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Olmesartan (Systemic)

Brand Names : Benicar

Olmesartan | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

      Less common

        Body aches or pain; blood in urine; chills; cough or cough producing mucus; difficulty breathing; ear congestion; fever; headache; loss of voice; nasal congestion; runny nose; shortness of breath; sneezing; sore throat; tightness in chest; unusual tiredness or weakness; wheezing


        Bladder pain; bloody or cloudy urine; difficult, burning, or painful urination; fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse; frequent urge to urinate; joint pain, stiffness, or swelling; large amount of fat in the blood; lower back, side, or stomach pain; swelling of feet or lower legs

      Symptoms of Overdose

      Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur

        Blurred vision; chest pain or discomfort; confusion; dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness; fast, pounding, slow, or irregular heartbeat or pulse; shortness of breath; sweating; unusual tiredness or weakness

    Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome.

      Less common

        Abdominal pain; back pain; blurred vision; body aches or pain; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; fatigue; flushed, dry skin; fruit-like breath odor; general feeling of discomfort or illness; increased hunger; increased thirst; increased urination; loss of appetite; muscle aches and pains; nausea; pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones; shivering; sweating; tender, swollen glands in neck; troubled breathing; trouble sleeping; trouble in swallowing; unexplained weight loss; vomiting


        Acid or sour stomach; belching; bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet; chest pain; difficulty in moving; feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings; heartburn; indigestion; muscle pains or stiffness; nausea; rash; rapid weight gain; sensation of spinning; skeletal pain; sleeplessness; stomach pain; swelling or puffiness of face; tingling of hands or feet; unusual weight gain or loss

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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