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How is Benicar HCT dosed?

 

Benicar HCT is usually a 2nd line therapy in treating high blood pressure.  The initial dose is  one 20mg/12.5mg tablet , taken once a day. If a doctor sees the need for additional treatment, this dose may be increased to 40mg/25mg, once daily. Side effects can increase in response to a larger dose, so patients should be especially aware of possible dehydration and low blood pressure after a dose increase. Benicar HCT itself may represent a dose increase from regular Benicar.

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