When patients suffer from high blood pressure, many physicians prescribed the drug Benicar since its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. In fact, it is one of the most commonly used blood pressure medications in the United States. The drug works by blocking an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). By blocking the effects of ARB, the blood vessels can expand, reducing blood pressure. Unfortunately, use of this medication has also been linked to potentially serious and adverse side effects.
11 Side Effects That May Be Caused by Using Benicar
What are some of the adverse side effects that patients taking Benicar might experience? The following is an overview:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Severe weight loss
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Persistent coughing
- Increased risk of cancer
- Increased risk of death from heart problems for patients who suffer from diabetes in addition to their high blood pressure
Patients experiencing any of these symptoms after taking Benicar should seek immediate medical attention. Some of these adverse side effects could have potentially severe long-term effects. Fortunately, patients may also have a claim for compensation against the drug’s manufacturer, health care providers, or other parties. Strict time limitations apply to the ability to pursue such a claim. It is therefore crucial for Benicar patients to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible after suffering from adverse side effects. We can help provide the guidance that you are looking for, just as we have helped many other clients successfully pursue claims following injuries caused by dangerous medications. We encourage you to check out our many client testimonials to learn more.