Review: could Benicar cause Urinary Tract Infection?


Summary

Urinary tract infection 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 Furosemide, and have Hypertension . We study 12,896 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 302 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection 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 13,763 users)

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 79,898 Urinary tract infection patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

12,896 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 302 people (2.34%) have Urinary Tract Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benicar cause Urinary tract infection?

Time on Benicar when people have Urinary Tract Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 30.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.46 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Urinary Tract Infection when taking Benicar *:

  • female: 89.97 %
  • male: 10.03 %

Age of people who have Urinary Tract Infection when taking Benicar *:

  • 0-1: 0.4 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.4 %
  • 30-39: 1.61 %
  • 40-49: 4.02 %
  • 50-59: 24.9 %
  • 60+: 68.67 %

Severity if Urinary Tract Infection when taking Benicar **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Urinary Tract Infection **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (118 people)
  • Convulsion (39 people)
  • Osteoporosis (37 people)
  • Depression (26 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (25 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (82 people)
  • Norvasc (79 people)
  • Lisinopril (64 people)
  • Xanax (62 people)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (62 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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