BENICAR Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • dizziness

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low blood pressure
    • bloody urine

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
    • throat irritation
    • a stuffy and runny nose
    • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
    • backache
    • flu-like symptoms
    • headache
    • diarrhea
    • high blood sugar

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • excessive fat in the blood
    • acute kidney failure
    • decreased kidney function
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • chest pain
    • high amount of uric acid in the blood
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • diarrhea due to intestinal malabsorption
    • fast heartbeat

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • high cholesterol
    • high levels of potassium in the blood
    • indigestion
    • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
    • itching
    • hair loss
    • hives
    • arthritis
    • joint pain
    • muscle pain
    • fainting
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • a skin rash
    • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
    • puffy face from water retention
    • cough
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • generalized weakness
    • intense abdominal pain

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