• Kyodo


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that Daiichi Sankyo Co.’s blood pressure agent Benicar and its similar variants can cause severe chronic diarrhea and substantial weight loss.

The warning applies to olmesartan medoxomil drugs marketed as Benicar, Benicar HTC, Azor and Tribenzor, the FDA said in a safety information bulletin Tuesday.

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