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A 17-year-old male asked:

is benicar (olmesartan) safe for teens? what are possible side effects?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Safe - yes: As long as you are taking proper contraception precautions, Benicar (olmesartan) is good to control your bp.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Recent caution: A recent study found sprue-like enteropathy is patients taking benicar (olmesartan). The label has been changed to reflect this recent information. The condition mimics gluten intolerance and results and produces abdominal cramping and loose stool.

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