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Old 08-28-2003, 05:00 AM
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I was prescribed Benicar last month and I was dizzy and my back hurt and I was itching all over my body and I was constantly tired.. I told my doctor about these symptoms and he suggested that I might try drinking coffee to stay awake. What a joke - I finally quit taking this medicine and I seem to be getting better without it.<br>What kind of drug is this?
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Old 12-03-2005, 06:00 AM
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I've been taking benicar HCT since 7/02. I did take accuretic and had a constant cough. That's when the doctor switched me to benicar. I don't get dizzy but my back and shoulders feel sore all the time. I'm on the computer a lot so I thought maybe that is what caused it but now I'm not sure.<br><br>I'm also drowsy a lot. I take a lot of naps or I can't get anything done.<br>My dosage is 40/25. I didn't think my blood pressure was all that high.<br>It was usually fairly low like 120/72 or even lower. Sometimes 130/80 when I was especially stressed about something.<br><br>Lately my back has been very itchy. <br><br>Did you tell the doctor you were quitting taking it or did you just quit?<br>I get leg cramps, too. I take 2 other medicines, too. Are they interacting? I feel like pitching them all except prevacid.<br><br>
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