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Sat Nov 02 14:26:26 EDT 2013

Is RX Benicar contraindicated for type 2 diabetics? I take Benicar 40mg daily for hypertension .For diabetes I take Glipizide 10MG daily and Bydureon
Asked By: hughdo2  

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Could the Benicar cause a rise in my blood glucose levels?
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2013-11-06 21:44:13.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Benicar is a blood pressure medicine. It may increase your blood glucose (sugar). When you take this medicine, check your blood glucose levels frequently. Should your blood glucose goes up, talk with your doctor about how best to adjust the dose of your diabetes medicine.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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