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Taking Benicar 40 mg. WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS

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Taking Benicar 40 mg. WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.

How long have you been on the medication?
Are you experiencing side effects or would you like to know the common side effects?

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Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
The side effects of benicar include:

Dizziness, headache, diarrhea, back pain, upper respiratory symptoms, blood in the urine
Elevated blood sugars and/or triglycerides

These are the more common side effects and occur less than 10% of the time.
It is a very well tolerated medication.

If you would like to know the rare side effects (that occur less than 1% of the time) let me know.

Dr Abby

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