The widely-prescribed blood pressure medication Benicar (olmesartan) has recently been linked by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to sprue-like enteropathy, which is a gastrointestinal disease similar to Celiac disease. Side effects of Benicar can be life-threatening and may include severe weight loss, chronic diarrhea, kidney disease, muscle damage, severe allergic reactions and more. Symptoms of these conditions may take months or even years to develop after the patient begins taking Benicar.
Recent studies have uncovered a link between Benicar (olmesartan) and chronic diarrhea, which often resolves when the medication is discontinued. However, a number of recent lawsuits filed by former Benicar users allege that the lack of warnings provided by the manufacturer caused these problems to go misdiagnosed, resulting in long-term gastrointestinal injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured by the drug Benicar please contact attorney Jamie Sheller at 1800 883 2299