Review: could Benicar cause Sinusitis?


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 Synthroid, and have Hypertension . We study 12,896 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 171 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 13,270 users)


Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, weakness, tendonitis, fatigue (latest reports from 41,821 Sinusitis patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

12,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 171 people (1.33%) have Sinusitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benicar cause Sinusitis?

Time on Benicar when people have Sinusitis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sinusitis when taking Benicar *:

  • female: 72.73 %
  • male: 27.27 %

Age of people who have Sinusitis when taking Benicar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.72 %
  • 30-39: 1.44 %
  • 40-49: 10.79 %
  • 50-59: 30.94 %
  • 60+: 56.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (33 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (14 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (13 people)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (13 people)
  • Osteoporosis (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (43 people)
  • Nexium (42 people)
  • Zometa (31 people)
  • Norvasc (31 people)
  • Aspirin (30 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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