Review: could Benicar cause Renal failure?
We study 12,878 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 330 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.
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Benicar (latest outcomes from 13,728 users) has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure.
Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 432,664 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol.
On Jul, 15, 2014: 12,875 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar. Among them, 332 people (2.58%) have Renal Failure. They amount to 0.08% of all the 428,246 people who have Renal Failure on eHealthMe.
Time on Benicar when people have Renal failure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Renal failure||21.21%||18.18%||3.03%||15.15%||12.12%||27.27%||3.03% |
Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Benicar * :
|Renal failure||61.49%||38.51% |
Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Benicar * :
|Renal failure||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.35%||3.37%||9.09%||26.60%||59.60% |
Severity of Renal failure when taking Benicar ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Renal failure||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Renal failure ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (98 people, 29.52%)
- Multiple myeloma (49 people, 14.76%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (35 people, 10.54%)
- Fatigue (31 people, 9.34%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (20 people, 6.02%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (89 people, 26.81%)
- Aspirin (84 people, 25.30%)
- Toprol-xl (71 people, 21.39%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (69 people, 20.78%)
- Zoloft (63 people, 18.98%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I was working out at gym for last 5 months and started to get muscle cramps in the last 3 weeks that were pretty severe. Stopped working out but I am still getting cramps and feeling sore and aches. Afraid of having heart attack since I have history of such. Have 2 stents but never had heart attack yet. Worried cramps will cause it.
Francesca on May, 19, 2014:
You should have your labs checked to determine if you are having any abnormalities in electrolytes. Are you taking medications since some could cause cramping. More information is needed because the cause could be determined and readily corrected
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