Benicar is a prescription medication used
to treat high blood pressure. Benicar is in a class of medications called angiotensin
II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that
tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump
more efficiently. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once a day, with
or without food. Common side effects include low blood pressure, headaches, and dizziness.
Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you. For
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