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Common Benicar Side Effects


The most commonly reported Benicar side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Hypotension (124)
Diarrhoea (124)
Dizziness (122)
Blood Pressure Increased (110)
Nausea (99)
Weight Decreased (84)
Dehydration (77)
Headache (76)
Asthenia (72)
Vomiting (71)
Fatigue (62)
Hypertension (55)
Coeliac Disease (54)
Dyspnoea (54)
Oedema Peripheral (49)
Fall (44)
Cerebrovascular Accident (41)
Malaise (35)
Insomnia (34)
Pruritus (33)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Benicar Side Effects Reported to FDA



Benicar Side Effect Report#9746296
Surgery
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension,hypercholesterolaemia, who was treated with Benicar (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ezetimibe/simvastatin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Surgery after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar treatment in male patients, resulting in Surgery side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9732406
Malabsorption, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute
This report suggests a potential Benicar Malabsorption side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Benicar (dosage: 30 Mg (20mg In Am And Half Of 20mg Tablet At Pm),per Oral) starting
Dec 06, 2005. After starting Benicar the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Malabsorption, Dehydration, Renal Failure AcuteAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Benicar demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Malabsorption, may still occur.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9727461
Erysipelas
This Erysipelas problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Benicar Anlo (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Benicar Anlo, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: ErysipelasThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Erysipelas, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9723187
Choking, Vomiting, Dyspnoea, Throat Tightness, Nasal Septum Deviation
This Choking side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Benicar Hct (drug dosage: 20/12.5 Mg ( 1 In 1 D), Per Oral), which was initiated on 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Benicar Hct the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Choking, Vomiting, Dyspnoea, Throat Tightness, Nasal Septum DeviationThese side effects may potentially be related to Benicar Hct.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9671466
Diarrhoea, Urine Output Decreased
This is a report of a 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood pressure, who was treated with Benicar (dosage: One Once Daily, start time:
Sep 06, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diarrhoea, Urine Output Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar treatment in female patients, resulting in Diarrhoea side effect.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9663824
Weight Decreased, Diarrhoea
This report suggests a potential Benicar Weight Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Benicar (dosage: 40 Mg, 1 Pill, Once Per Day, By Mouth) starting 201105. After starting Benicar the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Weight Decreased, DiarrhoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Synthoid
  • Cloridine
  • Bystolic
  • Folgard
  • Crestor
  • Multivitamin
  • Occuvite
The patient was hospitalized. Although Benicar demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Weight Decreased, may still occur.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9652357
Malaise, Fatigue, Headache, Back Pain, Ear Infection, Hiatus Hernia, Post Procedural Complication, Myocardial Oedema, Sinusitis
This Malaise problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On 2007 this consumer started treatment with Benicar (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Benicar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Malaise, Fatigue, Headache, Back Pain, Ear Infection, Hiatus Hernia, Post Procedural Complication, Myocardial Oedema, SinusitisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Malaise, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9652192
Hypoaesthesia Oral, Hypoaesthesia, Hypersensitivity, Feeling Abnormal, Knee Arthroplasty
This Hypoaesthesia Oral side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Benicar (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Meloxicam (meloxicam) (meloxicam)
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole) (omeprazole)
.After starting to take Benicar the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hypoaesthesia Oral, Hypoaesthesia, Hypersensitivity, Feeling Abnormal, Knee ArthroplastyThese side effects may potentially be related to Benicar. The patient was hospitalized.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9645780
Road Traffic Accident, Cervical Vertebral Fracture, Spinal Disorder, Injury
This is a report of a 75-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Benicar (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Road Traffic Accident, Cervical Vertebral Fracture, Spinal Disorder, Injury after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar treatment in male patients, resulting in Road Traffic Accident side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9640401
Pruritus, Ageusia, Parosmia
This report suggests a potential Benicar Pruritus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Benicar (dosage: 40mg, 1 Pill A Day, 1 Mouth) starting
Aug 21, 2013. After starting Benicar the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pruritus, Ageusia, ParosmiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Amlodipine
  • Besylate 10mg
  • Pravastatin 40 Mg
  • Hydrochlorot 12.5 Mg
  • Carvedilol 6.25mg
  • Aspirin 81 Mg
  • Protetine
Although Benicar demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pruritus, may still occur.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9637392
Diarrhoea, Malabsorption, Abdominal Distension, Eructation, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased, Hiatus Hernia, Uterine Disorder, Hernia, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 76-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On
Jun 01, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Benicar (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Benicar Hct (40/25 Mg)
  • Levemir (insulin Detemir)
  • Novolog (insulin Aspart)
  • Aromasin(exemestane)
  • Ergocalciferol(ergocalciferol
  • Persantine(dipyridamol)
  • Protonix
  • Synthroid(levothyroxine Sodium)
When using Benicar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Diarrhoea, Malabsorption, Abdominal Distension, Eructation, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased, Hiatus Hernia, Uterine Disorder, Hernia, Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9631810
Cholecystectomy, Hypotension, Syncope
This Cholecystectomy side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 60-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Benicar Anlo (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 201307. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Benicar Anlo the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cholecystectomy, Hypotension, SyncopeThese side effects may potentially be related to Benicar Anlo. The patient was hospitalized.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9630869
Arthralgia, Back Pain, Diarrhoea, Pain, Therapeutic Response Decreased
This is a report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Benicar Hct (dosage: 40-12.5 Mg, Per Oral, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Dilaudid
  • Baclofen
  • Vitamin C (Per Oral)
  • Bupivacaine
  • Clonidine
  • Desyrel (Nightly (100 Mg, 1 In 1 D) , Per Oral)
  • Mirapex (1.5 Mg (0.5 Mg, 3 In 1 D) Per Oral)
  • Synthroid , Levothroid (Every Morning Before Breakfast (75 Mcg, 1 In 1 D) Per Oral)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Arthralgia, Back Pain, Diarrhoea, Pain, Therapeutic Response Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar Hct treatment in female patients, resulting in Arthralgia side effect.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9629302
Arthralgia, Back Pain, Diarrhoea, Pain, Therapeutic Response Decreased, Bursitis
This report suggests a potential Benicar Hct Arthralgia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Benicar Hct (dosage: 40 Mg/12.5 Mgdaily) starting NS. After starting Benicar Hct the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Arthralgia, Back Pain, Diarrhoea, Pain, Therapeutic Response Decreased, BursitisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Colestid (1 G, 2x/day)
  • Bupivacaine (2.998 Mg, Daily)
  • Desyrel (100 Mg, Nightly)
  • Dilaudid (5.996 Mg)
  • Dilaudid (8 Mg, As Needed)
  • Baclofen (59.96 Ug, Daily)
  • Vitamin C (1000 Mg, Daily)
  • Clonidine (29.98 Ug, Daily)
Although Benicar Hct demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Arthralgia, may still occur.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9625544
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Malnutrition, Electrolyte Imbalance, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Malabsorption
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a physician from US. A 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On
Aug 29, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Benicar Hct (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Pantoprazole
  • Paroxetine
  • Alprazolam
When using Benicar Hct, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Malnutrition, Electrolyte Imbalance, Gastrointestinal Disorder, MalabsorptionThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9623243
Pain, Movement Disorder, Groin Pain
This Pain side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 81-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Benicar (drug dosage: Pm), which was initiated on 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Benicar Hct
  • Metoprolol (metoprolol)
  • Amlodipine (amlodipine)
  • Clopidogrel (clopidogrel)
.After starting to take Benicar the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pain, Movement Disorder, Groin PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Benicar. The patient was hospitalized.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9614301
Diarrhoea, No Therapeutic Response, Hypotension, Hypovolaemia, Syncope, Anaemia, Pancreatitis Acute, Hyponatraemia
This is a report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Benicar (dosage: Benicar Daily, start time: 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diarrhoea, No Therapeutic Response, Hypotension, Hypovolaemia, Syncope, Anaemia, Pancreatitis Acute, Hyponatraemia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar treatment in female patients, resulting in Diarrhoea side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9613595
Syncope, Arrhythmia
This report suggests a potential Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) Syncope side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) (dosage: 40 Mg (40 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Per Oral) starting 201303. After starting Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Syncope, ArrhythmiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenolol/chlorthalidone (chlortalidone, Atenolol) (chlortalideon, Atenolol)
  • Medicines
The patient was hospitalized. Although Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Syncope, may still occur.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9612785
Cataract Operation, Blood Pressure Increased, Yellow Skin, Local Swelling, Local Swelling, Erythema, Feeling Hot
This Cataract Operation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,arthritis,pain. On 201306 this consumer started treatment with Benicar (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Celebrex (2 Dosage Forms (1 Dosage Forms, Bid))
  • Prednisone
  • Bystolic
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (ciprofloxacin)
When using Benicar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cataract Operation, Blood Pressure Increased, Yellow Skin, Local Swelling, Local Swelling, Erythema, Feeling HotAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cataract Operation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9607786
Coeliac Disease
This Coeliac Disease side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 61-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Benicar (drug dosage: 1 Pill, Once Daily, Taken By Mouth), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Benicar the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Coeliac DiseaseThese side effects may potentially be related to Benicar.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9587304
Diarrhoea, No Therapeutic Response, Hypotension, Hypovolaemia, Syncope, Anaemia, Pancreatitis Acute, Electrolyte Imbalance, Hyponatraemia
This is a report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Benicar (dosage: NA, start time: 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diarrhoea, No Therapeutic Response, Hypotension, Hypovolaemia, Syncope, Anaemia, Pancreatitis Acute, Electrolyte Imbalance, Hyponatraemia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar treatment in female patients, resulting in Diarrhoea side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9581042
Colitis, Coeliac Disease, Weight Decreased, Asthenia, Syncope
This report suggests a potential Benicar Colitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Benicar (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Benicar the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Colitis, Coeliac Disease, Weight Decreased, Asthenia, SyncopeAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Benicar demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Colitis, may still occur.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9580824
Abdominal Pain Upper, Nausea, Hypertension, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Back Pain, Swelling, Gastrointestinal Disorder
This Abdominal Pain Upper problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On 200601 this consumer started treatment with Benicar (dosage: 1 Tablet). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Benicar, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Abdominal Pain Upper, Nausea, Hypertension, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Back Pain, Swelling, Gastrointestinal DisorderThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Pain Upper, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9571029
Stevens-johnson Syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Blood Pressure Increased, Temperature Intolerance, Pain In Extremity
This Stevens-johnson Syndrome side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 47-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Benicar Hct (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan Medoxomil ) (tablet) (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan M (drug dosage: 40/25mg, (qd), Per Oral), which was initiated on 2002. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Benicar Hct (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan Medoxomil ) (tablet) (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan M the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Stevens-johnson Syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Blood Pressure Increased, Temperature Intolerance, Pain In ExtremityThese side effects may potentially be related to Benicar Hct (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan Medoxomil ) (tablet) (hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan M.
Benicar Side Effect Report#9563448
Arteriosclerosis, Overdose, Insomnia
This is a report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Benicar Anlo (dosage: NA, start time: 201305), combined with:
  • Methyldopa
  • Nph Insulin (insulin Injection, Isophane) (insulin Injection, Isophane)
  • Regular Insulin (insulin) (insulin)
  • Metformin (metformin) (metformin)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Arteriosclerosis, Overdose, Insomnia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benicar Anlo treatment in female patients, resulting in Arteriosclerosis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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What are common Benicar Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Diarrhoea 81
Hypotension 77
Blood Pressure Increased 71
Nausea 69
Dizziness 62
Headache 55
Asthenia 49
Vomiting 48
Fatigue 45
Dehydration 43

What are common Benicar Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Dizziness 60
Hypotension 46
Weight Decreased 43
Diarrhoea 42
Blood Pressure Increased 39
Dehydration 34
Nausea 29
Asthenia 22
Vomiting 22
Syncope 21

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    Benicar Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC35356-216
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameBenicar
    Nameolmesartan medoxomil
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since20120222
    LabelerLake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply DBA Quality Care Products LLC
    Active Ingredient(s)OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL
    Strength(s)40
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAngiotensin 2 Receptor Antagonists [MoA],Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker [EPC]

    Benicar Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1395

    Benicar safety alerts: 2010

    Reported deaths: 35

    Reported hospitalizations: 435

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