Benicar and Atrial tachycardia - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Atrial tachycardia is found among people who take Benicar, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Benicar and have Atrial tachycardia. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 32,626 people who have side effects when taking Benicar from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Most recently, phase IV clinial trails for COVID 19 vaccines have been added, check here.

On Jun, 30, 2022

32,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 8 people (0.02%) have Atrial tachycardia.

What is Benicar?

Benicar has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure. eHealthMe is studying from 34,332 Benicar users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Atrial tachycardia?

Atrial tachycardia (rhythm disturbance that arises in the atria) is found to be associated with 830 drugs and 428 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Benicar and Atrial tachycardia reports submitted per year:

Could Benicar cause Atrial tachycardia?

Time on Benicar when people have Atrial tachycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial tachycardia when taking Benicar *:

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

Age of people who have Atrial tachycardia when taking Benicar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 16.67 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 83.33 %

Common drugs people take besides Benicar *:

  1. Zoloft: 5 people, 62.50%
  2. Prilosec: 4 people, 50.00%
  3. Ambien: 3 people, 37.50%
  4. Benadryl: 3 people, 37.50%
  5. Cartia Xt: 3 people, 37.50%
  6. Compazine: 3 people, 37.50%
  7. Coreg: 3 people, 37.50%
  8. Demadex: 3 people, 37.50%
  9. Kytril: 3 people, 37.50%
  10. Zofran: 3 people, 37.50%

Common side effects people have besides Atrial tachycardia *:

  1. Diarrhea: 3 people, 37.50%
  2. Dizziness: 3 people, 37.50%
  3. Dyspnea Exertional: 3 people, 37.50%
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 3 people, 37.50%
  5. Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance): 2 people, 25.00%
  6. Pyuria (condition of urine containing pus): 2 people, 25.00%
  7. Clostridium Difficile Colitis (inflammation of colon by clostridium difficile bacteria infection): 2 people, 25.00%
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 2 people, 25.00%
  9. Weakness: 2 people, 25.00%
  10. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 2 people, 25.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Depression: 4 people, 50.00%
  2. Swallowing Difficulty: 3 people, 37.50%
  3. Nausea And Vomiting: 3 people, 37.50%
  4. Gastrointestinal Pain: 3 people, 37.50%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 3 people, 37.50%
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 3 people, 37.50%
  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 2 people, 25.00%
  8. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 2 people, 25.00%
  9. Oesophagitis (inflammation of oesophagus): 1 person, 12.50%
  10. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 1 person, 12.50%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Benicar and have Atrial tachycardia?

Check whether Atrial tachycardia is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on olmesartan medoxomil (the active ingredients of Benicar) and Benicar (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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