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Olmesartan Medoxomil

Popular Brands: : Benicar, Olmetec, Votum, Azor 5/40, Olmesartan Medoxomil
Official FDA Reports84,674
Social Media Events3,567
Total Posts1,910
Avg. Review Score3.37/ 5

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Olmesartan Medoxomil Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Olmesartan Medoxomil

Sleep Disorder

Side Effects: none -- i was warned that many blood pressure medications have bothersome side-effects including lowered libido, sleep disturbances etc. i suffered no change in any physiological sympt...


Source: Benicar HCT (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorot...

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Burning Sensation

Side Effects: Severe rectal pain, beginning around 4 weeks into the treatment. At first there was burning , after bowel movements, then increased to severe burning all the time, then to pain, and fina...


Source: Benicar HCT (Olmesartan / Hydrochlorot...

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Pain

... beginning around 4 weeks into the treatment. At first there was burning, after bowel movements, then increased to severe burning all the time, then to pain , and finally severe pain (could not sit or l...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Diabetes, Memory impairment, Frustration, Amnesia, Dementia alzheimer's type

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I am diabetic and my physician prescribed it as a preventative for high blood pressure, although it has never been high. Almost immediately after starting it my family started getting very frustrated ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sinusitis, Gout, Cough, Gastrooesophageal reflux disease, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Ringing in my right ear. Sinus congestion and a really bad cough. Could not keep an erection. Gout from high uric acid. Gerd. So tired all the time that I have to take a nap every after...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dizziness, drowsy and very sleepy

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Fatigue, Feeling jittery, Vomiting, Dyspepsia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Feeling jittery, upset stomach with vomiting. Headache, tired, absolutely no energy. Visiting my family dr later this week to confirm if I should continue.Blood pressure down...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight increased, Tinnitus, Alopecia, Discomfort, Muscular weakness, Paraesthesia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Ringing in the ears, gastric discomfort, tingling in hands, muscle weakness, weight gain, generally not feeling good. Plus I have now started to experience hair loss. Yes my BP is well...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation, Hypoaesthesia, Diarrhoea, Muscle spasms, Paraesthesia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... like leg cramps, diarrhea, etc. since the medicine was started but, at that time, could not relate it to Benicar. About four months before, sensation of numbness, tingling, burning on the scalp, face,...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Fatigue, Mood altered

Posted By Dizzylr in fdb.rxlist.com on July 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... this medication. Yes, it did control my BP. I have a long list of side effects that are to may to list here. Extreme fatigue and breathing issues are my latest problem. My joints ache and I feel l...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Malaise, Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal distension, Gastrooesophageal reflux disease, Muscle atrophy

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... (from BPs as high as 210/120 reducing them to normotensive readings averaging 120/65) unfortunately I experienced side effects such as GERD, abdominal discomfort/bloating and malaise. Since the ARB cl...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Pruritus, Muscular weakness, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Weakness, fatigue, dizziness, itching

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None Only hbp med that didn't cause swelling


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.