Benicar and Renal failure - from FDA reports
Renal failure 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 Lasix, and have High blood pressure . We study 18,291 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA. Among them, 549 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure 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 19,783 users)
Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 82,171 Renal failure patients).
On Feb, 01, 2017
18,291 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 549 people (3.0%) have Renal Failure
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benicar when people have Renal Failure *:
- < 1 month: 5.66 %
- 1 - 6 months: 11.32 %
- 6 - 12 months: 5.66 %
- 1 - 2 years: 16.04 %
- 2 - 5 years: 19.81 %
- 5 - 10 years: 38.68 %
- 10+ years: 2.83 %
Gender of people who have Renal Failure when taking Benicar *:
- female: 61.46 %
- male: 38.54 %
Age of people who have Renal Failure when taking Benicar *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 1.31 %
- 30-39: 3.61 %
- 40-49: 9.84 %
- 50-59: 26.23 %
- 60+: 59.02 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (207 people, 37.70%)
- Multiple Myeloma (39 people, 7.10%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (35 people, 6.38%)
- Coronary Artery Bypass (28 people, 5.10%)
- Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (26 people, 4.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lasix (91 people, 16.58%)
- Benicar Hct (85 people, 15.48%)
- Aspirin (63 people, 11.48%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (56 people, 10.20%)
- Toprol-Xl (53 people, 9.65%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Malabsorption (193 people, 35.15%)
- Pain (107 people, 19.49%)
- Stress And Anxiety (106 people, 19.31%)
- Anaemia (97 people, 17.67%)
- Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (88 people, 16.03%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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