Review: could Benicar cause Traumatic Brain Injury?


Summary

Traumatic brain injury is found among people who take Benicar, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Ativan, and have Depression . We study 11,001 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Traumatic brain injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Traumatic brain injury 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 Benicar 12,265 users)

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (brain injury due to trauma) has been reported by people with hypokalemia, hair loss, psychotic disorder, muscle function loss, bleeding into the skin (latest reports from 813 Traumatic brain injury patients).

On Jul, 30, 2016

11,001 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 7 people (0.06%) have Traumatic Brain Injury


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benicar cause Traumatic brain injury?

Gender of people who have Traumatic Brain Injury when taking Benicar *:

  • female: 14.29 %
  • male: 85.71 %

Age of people who have Traumatic Brain Injury when taking Benicar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (6 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (1 person)
  • Hypertension (1 person)
  • Fibromyalgia (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tricor (6 people)
  • Prilosec (6 people)
  • Paxil Cr (6 people)
  • Ativan (6 people)
  • Chloral Hydrate (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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