For people struggling with high blood pressure (hypertension) and other issues, the possibility of treating the condition with medication can be reassuring. But there is a risk to using prescription medications, such as Benicar, which you should be aware of before starting treatment. The list of potential side effects from using Benicar ranges from mild to severe.
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What Does Benicar Do?
Benicar acts to maximize the flow of blood through your body by preventing your blood vessels from constricting. This can help keep blood pressure down. In addition, Benicar also can be used to treat conditions other than high blood pressure.
What are the Side Effects of Benicar?
Like many medications, the side effects of Benicar can range form mild to severe. It also isn’t known whether you will experience one, several or any side effects while taking Benicar. Minor side effects generally involve discomfort or inconvenience. Severe side effects are major changes to your health and wellbeing—they could require immediate medical attention. For a longer list of side effects, see this website.
Some of the minor side effects of Benicar include:
- Excessive hunger or thirst
- Frequent urination
- Weight gain or loss
- Facial pain or tenderness
- Swelling in glands of the neck
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Difficulty swallowing
- Dry mouth
- Acid indigestion
- Unexplained sweating
Major side effects of Benicar include:
- Pain, aching and soreness in the muscles or the body
- Funny nose
- Difficulty breathing
- Blood in urine
When You Shouldn’t Take Benicar
As with many drugs, there are some conditions that may preclude you from being able to take Benicar. This is called a contraindication. If you have any of these conditions, talk to your doctor immediately. Likewise, tell your doctor if you’re currently taking any medications or supplements so he or she can check for potential interactions.
Some contraindications for Benicar include:
- Diabetes or kidney disease
- Liver disease or damage
- Dehydration, congestive heart failure or other cardiac conditions
- Pregnancy (or the possibility of pregnancy)
In addition, mothers who are breastfeeding should not take Benicar.
Call If You’d Like to Speak to a Benicar Attorney
If you have taken Benicar and suffered an injury as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Depending on your case, you might also be able to recover for lost wages. In some situations, you may even be able to recover for your pain and suffering.
If you are looking to speak with a Benicar lawyer, call us. The Lamber Goodnow team is here to help people just like you. Call us today at 800-283-2652 for a free initial consultation. We don’t collect a fee until you get paid, so call us, and let’s talk to see if we can help!