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BENICAR® (olmesartan medoxomil) is a prescription medication used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension). On July 3, 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement warning that BENICAR can cause intestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy, which causes severe, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss.

Sprue-like enteropathy can develop months, or even years after starting BENICAR, and its symptoms can affect one’s quality of life and require hospitalization. BENICAR is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) approved for the treatment of high blood pressure and is one of the eight marketed ARB drugs. To date, BENICAR is the only ARB that has been linked to sprue-like enteropathy.

If you have experienced serious side effects such as chronic diarrhea with considerable weight loss, months or even years after taking BENICAR, a popular blood pressure medication, we urge you to contact a Raleigh Benicar lawyer to determine if you have grounds to file a claim for compensation. Dangerous drug attorneys have experience taking drug manufacturers to task for releasing products that harm others.

Other Side Effects Associated with BENICAR:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Injury or death to an unborn baby
  • Low blood pressure
  • Kidney problems
  • Changes in body salts such as sodium and potassium
  • Seizures
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Eye problems which can lead to vision loss

Please note that some of your other medications and BENICAR can cause serious side effects. Such medications may include prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Do not take BENICAR if you are pregnant since BENICAR can cause death to an unborn baby.

Can You File a Benicar Lawsuit?

If you have experienced chronic diarrhea with excessive weight loss, nausea, vomiting, or other gastrointestinal effects similar to celiac disease after taking BENICAR, we would like to hear from you. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and other losses.

By filing a lawsuit against the BENICAR’s manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., we are not only holding the manufacturer responsible for releasing a dangerous drug on the market, but we are discouraging other drug companies from engaging in similar conduct.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a safety announcement detailing steps it will be taking to further evaluate the drug. The severe medical side effects have already been documented. Don’t wait for the FDA, act now on your personal injury claim.

With offices conveniently located in Charlotte, Raleigh, Kinston, New Bern, Jacksonville, Greenville, and Winston-Salem, we represent individuals throughout North Carolina, and welcome the opportunity to assist you.

Contact our Raleigh personal injury firm today to discuss your claim in a free case evaluation!