Benicar lowered my blood pressure too much. It made me dizzy. When I would roll over in bed, I felt like I was going to keep rolling forever.
I also had a very unusual side effect. about 45 minutes after I took the Benicar, I would become terrified that someone was going to plunge a knife between my shoulder blades. Nothing hurt, it was just a feeling of paranoia. It made me paranoid for about an hour then I would be fine. Reducing the dosage didn't help. It only happened with Benicar. It was very weird.