Benicar and Uti - from FDA reports


Summary

Uti 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 Norvasc, and have High blood pressure . We study 18,291 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA. Among them, 403 have Uti. Find out below who they are, when they have Uti 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 19,783 users)

Uti

Uti (urinary tract infection) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 111,296 Uti patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

18,291 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 403 people (2.2%) have Uti


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benicar cause Uti?

Time on Benicar when people have Uti *:

  • < 1 month: 30.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.0 %
  • 10+ years: 3.33 %

Gender of people who have Uti when taking Benicar *:

  • female: 87.57 %
  • male: 12.43 %

Age of people who have Uti when taking Benicar *:

  • 0-1: 0.32 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.32 %
  • 30-39: 1.28 %
  • 40-49: 5.13 %
  • 50-59: 24.36 %
  • 60+: 68.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (169 people, 41.94%)
  • Osteoporosis (44 people, 10.92%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (41 people, 10.17%)
  • Convulsion (39 people, 9.68%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (32 people, 7.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Norvasc (92 people, 22.83%)
  • Furosemide (82 people, 20.35%)
  • Xanax (69 people, 17.12%)
  • Lisinopril (65 people, 16.13%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (62 people, 15.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (123 people, 30.52%)
  • Dizziness (104 people, 25.81%)
  • Headache (90 people, 22.33%)
  • Nausea (86 people, 21.34%)
  • Weight Decreased (81 people, 20.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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