Dangerous Side Effects of Benicar

March 25, 2014

FDA Warns of Benicar Diarrhea Side Effects

Benicar is a drug used to monitor and reduce hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP).  Common side effects of Benicar that are listed on the label include: back pain, headaches, dizziness and bronchitis, flu-like symptoms and hematuria.  All drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are required to have a companion warning labels with a list of potential and familiar, yet more infrequent, side effects. Nonetheless, some drugs fail to list all side effects until someone is effected by the drug in a negative capacity, causing severe medical attention.

A more serious potential side effect has come to light associated with the drug Benicar. Individuals nationwide are experiencing severe diarrhea, hindering their ability to participate in their daily activities. Amongst the condition patients have experienced nausea, vomiting, and considerable weight loss. In 2013, the FDA required Benicar to enlist new warnings, however, some users of the medication are experiencing a so-called lasting effect of the drug. Individuals who have stopped the medication are still under the wraths of the drug, experience excessive diarrhea and sickness.

The implications of lasting diarrhea and stomach issues extend further than just uncomfortability.  Chronic diarrhea can leave individuals feeling:

  • Dehydrated – loss of the body’s ability to keep and maintain electrolytes
  • Malnourished – inability to consume and ingest nutritional foods and receive the benefits
  • Weak immune system – damage to the bodies vital need to protect and maintain cells, blood, and muscles

Talk to a Benicar Lawyer Today

Amongst all these listed side effects is the potential for Benicar to take the life of a user.  If you or a loved one has been affected by the hypertension, or blood pressure medication, Benicar, call The Willis Law Firm to discuss your legal options. An attorney is waiting to talk to you and give you your FREE consultation. Call toll-free TODAY 1-800-883-9858 or fill out the ONLINE FORM to the Right ->


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