new warnings about olmesartan (Benicar, etc) and sprue-like enteropathy

You'll see new warnings about olmesartan (Benicar, etc) and sprue-like enteropathy.

It's not common. But some patients develop severe chronic diarrhea, significant weight loss, and intestinal changes similar to celiac disease.

This enteropathy can occur months to years after starting olmesartan...and resolves when the drug is discontinued.

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