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BenicarBenicar (Olmesartan) as well as Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenzor are prescription blood pressure medications used to lower high blood pressure. Recently, they have also been linked to serious side effects, especially severe gastrointestinal problems.

Have you, or a loved one been hospitalized suffering from serious side effects related to the use of the blood pressure medication Benicar? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.

Benicar side effects include:

  • Sprue-like Enteropathy or Colitis
  • Chronic Diarrhea Resulting in Hospitalization
  • Celiac Disease
  • Malnutrition, Malabsorption, Weight Loss
  • Nausea, Vomiting, Dehydration

Sprue-like enteropathy is a condition similar to Celiac disease and includes symptoms such as Severe Diarrhea, Chronic Diarrhea, and Weight Loss. The FDA has released safety warnings to alert patients that Benicar can cause these intestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy.

FDA: Sprue-like Enteropathy Warning. FDA approves label changes to include intestinal problems (sprue-like enteropathy) linked to blood pressure medicine olmesartan medoxomil.

Cellino & Barnes is evaluating claims for a Benicar Injury Lawsuit. The Mayo Clinic between 2008 and 2011 recorded patients prescribed Benicar have been hospitalized and suffered symptoms similar to enteropathy-like conditions. These symptoms include chronic diarrhea, vomiting, intestinal inflammation and weight loss. The doctors prescribed standard treatment of placing the patients on gluten free diets.

The symptoms furthered continued from this misdiagnosis and ended once the patients discontinued use of Benicar. The Food and Drug Administration recently issued warnings regarding the use of Benicar in which the drug has caused an increase in death from heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues.

If you or a loved one has been hospitalized from these enteropathy like conditions after taking Benicar or a loved one suffered with these conditions and died, you may be entitled to financial compensation and should contact Cellino & Barnes. Call us now at 1-(800) 888-8888 or contact us.

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