Could Benicar cause Sinusitis - from FDA reports
Sinusitis 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 Nexium, and have High blood pressure . We study 18,291 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA. Among them, 225 have Sinusitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinusitis 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)
Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy (latest reports from 63,746 Sinusitis patients).
On Dec, 30, 2016
18,291 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 225 people (1.23%) have Sinusitis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Benicar when people have Sinusitis *:
- < 1 month: 10 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 10 %
- 1 - 2 years: 30 %
- 2 - 5 years: 40 %
- 5 - 10 years: 10 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Sinusitis when taking Benicar *:
- female: 73.85 %
- male: 26.15 %
Age of people who have Sinusitis when taking Benicar *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.56 %
- 30-39: 1.12 %
- 40-49: 9.55 %
- 50-59: 31.46 %
- 60+: 57.3 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (55 people, 24.44%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (26 people, 11.56%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (22 people, 9.78%)
- Osteoporosis (14 people, 6.22%)
- Neoplasm Malignant (13 people, 5.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Nexium (49 people, 21.78%)
- Synthroid (45 people, 20.00%)
- Norvasc (34 people, 15.11%)
- Aspirin (33 people, 14.67%)
- Zometa (32 people, 14.22%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Headache (71 people, 31.56%)
- Fatigue (63 people, 28.00%)
- Pain (59 people, 26.22%)
- Nausea (54 people, 24.00%)
- Breathing Difficulty (54 people, 24.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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