Could Benicar cause Coughing - from FDA reports


Summary

Coughing is found among people who take Benicar, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure . We study 18,832 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA. Among them, 508 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Benicar

Benicar has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Benicar 19,778 users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,568 Coughing patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

18,832 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 508 people (2.7%) have Coughing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benicar cause Coughing?

Time on Benicar when people have Coughing *:

  • < 1 month: 19.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.62 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Benicar *:

  • female: 73.44 %
  • male: 26.56 %

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Benicar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.25 %
  • 30-39: 1.25 %
  • 40-49: 7.73 %
  • 50-59: 25.19 %
  • 60+: 65.34 %

Severity of Coughing **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 77.78 %
  • severe: 22.22 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (76 people, 14.96%)
  • Lipitor (63 people, 12.40%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (57 people, 11.22%)
  • Norvasc (55 people, 10.83%)
  • Coreg (50 people, 9.84%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (46 people, 9.06%)
  • Asthma (40 people, 7.87%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (36 people, 7.09%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (32 people, 6.30%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (32 people, 6.30%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (112 people, 22.05%)
  • Fatigue (85 people, 16.73%)
  • Pain (82 people, 16.14%)
  • Weakness (76 people, 14.96%)
  • Dizziness (73 people, 14.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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