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Review: could Benicar cause Coughing?

We study 12,878 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 396 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Benicar

Benicar (latest outcomes from 13,728 users) has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Coughing

Coughing (latest reports from 487,724 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 12,875 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar. Among them, 396 people (3.08%) have Coughing. They amount to 0.08% of all the 487,463 people who have Coughing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Coughing in Benicar reports

Time on Benicar when people have Coughing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coughing18.87%16.98%7.55%16.98%15.09%24.53%0.00%

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Benicar * :

FemaleMale
Coughing74.58%25.42%

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Benicar * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coughing0.00%0.27%0.00%0.27%1.09%9.02%29.78%59.56%

Severity of Coughing when taking Benicar ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coughing0.00%77.78%22.22%0.00%

How people recovered from Coughing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Coughing0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (158 people, 39.90%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (44 people, 11.11%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (43 people, 10.86%)
  4. Osteoporosis (40 people, 10.10%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (38 people, 9.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (96 people, 24.24%)
  2. Benicar hct (90 people, 22.73%)
  3. Lipitor (80 people, 20.20%)
  4. Coreg (68 people, 17.17%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (65 people, 16.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • taking olmesartan 20 + amlodipine 5mg
    cough reated with steroids , no relief

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I have a cough and I believe it is from taking Benicar 20 mg. It started last Spring and thought it was caused by allergies. The coughing continued all Summer and has gotten somewhat better but still have a cough.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I was told to use pepcid ac for acid reflux to relieve the chronic cough I have. The cough is not stemming from the benicar as this is the best ARB for me.

    Reply

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