Benicar is a popular blood-pressure medication that has been linked to gastrointestinal diseases, including sprue-like enteropathy, which causes chronic diarrhea and weight-loss.
What is Benicar?
Benicar is a blood pressure medication that blocks certain receptors, known as angiotensin receptors. Angiotensin II is a hormone that causes the blood vessels to constrict. By inhibiting the action of this hormone, blood vessels become dilated.
What You Should Know
A recent Mayo clinic study, conducted by Dr. Joseph Murray, has linked the development of sprue-like enteropathy to the use of Benicar. Sprue-like enteropathy is a disease that produces severe gastrointestinal symptoms.
Injuries Resulting from Use of Benicar
- Gastrointestinal Injuries
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Significant Weight Loss
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