Learn why many are seeking Benicar® hypertension drug lawyers after experiencing severe gastrointestinal side effects as a result of taking the drug.
Benicar® is a hypertension drug which was developed by Japanese drugmaker, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and was approved for use in the United States by the FDA in 2002. The drug is in a class of drugs known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) and Benicar’s active ingredient, olmesartan medoxomil, works to lower the body’s blood pressure by keeping the user’s blood vessels open, or dilated. Other hypertension drugs that contain olmesartan medoxomil include Benicar HCT®, Azor®, and Tribenzor®.
Why seek experienced Benicar hypertension drug lawyers?
While Daiichi Sankyo’s hypertension medication, Benicar, is shown to effectively lower a person’s blood pressure, it has also been linked to severe gastrointestinal problems that may mimic the symptoms of Celiac disease. Some patients who have taken Benicar have since developed a severe gastrointestinal condition called sprue-like enteropathy, which manifests with some of the following symptoms: extreme weight loss, intestinal damage, chronic and severe diarrhea, malnourishment/malabsorption, and in severe cases, even death. According to the FDA’s Safety Communication regarding Benicar, “The enteropathy may develop months to years after starting olmesartan, and sometimes requires hospitalization.”
Patients who have taken Benicar and subsequently experienced the previously mentioned side effects may incur significant healthcare costs, including physical and emotional distress to treat their symptoms. If you believe that you or a loved one has a claim against Benicar’s manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo, it may be in your best interest to speak to the knowledgeable Benicar hypertension drug lawyers at the Hollis Law Firm today. The Benicar hypertension drug lawyers at Hollis Law can help you determine if you have a viable case and evaluate your legal options. Simply call the Hollis Law Firm’s Benicar hypertension drug lawyers toll-free at (800) 701-3672 or fill out the contact form on this page to get started. Call now for a free Benicar lawsuit review.