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Review: could Benicar cause Renal failure (Acute kidney failure)?

Summary: 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 12,907 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

Benicar has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 13,758 Benicar users)

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, multiple myeloma, diabetes, pain. (latest reports from 72,154 Renal failure patients)

On Apr, 21, 2015: 12,907 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar. Among them, 332 people (2.57%) have Renal Failure.

Trend of Renal failure in Benicar reports

Time on Benicar when people have Renal failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure21.21%18.18%3.03%15.15%12.12%27.27%3.03%

Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Benicar * :

FemaleMale
Renal failure61.49%38.51%

Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Benicar * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure0.00%0.00%0.00%1.35%3.37%9.09%26.60%59.60%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Benicar ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Renal failure0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Renal failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (98 people, 29.52%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (49 people, 14.76%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (35 people, 10.54%)
  4. Fatigue (31 people, 9.34%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (20 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (89 people, 26.81%)
  2. Aspirin (84 people, 25.30%)
  3. Toprol-xl (71 people, 21.39%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (69 people, 20.78%)
  5. Zoloft (63 people, 18.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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