How can the medication Benicar affect you?
1 in every 3 adults suffer from high blood pressure, and only half keep their blood pressure under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can have serious consequences. Heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney complications are just a few consequences of high blood pressure. A popular medication prescribed by doctors to help control high blood pressure is Benicar.
The FDA approved Benicar in 2002, since then it has been prescribed more than 10 million times a year. Benicar helps keep the blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Negative side effects that can occur from patients taking Benicar include chronic diarrhea, extreme weight loss, and even death in some cases. Some patients prescribed Benicar have experienced:
- Chest Pain
- Kidney or Liver Failure
- Irregular Heart Beat
A number of patients who were injured after taking Benicar are suing the manufacturer. If you or someone you know have experienced any of these or other symptoms after taking Benicar, you should consult with an injury lawyer. You may be entitled to substantial compensation.