Having recently been in the hospital ,the doctor treating me told me to quit using benicar , He said it was hard my kidneys
27 Oct 2010
Benicar, has been known to cause a decrease in kidney function, especially in certain groups, such as those with severe congestive heart failure. Please let your doctor know if you have symptoms such as a decrease in urine output, drowsiness, headache, or back pain.
Your doc is right, or maybe seek a second opinion, take care, be well & safe.
- Benicar Information for Consumers
- Benicar Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Benicar (detailed)
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