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What Is Olmesartan Medoxomil-Hydrochlorothiazide Used For?

What is olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide used for? This prescription medication is used to lower blood pressure. Because it combines two drugs -- olmesartan medoxomil and hydrochlorothiazide -- it is more effective at lowering blood pressure than when either medication is used alone. Olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide has not been approved for use in children, and there are currently no universally accepted off-label uses for this medication.

What Is Olmesartan Medoxomil-Hydrochlorothiazide Used For? -- An Overview

Olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide (Benicar HCT®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to control high blood pressure (hypertension).
 

Olmesartan Medoxomil-Hydrochlorothiazide and High Blood Pressure

A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example, 120/80. The top number is the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
 
Based on clinical studies, olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The higher the dose, the greater the drop in blood pressure tends to be. By lowering blood pressure, olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide can decrease the chance of health problems, such as a stroke or heart attack, that often occur with long-term hypertension (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). However, olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide is not a cure for high blood pressure.
 
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