BENICAR – olmesartan medoxomil
Blood Pressure drug linked to serious and potentially dangerous injury to the digestive system
What are the side effects that indicate a serious injury may be occuring?
Sheller, P.C. is investigating the serious digestive side effects and injuries linked to the blood pressure drug BENICAR including:
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Weight Loss
- Villous Atrophy (Erosion of the intestinal structure preventing the absorption of nutrients)
Other side effects may include:
- Lung Cancer
- Misdiagnosis of Celiac Disease
Has there been a warning about BENICAR risks, particulary the 11-25% greater risk of developing 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.
FDA Adds GI Warning to Benicar Label, MedPage Today, July 3, 2013
Dispute Flares Inside FDA Over Safety of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs, The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2013