Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) is a popular hypertension medication designed and manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). A number of blood pressure medications marketed by Daiichi Sankyo have the same pharmaceutical component, as well as:
- Benicar HCT
For years, individuals have been experiencing severe and chronic diarrhea while taking Benicar, but no one knew that there was a link between the gastrointestinal problem and the hypertension drug.
Consequently, patients may have been hospitalized severally, diagnosed with more intestinal complications and other side effects related to the medication used at the time to treat their unfortunate condition.
Benicar Sprue-Like Enteropathy Warnings
On July 3, 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that olmesartan can cause intestinal problems called sprue-like enteropathy. The FDA noted that sprue-like enteropathy symptoms include severe, chronic diarrhea with significant loss of weight. However, it wasn’t until late 2013 that information about the potential Benicar problems was included to the warning label for the first time, showing that the hypertension drug may cause chronic diarrhea and weight loss, which would take patients months or even years to the day they started using the medication to experience these symptoms.
The FDA Benicar warning was issued 10 years after the blockbuster hypertension medication hit the market and almost a year after a 2012 study published by Mayo Clinic Proceedings confirmed the link between severe form of sprue-like enteropathy and olmesartan.
Recent studies have shown that when one stops using Benicar, chronic diarrhea stops and only persist when they have resumed taking the drug. Referred to as “challenge-dechallenge-rechallenge”, this is clear indication of an instrumental link between diarrhea problems and Benicar.
Benicar users often experience severe, chronic diarrhea which may lead to serious lasting health complications, even after the symptoms go away. Some of the health problems experienced by Benicar users include:
- Electrolyte Problems
- Weakened Immunity to some diseases
Consider Filing a Benicar Lawsuit
The attorneys at Injury Lawsuit Help would like know about individual who have shown symptoms including vomiting, severe diarrhea, substantial weight loss, and other gastrointestinal (GI) side effects while using the blockbuster hypertension medication known as Benicar. It is no secret that the drug has links to sprue-like enteropathy, which causes symptoms similar to those of celiac disease.
If you have developed any of the symptoms or experienced side effects similar to celiac disease while using Benicar, our lawyers want to help you ensure that you are well compensated. With our help. We will file a Benicar lawsuit against Daiichi Sankyo and asked for financial compensation for the pain and suffering caused and medical bills you have endured as a result of using their drug. Kindly give us a call right away for more information on your potential legal rights.
The best part about of service is that we don’t charge for consultation or case evaluation and thus with your permission we will be able to evaluate your case for free and determine if you qualify for financial compensation from the manufacturer.
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