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olmesartan oral

Does olmesartan oral have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with olmesartan oral:

Common side effects of olmesartan oral:

DizzyLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of olmesartan oral:

Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
Bloody UrineSevere
Throat IrritationLess Severe
Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe
Sinus Irritation and CongestionLess Severe
BronchitisLess Severe
BackacheLess Severe
Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
Head PainLess Severe
DiarrheaLess Severe
High Blood SugarLess Severe
High Amount of Triglyceride in the BloodLess Severe

Rare side effects of olmesartan oral:

Diarrhea Due to Intestinal MalabsorptionSevere
Acute Kidney DiseaseSevere
Serious Muscle Damage that may Lead to Kidney FailureSevere
Fast HeartbeatSevere
High Amount of Uric Acid in the BloodSevere
Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
Giant HivesSevere
High Amount of Fats in the BloodSevere
IndigestionLess Severe
Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and IntestinesLess Severe
ItchingLess Severe
Hair LossLess Severe
HivesLess Severe
ArthritisLess Severe
Joint PainLess Severe
Muscle PainLess Severe
Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingLess Severe
RashLess Severe
Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsLess Severe
Puffy Face from Water RetentionLess Severe
CoughLess Severe
Chest PainLess Severe
Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
Throwing UpLess Severe
Stomach CrampsLess Severe
Feeling WeakLess Severe
High CholesterolLess Severe
High Amount of Potassium in the BloodLess Severe

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