Review: could Benicar cause Uti (Urinary tract infection)?
Summary: Uti is found among people who take Benicar, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Norvasc, and have High blood pressure. We study 12,908 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 285 have Uti. Find out below who they are, when they have Uti and more.
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Benicar has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 13,761 Benicar users)
Uti (urinary tract infection) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 66,240 Uti patients)
On May, 22, 2015: 12,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar. Among them, 285 people (2.21%) have Uti.
Time on Benicar when people have Uti * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Uti when taking Benicar * :
Age of people who have Uti when taking Benicar * :
Severity of Uti when taking Benicar ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Uti ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (112 people, 39.30%)
- Convulsion (37 people, 12.98%)
- Osteoporosis (32 people, 11.23%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (28 people, 9.82%)
- Depression (24 people, 8.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Norvasc (81 people, 28.42%)
- Furosemide (77 people, 27.02%)
- Aspirin (67 people, 23.51%)
- Lisinopril (63 people, 22.11%)
- Xanax (61 people, 21.40%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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