Tribenzor Side Effects Linked to Diarrhea, Enteropathy
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed potential Tribenzor lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who experienced severe and debilitating diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems that may have been caused by the blood pressure medication.
Side effects of Tribenzor may result in a medical condition known as sprue-like enteropathy, where symptoms may develop months or even years after first use of the drug.
UPDATE: On August 1, 2017, a $300 million Benicar settlement was reached with the drug makers to resolve certain claims for injuries stemming from use of Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor or Tribenzor prior to May 2015.
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As a result of the drug makers failure to adequately warn about the risk of these potential Tribenzor diarrhea problems, financial compensation was pursued for users who suffered complications that may have gone misdiagnosed for years, including:
- Chronic Diarrhea, Nausea and Vomiting
- Substantial Weight Loss
- Villous Atrophy
- Misdiagnosis of Celiac Disease
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Tribenzor Diarrhea Problems
Tribenzor (olmesartan medoxomil and amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination drug, which contains the hypertension drugs Benicar, Esidrix and Norvasc.
It was introduced in 2010 by Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories, and is one of several of blood pressure drugs sold by the drug makers with the active ingredient olmesartan. Other drugs that are part of the Benicar family include Benicar HCT and Azor.
In 2013, the FDA required new warnings for Tribenzor and other Benicar drugs, indicating that use of the medications may cause chronic diarrhea, weight loss and other symptoms known as sprue-like enteropathy.
While diarrhea from side effects of the medication may resolve when the medication is no longer used, individuals may be left with permanent and debilitating stomach problems, known as villous atrophy from Tribenzor, leaving users with persistent:
- Repeated Hospitalizations
- Electrolyte Problems
- Weakened Ability to Fight Off Other Illnesses
These warnings came more than 10 years after Daiichi Sankyo introduced Benicar, and it appears that the drug maker knew or should have known about the link between Tribenzor and chronic diarrhea symptoms before the medication was introduced, yet warnings were withheld from consumers and the medical community.
Researchers have confirmed that diarrhea from sprue-like enteropathy typically stop once Tribenzor or other Benicar drugs are discontinued, yet the problems return if the medication is restarted. Known as “challenge-dechallenge-rechallenge”, this provides strong evidence of a causal connection between side effects of Tribenzor and the devastating diarrhea problems.
Tribenzor Class Action Lawyers
As a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the potential side effects potential Tribenzor class action lawsuits and individual injury cases were pursued by individuals throughout the United States.
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