Benicar: Drug Has Severe Side Effects

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Benicar lawsuits over serious gastrointestinal injury have been consolidated in New Jersey. Contact the attorneys at Sheller, PC at 800-883-2299, via email, or via the inquiry form on this page if you have been hospitalized for serious stomach or related digestive injuries while taking Benicar.  You may have a case against the manufacturer of the drug for a lawsuit

Sheller, P.C. is investigating the serious digestive side effects and injuries linked to the blood pressure drug Benicar, including:

  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea 
  • Weight Loss
  • Villous Atrophy (Erosion of the intestinal structure preventing the absorption of nutrients)

FDA regulator warns drug needed stronger warning, study says 11-25% greater risk of cancer

Per the WSJ, Thomas A. Marciniak, a senior regulator at the FDA, went against his supervisors to advocate stronger warnings about the drugs known as angiotensin receptor blockers, or ARBs, but those warnings went unheeded. 

In 2010, a study published in Lancet Oncology, that looked at five studies involving 68,402 patients and found that people taking ARBs had an 11% greater risk of new cancer overall and a 25% greater risk of new lung cancer, compared with patients who didn’t get the drugs.

Contact Sheller, P.C. at 800-883-2299 or fill out the inquiry form on this page for a no-cost, no obligation consultation.

Other side effects may include:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis of Celiac Disease

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