Review: could Benicar cause Celiac Disease - Sprue?


Celiac disease - sprue is found among people who take Benicar, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Norvasc, and have Hypertension . We study 12,896 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 59 have Celiac disease - sprue. Find out below who they are, when they have Celiac disease - sprue and more.

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Benicar has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Benicar 13,270 users)

Celiac Disease - Sprue

Celiac disease - sprue (a disease of the small intestine) has been reported by people with death, drug ineffective, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, fatigue (latest reports from 2,912 Celiac disease - sprue patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

12,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 59 people (0.46%) have Celiac Disease - Sprue

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benicar cause Celiac disease - sprue?

Time on Benicar when people have Celiac Disease - Sprue *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 4.17 %

Gender of people who have Celiac Disease - Sprue when taking Benicar *:

  • female: 66.1 %
  • male: 33.9 %

Age of people who have Celiac Disease - Sprue when taking Benicar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 6 %
  • 50-59: 4 %
  • 60+: 90 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (48 people)
  • Macular Degeneration (2 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (2 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (2 people)
  • Depression (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Norvasc (6 people)
  • Xanax (4 people)
  • Synthroid (4 people)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (4 people)
  • Amlodipine (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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