Benicar Side Effects. What are the side effects of the high blood pressure drug olmesartan (trade names: Benicar in the US, Olmetec in EU and Canada, WinBP and Golme in India, and Erastapex in Egypt)? The National Library of Medicine lists dizziness, swelling, hoarseness, and breathing/swallowing difficulty as the most common side effects.
However, a new study by Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Joseph Murray found that some patients who took the drug reported gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, vomiting, severe nausea, and weight loss which are symptoms of celiac disease. These disorders reportedly disappeared when the patients stopped taking in olmesartan.
Benzocaine Side Effects. Benzocaine, a topical pain reliever usually applied to the gums or the mouth to soothe pain, can be dangerous to your health. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, use of Benzocaine — which is found in over-the-counter drugs such as Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase, Americaine, and many others — can lead “to a rare but serious—and sometimes fatal—condition called methemoglobinemia”.
Metheglobinemia leads to a reduction in the amount of oxygen being carried through the bloodstream; this condition could result in death.
Spinraza Side Effects. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Spinraza as the first ever drug to “treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy”.
In announcing the new drug treatment, Dr. Billy Dunn, director of the agency’s Division of Neurology Products had this to say: Continue reading