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Fatigue, Joint Swelling (8306247-6)
on Apr 17, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
  • pollakiuria
and was treated with Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: fatigue, joint swelling. Benicar dosage: 20 Mg,daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Toviaz
  • Valsartan (160 Mg,daily)
  • Toviaz (4 Mg,daily)
  • Asacol (800 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Asacol


Oedema Peripheral, Swelling Face, Joint Swelling, Respiratory Disorder (8305350-4)
Patient was taking Benicar. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: oedema peripheral, swelling face, joint swelling, respiratory disorder on Apr 17, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 51 years of age, weighting 250.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
  • headache
  • hypersensitivity
  • asthma
and. Benicar dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ibuprofen (advil)
  • Mucinex
  • Combivent
  • Aspirin
  • Perforomist
  • Tylenol (caplet)
  • Androgel (3 Pumps Daily, 1 In 1 Day)
  • Nasonex


Fall, Lower Limb Fracture, Contusion, Laceration (8302614-5)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 11, 2012 by a Female taking Benicar (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, weighting 300.0 lb, After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: fall, lower limb fracture, contusion, laceration.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Fluoxetine
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
  • Lyrica
  • Benlysta (Intravenous Drip)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pulmonary Embolism, Glossodynia, Decubitus Ulcer, Joint Stiffness, Rash, Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, Vomiting, Motor Dysfunction (8301870-7)
on Apr 13, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, was treated with Benicar Hct. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: pulmonary embolism, glossodynia, decubitus ulcer, joint stiffness, rash, respiratory failure, pneumonia, vomiting, motor dysfunction. Benicar Hct dosage: 40 Mg/12.5 Mg (1 Tablet Daily).
Associated medications used:
  • Flonase (2 Sprays To Each Nostril Daily)
  • Neurontin (1 Df, Tid)
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Zocor (1 Df, Every Evening)
  • Folic Acid (1 Df, Bid)
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Synthroid (1 Df, Daily)
  • Vitamin D (2 Df, Daily)
Patient was hospitalized.


Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dyspnoea, Speech Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Palatal Oedema (8288924-9)
on Mar 30, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 42 years of age, weighting 212.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
and was treated with Benicar Hct. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: rheumatoid arthritis, dyspnoea, speech disorder, fibromyalgia, palatal oedema. Benicar Hct dosage: Per Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Clostridium Difficile Colitis (8286523-6)
Patient was taking Benicar. After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: clostridium difficile colitis on Apr 06, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 152.1 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
and. Benicar dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proair Hfa (1 Puff, Bid, Prn)
Patient was hospitalized.

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Fluid Overload (8282309-7)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 13, 2012 by a Male taking Benicar (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 220.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, fluid overload.
Associated medications used:
  • Aldactone
  • Metoprolol Succinate
  • Lasix
  • Pradaxa (150 Mg)


Spinal Operation, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms (8281722-1)
on Mar 28, 2012 Female from BRAZIL , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
and was treated with Benicar. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: spinal operation, insomnia, muscle spasms. Benicar dosage: See Image. Patient was hospitalized.

Swelling Face (8281434-4)
on Aug 02, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was treated with Benicar (olmesartan Mdoxomil). After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: swelling face. Benicar (olmesartan Mdoxomil) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Tekturna (150 Mg Daily, Oral)


Blood Pressure Abnormal, Hypertension (8279308-8)
Patient was taking Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: blood pressure abnormal, hypertension on Nov 18, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 86 years of age, . Benicar dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Nexium
  • Prevacid
Patient was hospitalized.

Cerebrovascular Accident, Swelling Face, Speech Disorder (8277831-3)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 03, 2012 by a Female taking Benicar (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 84 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: cerebrovascular accident, swelling face, speech disorder.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Norvasc
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A (200 Units, Single)
  • Calcium Plus
  • Pravastatin
  • M.v.i.
  • Aspirin
  • Vitamin D
  • Sanctura Xr
Patient was hospitalized.

Oral Pain, Hypersensitivity, Dehydration, Aphasia, Vision Blurred, Dysuria, Bowel Movement Irregularity, Inflammation, Feeling Abnormal (8277180-3)
on Jun 10, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 40 years of age, was treated with Benicar. After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: oral pain, hypersensitivity, dehydration, aphasia, vision blurred, dysuria, bowel movement irregularity, inflammation, feeling abnormal. Benicar dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Advil (mefenamic Acid)
  • Monopril
  • Tekturna Hct (1 Df, Qd)
  • Lisinopril


Hypersensitivity, Chest Discomfort, Dysphonia (8269741-2)
on Mar 27, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 73 years of age, was treated with Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: hypersensitivity, chest discomfort, dysphonia. Benicar dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg,qd),per Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Monoplegia, Intervertebral Disc Operation, Neck Pain, Headache (8267636-1)
Patient was taking Benicar Hct. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: monoplegia, intervertebral disc operation, neck pain, headache on Mar 27, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 75 years of age, . Benicar Hct dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Toprol-xl
  • Aspirin /usa/
  • Prilosec
  • Cymbalta (60 Mg, Each Evening)
  • Cymbalta (60 Mg, Qd)
  • Etodolac
  • Cymbalta (30 Mg, Qd)
  • Norvasc
Patient was hospitalized.

Urticaria, Anxiety, Laryngeal Inflammation, Immune Reconstitution Syndrome, Depression, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (8263939-5)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 29, 2012 by a Female taking Benicar (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
  • multiple sclerosis
  • hyperlipidaemia
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 45 years of age, After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: urticaria, anxiety, laryngeal inflammation, immune reconstitution syndrome, depression, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Tysabri
  • Simvastatin
Patient was hospitalized.

Hyperhidrosis, Reflux Laryngitis, Pain (8262627-9)
on Mar 26, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 225.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood pressure
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • pain
  • diabetes mellitus
and was treated with Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: hyperhidrosis, reflux laryngitis, pain. Benicar dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Remicade
  • Fentanyl
  • Actoplus Met


Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Vomiting, Haemolysis, Renal Failure Acute, Hypotension, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Nausea, Hyperkalaemia (8261307-3)
on Mar 20, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , child 11 years of age, weighting 95.00 lb, was diagnosed with
  • autoimmune disorder
and was treated with Benicar. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: alanine aminotransferase increased, vomiting, haemolysis, renal failure acute, hypotension, aspartate aminotransferase increased, nausea, hyperkalaemia. Benicar dosage: 240 Mg (40 Mg,q4 Hours),per Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Multiple Fractures, Headache, Increased Tendency To Bruise, Abnormal Sensation In Eye, Bone Pain, Dyspnoea, Burning Sensation, Amnesia, Pruritus (8256963-X)
Patient was taking Benicar. After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: multiple fractures, headache, increased tendency to bruise, abnormal sensation in eye, bone pain, dyspnoea, burning sensation, amnesia, pruritus on Mar 30, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 60 years of age, weighting 190.5 lb, . Benicar dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Aspirin
  • Aciphex
  • Avandia (4mg Per Day)
  • Zetia
Patient was hospitalized.

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism (8255550-7)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 23, 2012 by a Male taking Benicar (Dosage: 40 Mg (40 Mg,qd),per Oral) . Location: UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism. Patient was hospitalized.

Ejaculation Failure, Blood Pressure Increased (8251602-6)
on Feb 23, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 230.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
  • hypersensitivity
  • blood testosterone decreased
and was treated with Benicar Hct. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: ejaculation failure, blood pressure increased. Benicar Hct dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Claritin
  • Androgel
  • Androgel
  • Prilosec
  • Vesicare
  • Crestor
  • Coreg
  • Zyrtec


Infarction, Haematoma (8250867-4)
on Mar 15, 2012 Male from BRAZIL , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
and was treated with Benicar Hct. After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: infarction, haematoma. Benicar Hct dosage: 20/12/5 Mg (1 In 1 D), Per Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Tcagrelor
  • Anticoagulant Medicine (Per Oral)
  • Aspirin
Patient was hospitalized.

Dysphagia, Dyspnoea, Angioedema, Bronchospasm (8250031-9)
Patient was taking Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: dysphagia, dyspnoea, angioedema, bronchospasm on Nov 29, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 72 years of age, weighting 423.3 lb, . Benicar dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Tekturna
  • Lisinopril
Patient was hospitalized.

(8245897-2)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 19, 2012 by a Female taking Benicar (Dosage: 40 Mg, Per Oral) . Location: UNITED STATES , 83 years of age, .

Hypertension, Blood Potassium Decreased (8244485-1)
on Mar 23, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hypertension
  • growth hormone deficiency
and was treated with Benicar. After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: hypertension, blood potassium decreased. Benicar dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Genotropin (0.2 Mg, 1x/day)


Cerebrovascular Accident (8243691-X)
on Jan 18, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 59 years of age, was treated with Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: cerebrovascular accident. Benicar dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Calcipotriene And Betamethasone Dipropionate (1 In 1 D, Topical)
  • Levothroxine (levothyroxine)
  • Jantoven
  • Calcipotriene And Betamethasone Dipropionate (1 In 1 D, Topical)
  • Aggrenox
  • Pravastatin
  • Cyanocobalam (cyanocobalamin)
  • Lyrica
Patient was hospitalized.

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Alternative BENICAR Names:OLMESARTA

Active Ingredient: HYDROCHLO OLMESARTA

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 1182. View Benicar Adverse Reports

Benicar safety alerts: 2010

Reported deaths: 27

Reported hospitalizations: 323

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