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What should I avoid while taking Benicar?

If you are a female taking Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil), you need to avoid becoming pregnant. If you do get pregnant, you should see your doctor immediately. Anyone taking Benicar needs to avoid becoming dehydrated. Drink lots of fluids when you exercise or the weather is very hot. Since Benicar may be prescribed with other medications that remove extra water from your system, you need to watch that you replenish the fluids you lose. Benicar may cause dizziness and drowsiness.  Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how the medication affects you. 

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