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Over a decade ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a medication promised to help those with high blood pressure (hypertension). Benicar® was originally created in Japan by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. The Japanese drugmaker created Benicar to treat patients suffering from high blood pressure. Benicar features an active element called olmesartan medoxomil. This active element lowers the body’s blood pressure by expanding the patient’s blood vessels. Although Benicar is not the only blood pressure medication on the market, it is prescribed to more than 11 million patients. Benicar’s side effects parallel those of Celiac disease and other gastrointestinal diseases. Benicar has been linked to several different side effects that are missing from the warning label found on Benicar. You may want to seek legal consultation from a Benicar attorney at the Hollis Law Firm if you are experiencing some of the following side effects.
- Gastrointestinal side effects that start out extreme and later turn into sprue-like enteropathy or villous atrophy.
- Dramatic weight loss has been reported in some patients.
- Vomiting and nausea may affect some patients more than others.
- Some patients have been suffering from mild to severe diarrhea.
- Gallbladder sludging leading to gallbladder removal.
Before you contact a Benicar attorney for a case evaluation, know the facts. Benicar is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB). Angiotensin II is one of the many organic proteins produced by your body to control your blood pressure. Normally, whenever angiotensin II is released, blood pressure spikes because the angiotensin II caused the vessels to narrow. The active ingredient found in Benicar blocks angiotensin II from narrowing your blood vessels. Despite the advantages that Benicar brings to patients, many suffer from hospitalization or even death. If you or a loved one is suffering from one or multiple of the unwarned side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced Benicar attorney at the Hollis Law Firm for a free, confidential Benicar lawsuit evaluation. It is easy to contact your knowledgeable Benicar attorney. Fill out the form found on this page, or call (800) 701-3672 for a free case evaluation.