I have been on this medication almost 2 weeks and had never experienced soreness in my scalp before.
What you are experiencing is not listed as a possible side effect, however it can not be ruled out as lists of possible side effects are not always complete.-
Do contact your doctor and inform him / her what you are experiencing.-
For future reference.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
In rare cases, Benicar (olmesartan) can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, nausea or vomiting, and dark colored urine.
Call your doctor at once if you have any other serious side effect, such as:
feeling like you might pass out;
painful or difficult urination;
urinating less than usual or not at all;
chest pain, fast heart rate;
swelling in your hands or feet; or
slow heart rate, weak pulse, tingly feeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough;
stomach pain, diarrhea;
mild itching or skin rash;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
- Benicar Information for Consumers
- Benicar Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Benicar (detailed)
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