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Old 01-23-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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Norvasc Vs Benicar

I have been taking Norvasc (5mg) for over 5 years and never had problems with controlling my blood pressure. The doctor wants to change it to Benicar to protect my kidneys. I have read so many negative side effects of Benicar and lisinopril that I don't want to change. Benicar is much more expensive and I know my insurance is going to change to lisinopril to save money. Any thoughts on keep using norvasc?

 
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Re: Norvasc Vs Benicar

Do you have kidney issues? If not, I would HONESTLY say, if it's working well don't change it!! It's too hard to find a drug that works and agrees with you!

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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Do you have kidney issues? If not, I would HONESTLY say, if it's working well don't change it!! It's too hard to find a drug that works and agrees with you!

 
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Re: Norvasc Vs Benicar

I don't have kidneys issues, but I have diabetes, and I have it under control, with diet and metformin. My AC1 is below 6 and my fast sugar is around 113.

 
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