Definition - What does Benicar Lawsuit mean?
Currently, Benicar is a top-selling high blood pressure medication, generating more than $3 billion in sales for the manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo, each year.
In 2014, following the FDA's warnings about Benicar, lawsuits were filed against Daiichi Sankyo. Claimants in the lawsuits alleged that the company did not adequately warn users about the risks of Benicar, specifically that “Benicar is defective and unreasonably dangerous for patients to take, resulting in serious health problems.”
Justipedia explains Benicar Lawsuit
In 2013, the FDA issued a warning for olmesartan medoxomil, which is currently marketed under the brand name Benicar.
According to the FDA, Benicar and other high blood pressure medications (e.g. Benicar HCT, Azor, Tribenzor, etc.) have been shown to produce minor to severe side effects in some users, including severe chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss. Other side effects can include:
- Kidney issues
- Swelling of the feet, hands or ankles
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Uric acid in the blood
- Chest pain
- Potential injury to the unborn children (if taken by pregnant women)