Benicar Lawsuits: Gastrointestinal Complications
Commonly asked questions about Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil):
- What is Benicar?
- What are the serious side effects of Benicar?
- Does Benicar cause gastrointestinal side effects?
- What claims are being filed against Benicar?
- Can I file a Benicar lawsuit?
- How do I start a Benicar claim?
What Is Benicar?
Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) is a popular drug manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo that is used to treat high blood pressure. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002, and today, more than 10 million patients take Benicar every year. Benicar has been successful in reducing blood pressure in individuals who suffer from hypertension.
Unfortunately, Benicar has made headlines lately for severe complications that have been linked to the drug.
Many patients have reported suffering from gastrointestinal problems that resulted from the use of Benicar. Many times, patients are misdiagnosed as having a gluten intolerant digestive system, when they are actually suffering from sprue-like enteropathy. This condition is accompanied by chronic diarrhea, intestinal damage, and malnutrition, and can be very dangerous.
In 2014, the FDA made it mandatory that Benicar be packaged with a warning on its label stating the drug is associated with significant gastrointestinal complications.
What Are Serious Side Effects Of Benicar?
Common side effects of Benicar HCT include dizziness or lightheadedness as your body adjusts to the medication. Other side effects of Benicar HCT include:
- Stomach pain
- Joint pain
- Spinning sensation
- Dry cough
Benicar is linked to severe gastrointestinal side effects that may take months or years to develop. In some instances, gastrointestinal problems resulting for these drugs have been serious enough to require immediate medical attention or hospitalization.
Does Benicar Cause Gastrointestinal Side Effects?
In 2013, the FDA issued a drug safety communication warning to the public about these side effects, and approved changes in the drugs’ labels to make sure these issues are clear.
The FDA reports that numerous, serious cases have been found, and cites research from the Mayo Clinic linking these drugs to severe gastrointestinal problems.
What Claims Are Being Filed Against Benicar?
In 2014, George Williams filed a lawsuit against Daiichi Sankyo, a global pharmaceutical holding company and manufacturer of Benicar. According to reports, Williams spent more than 100 days in a hospital as a result of taking the medication. He allegedly developed a compression fracture in his back, as well as cataracts, which were the result of treatment he received to deal with the chronic diarrhea caused by his use of Benicar. Williams reportedly uses a feeding tube, and has racked up massive medical bills.
Due to the large number of cases being filed against Daiichi Sankyo, a multi district litigation case has been created in the District of New Jersey. It is believed that more information will become available at a later date, due to the large number of documents that must be submitted and reviewed. Additionally, it is possible for more cases to be added at a later date.
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Can I File A Benicar Lawsuit?
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed as a result of taking Benicar. Lawsuits have been filed against Daiichi Sankyo by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries. You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed by Benicar.
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How Do I Start A Benicar Claim?
Our Benicar lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Benicar lawsuit claims.
Benicar Side Effects, Recall Information & Settlements
- Learn more about Benicar side effects.
- Get information on Benicar recalls.
- Find a Benicar lawyer here.