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Review: could Benicar cause Traumatic brain injury?

Summary: Traumatic brain injury could be caused by Benicar, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Paxil cr, and have Depression.

We study 12,856 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.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 12,842 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar. Among them, 7 people (0.05%) have Traumatic Brain Injury. They amount to 0.16% of all the 4,472 people who have Traumatic Brain Injury on eHealthMe.

Trend of Traumatic brain injury in Benicar reports

Time on Benicar when people have Traumatic brain injury * :

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Gender of people who have Traumatic brain injury when taking Benicar * :

FemaleMale
Traumatic brain injury14.29%85.71%

Age of people who have Traumatic brain injury when taking Benicar * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Traumatic brain injury0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Traumatic brain injury when taking Benicar ** :

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How people recovered from Traumatic brain injury ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (6 people, 85.71%)
  2. Hypertension (1 people, 14.29%)
  3. Fibromyalgia (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil cr (6 people, 85.71%)
  2. Tricor (6 people, 85.71%)
  3. Ativan (6 people, 85.71%)
  4. Prilosec (6 people, 85.71%)
  5. Chloral hydrate (2 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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