Daniel Nigh, a Benicar lawyer with the Levin, Papantonio law firm is currently investigating the link between the use of the popular blood pressure medication Benicar (Olmesartan medoxomil) and the development of a rare gastrointestinal disease known as sprue-like enteropathy.
A recent Mayo Clinic study has linked the development of sprue-like enteropathy to the use of the popular blood pressure medication Benicar . Several patients who have been prescribed Benicar have considered filing a Benicar lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer, Daiichi Sankyo, after experiencing sprue-like enteropathy, which includes chronic diarrhea and rapid weight loss that is often misdiagnosed as symptoms of Celiac disease.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph Murray of the Mayo Clinic conducted a study on 22 patients who were using Benicar and experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms initially diagnosd to as Celiac disease. However, all 22 patients in the study were not responding to a gluten-free diet, a common form of treatment for Celiac disease, and did not have detectable tissue transglutaminase in their blood.
Upon discontinuation of Benicar, all 22 patients experienced relief from the gastrointestinal symptoms as well as weight gain. Dr. Murray concluded that the Benicar being taken by the patients was directly linked to the gastrointestinal symptoms the patients were experiencing.
Dr. Murray’s study and findings on the link between Benicar use and sprue-like enteropathy was recently published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Mr. Nigh is an experienced Benicar lawyer and is currently evaluating situations involving Benicar and gastrointestinal symptoms. If you (or a loved one) have experienced symptoms of sprue-like enteropathy (chronic diarrhea and weight loss) while taking Benicar, please do not hesitate to contact us for a FREE case evaluation. A Benicar lawyer can help you determine if you have a case to file a Benicar lawsuit, and you can be at ease knowing that your Benicar lawyer is dedicated to being an advocate for your case.
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