Benicar Complications: Chronic Diarrhea
Commonly asked questions about the link between Benicar and chronic diarrhea:
- Can Benicar cause chronic diarrhea?
- Does Benicar increase the risk of developing chronic diarrhea?
- Can I file a Benicar gastrointestinal complications lawsuit?
- How many Benicar gastrointestinal complication lawsuits have been filed?
- What are the less common side effects of benicear?
- What are the more common side effects of benicear?
- How to start your Benicar gastrointestinal complications claim
Can Benicar Cause Chronic Diarrhea?
Benicar also known as (Olmesartan medoxomil) is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that was initially approved on April 25, 2002. Benicar is used for the treatment of hypertension, alone or with other antihypertensive agents.
A serious complication linked to Benicar is chronic diarrhea. When this condition is present for an extended period of time, it can lead to severe dehydration in individuals that can become very dangerous. In rare cases, death has occurred due to dehydration caused by chronic diarrhea. Although the FDA has required Benicar to carry a label warning patients of the dangers of taking the drug, thousands of patients continue to experience negative side-effects.
Does Benicar Increase The Risk of Developing Chronic Diarrhea?
The FDA has identified 23 serious cases presenting as late-onset diarrhea with significant weight loss and, in some cases, with intestinal villous atrophy on biopsy. All patients improved clinically after discontinuation of olmesartan, and a positive rechallenge was seen in 10 of the cases.
Can I file a Benicar gastrointestinal complications lawsuit?
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.
How Many Benicar Gastrointestinal Complication Lawsuits Have Been Filed
There have currently been over 1700 cases filed against Daiichi Senkyo, the manufacturer of Benicar since the FDA issued a drug warning in 2013.
What Are The Less Common Side Effects Of Benicar?
Drugwatch.com states that there are a number of less common and more serious side effects related to the use of Benicar. These side effects include:
- Chest Pain
- Peripheral edema
- Abdominal pain
- Diarrhea/Abdominal pain
- Heart Palpitations
- Very high levels of cholesterol in the blood
- Abnormally high concentration of fats in blood
- Excess of uric acid in the blood
- Muscle pain
What Are The More Common 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.
Benicar Chronic Diarrhea Lawsuits
Our Benicar drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about suffered from chronic diarrhea as a result of taking Benicar. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturer by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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