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Drugs That Should Not Be Taken with Benicar

Posted on July 22, 2016

If you’re one of the approximately 67 million Americans that suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure) you may have been prescribed Benicar for your condition. Benicar is the brand name for olmesartan medoxomil which is manufactured by Japanese pharmaceutical giant, the Daiichi Sankyo Company. Benicar was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 and has since become the subject of many lawsuits due to side effects associated with it. In addition to side effects like kidney failure and severe diarrhea, serious drug interactions have caused many people prescribed the medication to become ill. If you are taking Benicar it is strongly advised that you do not take any of the following medications or supplements:

  • aspirin
  • atorvastatin
  • Bystolic (nebivolol) amlodipine
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin)
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine)
  • Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)
  • gabapentin
  • levithyroxine
  • Lipitor (atorvastatin)
  • Lyrica (pregabalin)
  • Metformin
  • Metoprolol
  • Nexium (esomeprazole)
  • Prilosec, Losec, (omeprazole)
  • Zocor (simvastatin)
  • Synthroid (levothyroxine)
  • Ultram, ConZip, Ryzolt (tramadol)
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

If your doctor prescribes Benicar for you, it is important to tell them about any other medications or supplements you are taking. If you have been treated with Benicar and have experienced any side effects or drug or supplement adverse interactions, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. However, getting a fair settlement from a huge corporation like the Daiichi Sankyo Company is no slam dunk. Pharmaceutical corporations employ armies of lawyers to minimize the payouts they are forced to make. To get a settlement worthy of your injuries, it is vital that you have a seasoned legal team to represent you. The Benicar attorneys at the law offices of Farah & Farah have been defending the rights of injury victims since 1979 and will put their litigating skill behind your claim. Call 1(800) 533-3555 for a free consultation.