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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Benicar, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Benicar side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Benicar.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Benicar side effects are:
Muscle Pain (117 reports)
Afternoon Sleepiness (74 reports)
Tired All The Time (59 reports)
Cough (53 reports)
Hair Thinning (47 reports)
Mild Diarrhea (31 reports)
Afternoon Sleepiness, Mild Diarrhea (17 reports)
Gaing Weigh (13 reports)
Tired (12 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Benicar side effects . You can also compare Benicar side effects or view FDA reports.

Benicar Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Benicar reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Benicar on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Blood Pressure Increased, Intervertebral Disc Operation, Economic Problem, Procedural Complication, Device Dislocation, Surgical Procedure Repeated
on Nov 06, 2013 Female from BR , 62 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: blood pressure increased, intervertebral disc operation, economic problem, procedural complication, device dislocation, surgical procedure repeated. Benicar dosage: 1 In 1 D. Patient was hospitalized.

Asthenia, Tremor, Blood Pressure Systolic Decreased, Hypoglycaemia, Ear Pain, Influenza, Thrombosis, Tinnitus
Patient was taking Benicar Anlo. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: asthenia, tremor, blood pressure systolic decreased, hypoglycaemia, ear pain, influenza, thrombosis, tinnitus on Nov 20, 2013 from BR Additional patient health information: Female , 74 years of age, weighting 135.6 lb, was diagnosed with and. Benicar Anlo dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Rivaroxaban (20 Mg, Per Oral)
  • Glimepiride (4 Mg, Per Oral)
  • Atenolol (atenolol) (atenolol)
  • Phenytoin (phenytoin) (phenytoin)
  • Aripiprazole (aripiprazole) (aripiprazole)
  • Clonazepam (clonazepam) (clonazepam)
  • Chlorpromazine (chlorpromazine) (chlorpromazine)
  • Ranitidine (ranitidine) (ranitidine)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypertension, Heart Rate Increased, Hypotension, Syncope, Dizziness, Fluid Retention
Adverse event was reported on Sep 20, 2013 by a Male taking Benicar (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 80 years of age, After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: hypertension, heart rate increased, hypotension, syncope, dizziness, fluid retention.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled, Prescribed Overdose, Blood Creatinine Increased, Renal Disorder
on Sep 18, 2013 Male from US , 61 years of age, weighting 225.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: blood pressure inadequately controlled, prescribed overdose, blood creatinine increased, renal disorder. Benicar dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril
  • Nifedipine Xl
  • Aspirin (acetylsalicylic Acid) (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Allopurinol (allopurinol) (allopurinol)
  • Glyburide (blibenclamide) (blibenclamide)
  • Metformin (metformin) (metformin)
  • Naproxen (naproxen) (naproxen)
  • Omeprazole (omeprazole) (omeprazole)



Syncope, Convulsion, Hypertension, Heart Rate Increased, Hypotension, Fluid Retention, Asthenia
on Sep 20, 2013 Male from US , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: syncope, convulsion, hypertension, heart rate increased, hypotension, fluid retention, asthenia. Benicar dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Hypertension, Dizziness, Vertigo, Gait Disturbance
Patient was taking Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (20 Milligram, Tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil). After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: hypertension, dizziness, vertigo, gait disturbance on Sep 17, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 87 years of age, weighting 100.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (20 Milligram, Tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) dosage: 20 Mg (20 Mg, Qd), Per Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Diarrhoea, Weight Decreased, Blood Albumin Decreased, Shock
Adverse event was reported on Nov 05, 2013 by a Female taking Benicar Hct (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 78 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: diarrhoea, weight decreased, blood albumin decreased, shock.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Weight Decreased, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Red Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate Increased, Colitis Microscopic
on Sep 11, 2013 Female from US , 72 years of age, weighting 138.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar Hct. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, weight decreased, iron deficiency anaemia, red blood cell sedimentation rate increased, colitis microscopic. Benicar Hct dosage: 40 Mg Daily Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Weight Decreased, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Coeliac Disease
on Sep 09, 2013 Female from US , 67 years of age, weighting 138.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar. After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: weight decreased, vomiting, diarrhoea, coeliac disease. Benicar dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Headache
Patient was taking Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: headache on Sep 06, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 61 years of age, weighting 233.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Benicar dosage: 30 Minutes Between First Dose And Reac?once Per Day.

Infarction
Adverse event was reported on Sep 04, 2013 by a Female taking Benicar Anlo (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: BR , 81 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: infarction. Patient was hospitalized.

Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Weight Decreased, Diverticulum, Abdominal Pain, Cardiac Arrest, Hypokalaemia, Hypocalcaemia, Dehydration
on Sep 05, 2013 Female from US , 52 years of age, weighting 203.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar-hct. After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: diarrhoea, vomiting, weight decreased, diverticulum, abdominal pain, cardiac arrest, hypokalaemia, hypocalcaemia, dehydration. Benicar-hct dosage: 20-12.5 Mg Qd Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Weight Decreased, Diarrhoea, Coeliac Disease
on Sep 03, 2013 Female from US , 66 years of age, weighting 110.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: weight decreased, diarrhoea, coeliac disease. Benicar dosage: N/A.

Pain In Extremity, Headache, Blood Pressure Increased, Gait Disturbance, Depression, Arthritis
Patient was taking Benicar Hct(hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan Medoxomil)(tablet)(hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan Medox. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: pain in extremity, headache, blood pressure increased, gait disturbance, depression, arthritis on Aug 29, 2013 from BR Additional patient health information: Female , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benicar Hct(hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan Medoxomil)(tablet)(hydrochlorothiazide, Olmesartan Medox dosage: 40/25mg (1 In 1 D, Per Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Hypothyroidism, Pruritus, Joint Swelling, Pain, Weight Decreased, Thyroid Neoplasm
Adverse event was reported on Aug 27, 2013 by a Female taking Benicar Hct (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 70 years of age, weighting 265.0 lb, After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: hypothyroidism, pruritus, joint swelling, pain, weight decreased, thyroid neoplasm. Patient was hospitalized.

Diarrhoea, Weight Decreased, Coeliac Disease, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute
on Aug 28, 2013 Female from US , 64 years of age, weighting 142.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: diarrhoea, weight decreased, coeliac disease, dehydration, renal failure acute. Benicar dosage: 1 Pill Qd Oral.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Swelling, Palpitations
on Aug 22, 2013 Female from US , 54 years of age, weighting 231.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar Hct. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: swelling, palpitations. Benicar Hct dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Pressure Increased, Tachycardia, Cholecystectomy
Patient was taking Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil). After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: blood pressure increased, tachycardia, cholecystectomy on Aug 21, 2013 from BR Additional patient health information: Female , 49 years of age, weighting 189.6 lb, was diagnosed with and. Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) dosage: 1 In 1 D.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Headache, Pyrexia, Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Heat Stroke, Influenza, Bronchitis, Insomnia, Cough
Adverse event was reported on Oct 16, 2013 by a Female taking Benicar Hct (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: BR , 80 years of age, weighting 158.7 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: headache, pyrexia, asthenia, diarrhoea, heat stroke, influenza, bronchitis, insomnia, cough.
Associated medications used:
  • Dextran/hypromellose
  • Esomeprazole (esomeprazole)
  • Medicines For Hypercholesterolemia
  • Medicines For Bone Disorder
Patient was hospitalized.

Weight Decreased, Malabsorption, Diarrhoea
on Aug 15, 2013 Female from US , 65 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was treated with Benicar Hct. Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: weight decreased, malabsorption, diarrhoea. Benicar Hct dosage: One Once Daily Taken By Mouth.

Pneumonia, Colitis
on Aug 14, 2013 Female from US , 72 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar Hct. After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: pneumonia, colitis. Benicar Hct dosage: 1 Once A Day Mouth.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lialda
  • Amlodipine Besylate
  • Hydrochlorothiaz
  • Lumigan 0.01%
  • Alcon Azopt
  • Citracal + D


Cholecystectomy
Patient was taking Benicar Hct. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: cholecystectomy on Aug 13, 2013 from BR Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benicar Hct dosage: 40/12.5 Mg (1 In 1 D) Per Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Malignant Pleural Effusion, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Metastatic, Diabetes Mellitus, Neuropathy Peripheral, Obesity, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Column Stenosis
Adverse event was reported on Oct 16, 2013 by a Female taking Benicar (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 74 years of age, weighting 254.0 lb, Patient felt the following Benicar side effects: malignant pleural effusion, non-small cell lung cancer metastatic, diabetes mellitus, neuropathy peripheral, obesity, fibromyalgia, sleep apnoea syndrome, osteoarthritis, spinal column stenosis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Xalkori (500 Mg (250 Mg, 2 In 1 D))
  • Folvite (folic Acid)
  • Ultram (tramadol Hydrochloride)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • Amaryl (glimepiride)
  • Cholestyramine (colestyramine)
  • Synthroid (levothyroxine Sodium)
  • Lasix (furosemide)
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Breast Cancer, Pancreatitis, Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Nausea, Vomiting, Large Intestine Polyp, Abdominal Adhesions
on Aug 09, 2013 Female from US , 74 years of age, weighting 129.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (40 Milligram, Tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil). After Benicar was administered, patient encountered several Benicar side effects: breast cancer, pancreatitis, diarrhoea, dehydration, nausea, vomiting, large intestine polyp, abdominal adhesions. Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (40 Milligram, Tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) dosage: (40mg).

Road Traffic Accident, Head Injury, Laceration, Amnesia, Concussion
on Aug 02, 2013 Male from US , 64 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (40 Milligram, Tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benicar side effects: road traffic accident, head injury, laceration, amnesia, concussion. Benicar (olmesartan Medoxomil) (40 Milligram, Tablet) (olmesartan Medoxomil) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

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