Could Benicar cause Gout - from FDA reports
Gout is found among people who take Benicar, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lasix, and have High blood pressure . We study 18,291 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA. Among them, 116 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 Benicar 19,780 users)
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, gout, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 22,882 Gout patients).
On Jan, 09, 2017
18,291 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 116 people (0.63%) have Gout
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benicar when people have Gout *:
- < 1 month: 11.11 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
- 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
- 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
- 5 - 10 years: 22.22 %
- 10+ years: 11.11 %
Gender of people who have Gout when taking Benicar *:
- female: 59.8 %
- male: 40.2 %
Age of people who have Gout when taking Benicar *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 2.7 %
- 40-49: 4.05 %
- 50-59: 14.86 %
- 60+: 78.38 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (48 people, 41.38%)
- Multiple Myeloma (13 people, 11.21%)
- Paget's Disease (12 people, 10.34%)
- Fluid Retention (11 people, 9.48%)
- Diabetes (11 people, 9.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lasix (39 people, 33.62%)
- Allopurinol (30 people, 25.86%)
- Synthroid (28 people, 24.14%)
- Protonix (24 people, 20.69%)
- Aredia (22 people, 18.97%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Anaemia (32 people, 27.59%)
- Oedema Peripheral (30 people, 25.86%)
- Joint Pain (30 people, 25.86%)
- Diarrhea (30 people, 25.86%)
- Stress And Anxiety (29 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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