vertigo, vomiting

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