Benicar Side Effect Lawsuits

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Benicar is a common drug used frequently in combination with other blood pressure medications. While it is prescribed to help lower blood pressure and keep blood vessels widened, it has been linked to serious gastrointestinal problems in patients who are taking the drug. Benicar is available in regular Benicar (Olmesartan Medoxomil) and Benicar HCT (Olmesartan Medoxomil and Hydrochlorothiazide). Since being approved by the FDA in 2002 and 2003, both drugs have been prescribed to millions of patients.

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber is taking on cases involving digestive tract injuries potentially related to the use of Benicar. Our Cleveland dangerous drug lawyers are investigating the cause of sprue-like enteropathy, which is a gastrointestinal disease that has been allegedly caused by the use of Benicar.

Identifying the Dangerous Symptoms of Benicar

Patients can experience a broad range of digestive track symptoms, however, it can be challenging for doctors to quickly identify the cause of these issues if they are unaware of the potential dangers of Benicar.

While side effects vary, they can include:

  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Severe Cramping
  • Weight Loss
  • Stomach Problems

Doctors can accidentally associate these symptoms with an autoimmune disease, such as Celiac disease. If they do, they may suggest the wrong treatment for patients. Instead of having them cease the use of Benicar, they try to modify their diets or prescribe steroids, never addressing the real cause of the problem.