Suffering from high blood pressure is not uncommon. Similarly, those suffering from this condition are often prescribed medication to try and prevent their blood pressure from getting even higher. One commonly prescribed medication is known as Benicar. Unfortunately, studies have now shown that some patients taking Benicar have suffered severe gastrointestinal symptoms as a result. These symptoms tend to mimic those of another common condition, Celiac disease. In reality, however, many Benicar patients are suffering from a condition known as sprue-like enteropathy. Sprue-like enteropathy is a serious issue that does not respond to the typical treatments used for treating Celiac disease.
How does Benicar lead to sprue-like enteropathy? The following is an overview:
While suffering gastrointestinal symptoms is never pleasant, the good news for patients is that they may be entitled to compensation as a result of taking Benicar to treat high blood pressure. We are here to help.