Benicar is an effective medicinal drug used to treat high blood pressure. It lowers the risk of heart problems. It has an active component Olmesartan Medoxomil. This effective drug has been manufactured by one of the growing pharmaceutical companies, Daiichi Sankyo Inc. It is made available in the form of a conventional tablet form. The available dosages are like 20 mg and 40 mg.
Manufacturer: Daiichi Sankyo Inc.
Active Ingredient: Olmesartan Medoxomil is an imidazole derivative prodrug that has an antihypertensive property. It acts as an active ingredient in this medicine. It binds to the angiotensin type 1 (AT1) receptor of angiotensin II in vascular smooth muscle and adrenal gland to compete for the angiotensin II binding to the receptor. It also prevents angiotensin II-induced vasoconstriction and decreases aldosterone production so as to prevent aldosterone-stimulated sodium retention and potassium excretion.
Indications: This mentioned medication is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. Benicar effectively lowers the elevated blood pressure that helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medicine belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers that relaxes blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
Action Mechanism: This Olmesartan Medoxomil composed drug is indicated to treat high blood pressure. Benicar works by lowering high blood pressure. It works for the prevention of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is an angiotensin receptor blocker that works by relaxing blood vessels to smoothen the blood flow in the arteries.
Dosages: This hypertension treating drug is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 20 mg: This drug should be taken once a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
- 40 mg: It is to be administered once a day with or without food as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: This drug is used to treat high blood pressure in adults and children above 6 years old.