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Benicar Side Effects

Common Benicar Side Effects


The most commonly reported Benicar side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Hypotension (124)
Diarrhoea (124)
Dizziness (122)
Blood Pressure Increased (110)
Nausea (99)
Weight Decreased (84)
Dehydration (77)
Headache (76)
Asthenia (72)
Vomiting (71)
Fatigue (62)
Hypertension (55)
Coeliac Disease (54)
Dyspnoea (54)
Oedema Peripheral (49)
Fall (44)
Cerebrovascular Accident (41)
Malaise (35)
Insomnia (34)
Pruritus (33)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Benicar Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Benicar reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Benicar on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Surgery
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,hypercholesterolaemia, who was treated with Benicar (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ezetimibe/simvastatin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Surgery
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar treatment in male patients, resulting in surgery side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Malabsorption, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute
This report suggests a potential Benicar Malabsorption, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Benicar (dosage: 30 Mg (20mg In Am And Half Of 20mg Tablet At Pm),per Oral) starting Dec 06, 2005. Soon after starting Benicar the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Malabsorption
  • Dehydration
  • Renal Failure Acute
Drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Benicar demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as malabsorption, may still occur.

Erysipelas
This Erysipelas problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Benicar Anlo (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benicar Anlo, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Erysipelas
The patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as erysipelas, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Choking, Vomiting, Dyspnoea, Throat Tightness, Nasal Septum Deviation
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from BR. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and was treated with Benicar Hct (dosage: 20/12.5 Mg ( 1 In 1 D), Per Oral) starting 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Choking
  • Vomiting
  • Dyspnoea
  • Throat Tightness
  • Nasal Septum Deviation
This opens a possibility that Benicar Hct treatment could cause the above reactions, including choking, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Diarrhoea, Urine Output Decreased
A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: blood pressure started Benicar treatment (dosage: One Once Daily) on Sep 06, 2013. Soon after starting Benicar treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Urine Output Decreased
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Benicar.

Weight Decreased, Diarrhoea
A 70-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: hypertension and was treated with Benicar(dosage: 40 Mg, 1 Pill, Once Per Day, By Mouth). The treatment was initiated on 201105. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Weight Decreased
  • Diarrhoea
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Benicar efficacy:
  • Synthoid
  • Cloridine
  • Bystolic
  • Folgard
  • Crestor
  • Multivitamin
  • Occuvite
The patient was hospitalized.

Malaise, Fatigue, Headache, Back Pain, Ear Infection, Hiatus Hernia, Post Procedural Complication, Myocardial Oedema, Sinusitis
In this report, Benicar was administered for the following condition: hypertension.A 62-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) started Benicar treatment (dosage: NA) on 2007.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Malaise
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Back Pain
  • Ear Infection
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Post Procedural Complication
  • Myocardial Oedema
  • Sinusitis
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Benicar treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Hypoaesthesia Oral, Hypersensitivity, Feeling Abnormal, Knee Arthroplasty
This is a report of the following Benicar side effect(s):
  • Hypoaesthesia Oral
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Knee Arthroplasty
A 60-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: hypertension and received a treatment with Benicar (dosage: NA) starting: NS.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Meloxicam (meloxicam) (meloxicam)
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole) (omeprazole)
The patient was hospitalized.This report suggests that a Benicar treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Road Traffic Accident, Cervical Vertebral Fracture, Spinal Disorder, Injury
This Benicar report was submitted by a 75-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: hypertension and Benicar was administered (dosage: NA) starting: NS. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Cervical Vertebral Fracture
  • Spinal Disorder
  • Injury
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Benicar treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Pruritus, Ageusia, Parosmia
This is a report of a possible correlation between Benicar use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Pruritus
  • Ageusia
  • Parosmia
which could contribute to an assessment of Benicar risk profile.A 77-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) was suffering from hypertension and was treated with Benicar (dosage: 40mg, 1 Pill A Day, 1 Mouth) starting Aug 21, 2013.Other concurrent medications:
  • Amlodipine
  • Besylate 10mg
  • Pravastatin 40 Mg
  • Hydrochlorot 12.5 Mg
  • Carvedilol 6.25mg
  • Aspirin 81 Mg
  • Protetine


Diarrhoea, Malabsorption, Abdominal Distension, Eructation, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased, Hiatus Hernia, Uterine Disorder, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
A 76-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: hypertension and after a treatment with Benicar (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Diarrhoea
  • Malabsorption
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Eructation
  • Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Uterine Disorder
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
The treatment was started on Jun 01, 2012. Benicar was used in combination with the following drugs:
  • Benicar Hct (40/25 Mg)
  • Levemir (insulin Detemir)
  • Novolog (insulin Aspart)
  • Aromasin(exemestane)
  • Ergocalciferol(ergocalciferol
  • Persantine(dipyridamol)
  • Protonix
  • Synthroid(levothyroxine Sodium)
This report could alert potential Benicar consumers.

Cholecystectomy, Hypotension, Syncope
In this report, a 60-year-old male patient from BR (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Benicar Anlo side effect.The patient was diagnosed with hypertension. After a treatment with Benicar Anlo (dosage: NA, start date: 201307), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hypotension
  • Syncope
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The patient was hospitalized.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Benicar Anlo treatment.

Arthralgia, Back Pain, Diarrhoea, Therapeutic Response Decreased
This is a report of a 71-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA), who used Benicar Hct (dosage: 40-12.5 Mg, Per Oral) for a treatment of NA. After starting a treatment on NS, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Arthralgia
  • Back Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Therapeutic Response Decreased
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Benicar Hct treatment
  • Dilaudid
  • Baclofen
  • Vitamin C (Per Oral)
  • Bupivacaine
  • Clonidine
  • Desyrel (Nightly (100 Mg, 1 In 1 D) , Per Oral)
  • Mirapex (1.5 Mg (0.5 Mg, 3 In 1 D) Per Oral)
  • Synthroid , Levothroid (Every Morning Before Breakfast (75 Mcg, 1 In 1 D) Per Oral)
Taken together, these observations suggest that a Benicar Hct treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Arthralgia, Back Pain, Diarrhoea, Therapeutic Response Decreased.

Arthralgia, Back Pain, Diarrhoea, Therapeutic Response Decreased, Bursitis
This arthralgia side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Benicar Hct (dosage: 40 Mg/12.5 Mgdaily), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Colestid (1 G, 2x/day)
  • Bupivacaine (2.998 Mg, Daily)
  • Desyrel (100 Mg, Nightly)
  • Dilaudid (5.996 Mg)
  • Dilaudid (8 Mg, As Needed)
  • Baclofen (59.96 Ug, Daily)
  • Vitamin C (1000 Mg, Daily)
  • Clonidine (29.98 Ug, Daily)
When starting to take Benicar Hct the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Arthralgia
  • Back Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Therapeutic Response Decreased
  • Bursitis
These side effects may potentially be related to Benicar Hct.

Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Malnutrition, Electrolyte Imbalance, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Malabsorption
This is a Benicar Hct side effect report of a 59-year-old male patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Benicar Hct (dosage:NA, start time: Aug 29, 2012), combined with:
  • Pantoprazole
  • Paroxetine
  • Alprazolam
, and developed a serious reaction and a diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Malnutrition
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Malabsorption
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar Hct treatment in male patients suffering from hypertension, resulting in diarrhoea.

Pain, Movement Disorder, Groin Pain
This report suggests a potential Benicar pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 81-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): hypertension and used Benicar (dosage: Pm) starting 2013. Soon after starting Benicar the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pain
  • Movement Disorder
  • Groin Pain
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Benicar Hct
  • Metoprolol (metoprolol)
  • Amlodipine (amlodipine)
  • Clopidogrel (clopidogrel)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Benicar demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as pain, may still occur.

Diarrhoea, No Therapeutic Response, Hypotension, Hypovolaemia, Syncope, Anaemia, Pancreatitis Acute, Hyponatraemia
This diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hypertension.On 2010 a consumer started treatment with Benicar (dosage: Benicar Daily). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benicar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • No Therapeutic Response
  • Hypotension
  • Hypovolaemia
  • Syncope
  • Anaemia
  • Pancreatitis Acute
  • Hyponatraemia
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Syncope, Arrhythmia
This is a Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) side effect report of a 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BR. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and was treated with Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) (dosage: 40 Mg (40 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Per Oral) starting 201303. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol/chlorthalidone (chlortalidone, Atenolol) (chlortalideon, Atenolol)
  • Medicines
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Syncope
  • Arrhythmia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) could cause syncope and that some male patients may be more susceptible.

Cataract Operation, Blood Pressure Increased, Yellow Skin, Local Swelling, Erythema, Feeling Hot
A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: hypertension,arthritis,pain started Benicar treatment (dosage: NA) on 201306. Soon after starting Benicar treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Cataract Operation
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Yellow Skin
  • Local Swelling
  • Erythema
  • Feeling Hot
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Celebrex (2 Dosage Forms (1 Dosage Forms, Bid))
  • Prednisone
  • Bystolic
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (ciprofloxacin)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benicar side effects, such as cataract operation.

Coeliac Disease
This coeliac disease side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 61-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Benicar (dosage: 1 Pill, Once Daily, Taken By Mouth), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Benicar the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Coeliac Disease
These side effects may potentially be related to Benicar.

Diarrhoea, No Therapeutic Response, Hypotension, Hypovolaemia, Syncope, Anaemia, Pancreatitis Acute, Electrolyte Imbalance, Hyponatraemia
This is a report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Benicar (dosage: NA, start time: 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Diarrhoea
  • No Therapeutic Response
  • Hypotension
  • Hypovolaemia
  • Syncope
  • Anaemia
  • Pancreatitis Acute
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Hyponatraemia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar treatment in female patients, resulting in diarrhoea side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Colitis, Coeliac Disease, Weight Decreased, Asthenia, Syncope
This report suggests a potential Benicar Colitis, Coeliac Disease, Weight Decreased, Asthenia, Syncope side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Benicar (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Benicar the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Colitis
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Weight Decreased
  • Asthenia
  • Syncope
Drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Benicar demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as colitis, may still occur.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Nausea, Hypertension, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Back Pain, Swelling, Gastrointestinal Disorder
This Abdominal Pain Upper, Nausea, Hypertension, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Back Pain, Swelling, Gastrointestinal Disorder problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On 200601 this consumer started treatment with Benicar (dosage: 1 Tablet). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benicar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Nausea
  • Hypertension
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fatigue
  • Back Pain
  • Swelling
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
The patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as abdominal pain upper, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Stevens-johnson Syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Blood Pressure Increased, Temperature Intolerance, Pain In Extremity
This is a report of a 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and was treated with Benicar Hct (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan Medoxomil ) (tablet) (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan M (dosage: 40/25mg, (qd), Per Oral) starting 2002. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Stevens-johnson Syndrome
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Temperature Intolerance
  • Pain In Extremity
This opens a possibility that Benicar Hct (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan Medoxomil ) (tablet) (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan M treatment could cause the above reactions, including stevens-johnson syndrome, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Arteriosclerosis, Overdose, Insomnia
A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension started Benicar Anlo treatment (dosage: NA) on 201305. Soon after starting Benicar Anlo treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Overdose
  • Insomnia
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methyldopa
  • Nph Insulin (insulin Injection, Isophane) (insulin Injection, Isophane)
  • Regular Insulin (insulin) (insulin)
  • Metformin (metformin) (metformin)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Benicar Anlo.

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Top 10 Benicar Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Diarrhoea 81
Hypotension 77
Blood Pressure Increased 71
Nausea 69
Dizziness 62
Headache 55
Asthenia 49
Vomiting 48
Fatigue 45
Dehydration 43

Top 10 Benicar Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Dizziness 60
Hypotension 46
Weight Decreased 43
Diarrhoea 42
Blood Pressure Increased 39
Dehydration 34
Nausea 29
Asthenia 22
Vomiting 22
Syncope 21

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    Benicar Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC35356-216
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameBenicar
    Nameolmesartan medoxomil
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since20120222
    LabelerLake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply DBA Quality Care Products LLC
    Active Ingredient(s)OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL
    Strength(s)40
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAngiotensin 2 Receptor Antagonists [MoA],Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker [EPC]

    Benicar Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1395

    Benicar safety alerts: 2010

    Reported deaths: 35

    Reported hospitalizations: 435

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