June 26th, 2012

Study: Effects of High Blood Pressure Drug May Mimic Celiac Disease

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A new report suggests that the common blood pressure drug olmesartan (Benicar) can cause symptoms that mimic celiac disease, leading to misdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment…"We thought these cases were celiac disease initially because their biopsies showed features very like celiac disease, such as inflammation," study author Dr. Joseph Murray, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, said in a news release from the clinic.

Additional coverage: Doctors Lounge, Spokesman Review Wash.

 

Florida Today by Randy Dotinga

Tags: Benicar, blood pressure, celiac disease, Dr. Joseph Murray, Florida Today, GI, Research

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