Launch of Generic Benicar and Benicar HCTZ

Released: 10/27/2016   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Director

The FDA has recently approved the generic equivalent of Benicar and Benicar HCTZ (olmesartan medoxomil and olmesartan medoxomil hydrochlorothiazide). Benicar is used to treat high blood pressure by keeping the blood vessels from narrowing and improving blood flow.

Generic prescription drugs approved by the FDA are required to have the same active ingredient, strength, dosage form and route of administration as the brand name product. Generic prescription drug manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs.

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