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Can benicar HCL cause an increase in the creatinine level

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can benicar HCL cause an increase in the creatinine level produced by the kidney? How?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 9 years ago.
Benicar HCT can cause renal dysfunction.

This is not due to Olmesartan but due to HCT, the hydrochlorthiazide in Benicar HCT.

Hydrocholorthiazide has known renal toxicily and causes interstitial nephritis, that is, it damages the microtubules in the kidney. This causes impaired renal functions and rise of creatinine levels.

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