Benicar is a high blood pressure medication designed to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients who are at risk. The drug is produced by Daiichi Sanko and comes in several formulations. There is Benicar and Benicar HTC, both have been found to cause severe injuries
Side Effects Are Severe
The drug has been found to cause severe kidney problems, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The drug is also dangerous for pregnant women and can cause birth defects and damage the fetus.
One of the more severe side effects of Benicar is its tendency to cause patients to develop a Celiac like disease called sprue-like enteropathy. The symptoms include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Constant nausea
- Inability to keep food down and vomiting
- Inability to urinate
- Inflamed intestines
The Condition May Not Occur For Years
One of the most concerning aspects of the Benicar side effects is that patients may experience harm at any stage. A review of the Benicar data in a study by the University of Paris reveals that individuals can develop symptoms even years after taking the drug. This means that doctors may misdiagnose the conditions caused by the use of Benicar.
Side Effects May Cause Lasting Conditions
Unfortunately, in some cases, the side effects do not completely recede. While the study also revealed that when individuals stop taking Benicar their temporary symptoms recede. In some patients, the damage may be permanent.
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