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Many patients who were prescribed a hypertension medication called Benicar have developed severe gastrointestinal complications as a negative side effect of the drug. Lawsuits against the drug manufacturer are being filed all over the United States as a result. The following is information about the drug Benicar and its connection to the development of severe intestinal problems in some patients.

Benicar is a drug that is marketed by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. to treat hypertension by lowering high blood pressure. Benicar is also known by the name olmesartan. The mechanism by which olmesartan operates is to prevent blood vessels from narrowing; Olmesartan lowers blood pressure and increases blood flow.

Benicar is prescribed by some physicians to treat patients who suffer from high blood pressure. It typically is not the first medication that is prescribed for people suffering from hypertension. It is generally not prescribed for individuals who are less than six years of age.

A female who is taking Benicar must discontinue its usage if she becomes pregnant, as studies have shown that this drug can cause injury or even death to the unborn child during the later months of pregnancy.

There are other prescription as well as over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and supplements that cannot be taken in conjunction with Benicar, so this drug is only to be taken when under the care of a physician who has full knowledge of the patient’s medications and health history.

One common side effect of Benicar is dizziness, so care should be taken in operating machinery or driving, especially when one first begins taking Benicar. There are other side effects that are common when taking this drug. Anytime a patient feels adverse side effects, they should contact their physician to make sure that this is the right drug for them to take.

If you or a loved one was prescribed the drug Benicar to treat hypertension or another condition and then later developed severe intestinal problems, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Our team of legal professionals is available to evaluate your case in order to help you reach an informed decision about whether or not you may have a legal cause of action. You may be entitled to the recovery of medical bills, damages for permanent injury and future medical bills, recovery of compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and more. Please call us now to arrange for your consultation.

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