Olmesartan medoxomil

generic for Benicar

Olmesartan medoxomil Warnings

This drug can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking this medication. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away.
  • Do not use this drug if you become pregnant.
  • May cause dizziness
  • This medicine may be taken with or without food.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA, EXCRETED IN RATS

Pregnancy Warnings

  • Manufacturer does not recommend during 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Exposure to drugs affecting the renin-angiotensin system can result in oligohydramnios and fetal death. Perform serial ultrasounds to asses the intra-amniotic environment. Discontinue treatment when pregnancy is discovered.