Review: could Benicar cause Gout?
Summary: Gout is found among people who take Benicar, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Allopurinol, and have High blood pressure.
We study 12,896 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 66 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.
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Benicar has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 13,748 Benicar users)
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, diabetes. (latest reports from 13,649 Gout patients)
On Dec, 30, 2014: 12,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar. Among them, 66 people (0.51%) have Gout.
Time on Benicar when people have Gout * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Gout when taking Benicar * :
Age of people who have Gout when taking Benicar * :
Severity of Gout when taking Benicar ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Gout ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (26 people, 39.39%)
- Osteitis deformans (11 people, 16.67%)
- Diabetes mellitus (11 people, 16.67%)
- Osteoporosis (8 people, 12.12%)
- Multiple myeloma (7 people, 10.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Allopurinol (31 people, 46.97%)
- Lasix (27 people, 40.91%)
- Synthroid (26 people, 39.39%)
- Aredia (22 people, 33.33%)
- Glucophage (19 people, 28.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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