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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Benicar?

It isn't safe to take the blood pressure medication Benicar (olmesartan) if you're pregnant. Benicar can seriously harm a developing fetus if you take it during your second or third trimester. If you become pregnant, stop taking Benicar and call your doctor immediately. He or she will determine the safest way to treat your high blood pressure during pregnancy.

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