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The Hollis Law Firm has years of experience in helping those who have experienced severe side effects of harmful pharmaceutical drugs or dangerous medical devices. Recently, the Japanese drugmaker, Daiichi Sankyo’s drug, Benicar, has received attention for causing serious gastrointestinal side effects to those who have taken it. As a result, many are seeking knowledgeable Benicar injury attorneys to help seek recovery for financial losses, emotional distress, and physical suffering.
What is Benicar?
Benicar is a hypertension (high blood pressure) medication that can help people manage the symptoms of hypertension. Approved by the FDA in 2002, it is estimated that doctors write around 11 million prescriptions for Benicar each year. Benicar can be taken by itself to treat hypertension or in combination with other drugs. Other drugs which contain the same active ingredient as Benicar include Benicar HCT®, Azor®, and Tribenzor®.
After the severe side effects of taking Benicar became apparent, the Mayo Clinic and the FDA issued a warning about the drug, stating that serious gastrointestinal side effects may occur in patients. These gastrointestinal symptoms can mimic Celiac disease and is often initially misdiagnosed as Celiac disease. Other gastrointestinal side effects of Benicar may include:
- Sprue-like enteropathy
- Extreme weight loss
- Chronic and severe diarrhea
- Nausea and vomiting
- Gallbladder sludging
- Chronic sinusitis
If you or a loved one has suffered the gastrointestinal side effects of Benicar, it may be in your best interest to speak to a Benicar injury attorney. The helpful Benicar injury attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm are available to speak to you about your potential case. This free, confidential case consultation can take place over the phone, via email, or in person. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or call the Hollis Law Firm’s Benicar injury attorneys toll-free at (800) 701-3672.