What is Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Benicar HCT

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The combination of olmesartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker and hydrochlorothiazide, a thiazide diuretic,  is used to treat high blood pressure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 25 9
High blood pressure (hypertension) 11 3
General health 4 0
Anxious mood 2 0
Pulmonary hypertension 1 0
Support heart health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide

Side effect Patients
Abnormal urine smell 1
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide

Dosage Patients
12.5-20 mg daily 1
25 mg-40 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide

Duration

Currently taking Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 6
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1

Patients stopped taking Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide (Lotensin HCT) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Olmesartan-hydrochlorothiazide

Jun 2, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg-20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been taking for over 10 years. Works well with no side effects. My lousy insurance plan (Cigna), stopped covering a few years ago, but I continue to take, using a discount card from the manufacturer. Still not cheap, but I don't want to change (I can be stubborn); it works for me.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Feb 6, 2011 (Started Feb 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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