Can I take olmesartan with other blood pressure medicines?

Olmesartan is blood-pressure lowering medicine that belongs to a class of medicines called angiotensin receptor-blockers (ARBs). It is used for the treatment of hypertension and works by blocking hormones involved in blood vessel narrowing, which causes blood pressure to rise. Because olmesartan works on one aspect of blood pressure control, you may also receive another blood-pressure lowering drug that works on another pathway. Your doctor may also prescribe a water pill (diuretic), an antihypertensive drug that influences blood pressure in a different way. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist if you have been prescribed other medicines to control blood pressure. Olmesartan is also an ingredient in some combination medicines used to treat hypertension (Azor, Benicar).

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