Benicar is prescribed to treat high blood pressure. Manufactured by a Japanese company, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., it has been touted as a more effective way to control the symptoms of high blood pressure. However, recent reports have showed that over time, taking Benicar can lead to a medical condition called “sprue-like enteropathy.”
The symptoms of this illness include:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Severe weight loss
- Intestinal damage
Some individuals also developed Celiac Disease, a form of gluten intolerance. In some cases, other. After a long period of taking Benicar, the symptoms worsen and suffer from long-lasting and even permanent damage.
Have you or a loved one taken Benicar and are now suffering from complications? Our personal injury lawyers at McGartland Law Firm, PLLC are ready to assist you.
FDA Warnings Issued
In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning in 2013 about the risk of developing intestinal issues from long-term use of Benicar. A study conducted found that patients’ symptoms improved significantly once they stopped taking the drug. The study further found that as the symptoms take time to manifest and often are not immediately apparent, they act in a similar way to other types of autoimmune conditions, suggesting a link between sprue-link enteropathy and autoimmune disorders.
Benicar has also been linked to acute kidney failure as well as a host of other kidney problems. The risk increases for the elderly, diabetics, those with heart conditions, and others who are currently taking NSAID’s.
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