Benicar Usage, side effects and warnings
High blood pressure drug benicar linked to dangerous side effects
We use the phrase “high blood pressure” pretty loosely. What does it really mean?
When you have high blood pressure, it means that your blood vessels have tightened, which means that the flow of blood through them is restricted. When the passageway is restricted, blood is squeezed through the vessels at higher-than-usual speeds. And faster-moving blood means more pressure on the walls of the blood vessels.
Think about it like this: If you suddenly reduced the diameter of your garden hose so that it was no wider than a drinking straw, that water would start moving fast, and would soon break through the thin walls of the straw.
One way to treat high blood pressure is with a medication that relaxes tightened blood vessels, thereby allowing blood to flow through at a normal rate. Relaxed blood vessels mean lower blood pressure.
That’s how the prescription blood-pressure medication Benicar works. It blocks the chemical that constricts blood vessels, so that the vessels widen and blood pressure drops.
Benicar does a great job lowering blood pressure. But you might say that its “hobby” is causing serious side effects.
One of the most serious side effects that has been linked with Benicar is a gastrointestinal disorder called sprue-like enteropathy. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), (
FDA Benicar Side Effects & Warnings ) people who have sprue-like enteropathy often experience severe diarrhea accompanied by substantial weight loss. Some people with sprue-like enteropathy require hospitalization.
The worst part about sprue-like enteropathy is that it can go undiagnosed for months or even years because its symptoms resemble those of celiac disease.
In addition to its connections with sprue-like enteropathy, Benicar has been linked with several other side effects, including but not limited to:
• breathing problems
• urinary disorders
• irregular heartbeat
• chest pain
• stomach pain
• joint and muscle pain
• hives and inflammation
• swollen extremities
For many people, taking Benicar can solve one problem but open up a Pandora’s box of other problems.
The FDA has confirmed the links between Benicar and sprue-like enteropathy, and has issued a warning about the drug.
But the FDA has not recalled Benicar.
At TheLawFirm.com, we believe that the failure to recall Benicar is a major oversight. We believe that Benicar is a dangerous drug, and that, if you’ve taken it, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
If you choose to file a Benicar lawsuit, you would not be the first to do so. The courts are well aware of the dangers associated with Benicar.
The expert attorneys at TheLawFirm.com believe that Daiichi Sankyo, the manufacturer of Benicar, was fully aware of the potentially dangerous side effects associated with this medication – but they brought it to market, anyway.
We don’t believe that such irresponsible, unethical behavior should go unpunished.
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