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OLMESAR 40MG TAB

Olmesar 40mg Tab
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Olmesar 40mg Tab is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in order to reduce the workload of the heart. Olmesar 40mg Tab helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.Olmesar 40mg Tab is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Olmesar 40mg Tab is Olmesartan medoxomil 40 MG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Olmesar 40mg Tab contains olmesartan medoxomil which works to relax the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy to Olmesar 40mg Tab or any of its components
  • Allergy to any other drugs
  • Heart problems
  • Liver ailments
  • Kidney problems
  • Blood pressure issues
  • Any other ailments or illnesses that you may have
  • Caution:
  • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history.
  • Before taking this medicine tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Suffering with any pre-existing conditions/illnesses
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Olmesar 40mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

  • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Olmesar 40mg Tab
  • Body pain
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Nasal congestion
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Blood in urine
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling of feet or lower legs
  • Bladder pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased urination
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Skin rash
  • Heartburn
How to Use

How to Use

Olmesar 40mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
Olmesar 40mg Tab contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more, so it is advised to avoid take this medicine at least four hours before going to bed. Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for it to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
It should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.

Overdosage

Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Olmesar 40mg Tab, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Hypotension
  • Tachycardia
  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Trouble breathing
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

It is best to take Olmesar 40mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Olmesar 40mg Tab may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.

Liver:

safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? Olmesar 40mg Tab may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.

Pregnancy:

safe to use in pregnant women? Olmesar 40mg Tab may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.

Lactation:

safe to use in breastfeeding women? Olmesar 40mg Tab may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.

Alcohol:

is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

Driving:

does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.

Food:

Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. If you are taking olmesartan you should avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without first talking to your doctor. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. Please consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions:

Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Some products that may interact with this drug include: aliskiren, lithium, drugs that may increase the level of potassium in the blood (such as ACE inhibitors including benazepril/lisinopril, birth control pills containing drospirenone).Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.

Precautions
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of small children.
  • Keep this medicine in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Check the date of expiry of this medicine and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
  • Do not accept a damaged product.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Olmesartan Medoxomil for:

This medication is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, prescribed for high blood pressure. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. It works by relaxing blood vessels.

How does Olmesartan Medoxomil work:

Olmesartan lowers blood pressure by lowering a strong chemical in the body.

How should Olmesartan Medoxomil be used:

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food. Adults—20 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose to 40 milligrams (mg) once a day if needed. Children (6 to 16 year of age): Oral: Start with 10 mg once daily for patients who weigh 20 to less than 35 kg, or 20 mg for patients who weigh 35 kg or more.

Common side effects of Olmesartan Medoxomil :

Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Cough. Loose stools (diarrhea). High potassium level. Signs include feeling weak, lightheaded, dizzy, feel like passing out, or have numbness or tingling. Kidney function that gets worse.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Olmesartan Medoxomil :

If you have an allergy to olmesartan or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have high blood sugar (diabetes) and are taking aliskiren. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very bad headache. Signs of high potassium. Cough that does not go away. Too much sweat, fluid loss, throwing up, or loose stools. May lead to low blood pressure. For women, if you get pregnant while taking this drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Olmesartan Medoxomil with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Olmesartan Medoxomil :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Angiotensin II Antagonists


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of Olmesar 40mg Tab?

This medicine is a combination medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in order to reduce the workload of the heart. This medicine helps prevent heart attacks and strokes and is usually used when only one medicine is not able to control the blood pressure effectively.

Q2. What are the side effects of Olmesar 40mg Tab?

Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, body pain, headache, chills, nasal congestion, unusual tiredness and weakness, blood in urine, joint pain, swelling of feet or lower legs, bladder pain, diarrhea, dry mouth, increased urination, acid or sour stomach, skin rash and heartburn.

Q3. Should we take Olmesar 40mg Tab with food or without food?

It can be taken with food or without it.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking Olmesar 40mg Tab?

Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, heart problems, liver ailments, kidney problems, blood pressure issues should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

Q5. Does Olmesar 40mg Tab make you sleepy?

No. This tab does not make you drowsy. However, please tell your doctor about all other medicines that you may be taking as drug interactions may make you sleepy.

Q6. Is Olmesar 40mg Tab harmful? What does an overdose of Olmesar 40mg Tab lead to?

No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like hypotension, tachycardia, trembling, rashes, swelling, sweating, nausea, vomiting and palpitaions. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.

Q7. Can I take Olmesar 40mg Tab during pregnancy?

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Q8. Can Olmesar 40mg Tab be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

It needs a prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on Olmesar 40mg Tab?

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can lower the blood pressure drastically.

Q10. How to store Olmesar 40mg Tab?

Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Olmesar 40mg Tab, can I mix it in water and drink it?

No. Please swallow it whole.

Q12. Can we give Olmesar 40mg Tab to children?

The safety and efficacy of this tab has not been established in children age below 18 years.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of Olmesar 40mg Tab?

The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 hours of administration of the dose.

Q14. How long does the effect of Olmesar 40mg Tab last?

The effect of this medicine can last for an average duration of 24 hours.

Q15. Can we take this medicine daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

Q16. For how many days should I take this medicine?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take this medicine? / What time can I take this medicine?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
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MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

khasra no-21,22,66,67&68-aho-yangtam,namchepung,po-ranipool,sikkim-737135 office-macleods pharmaceuticals ltd atlanta arcade,marol church road,andheri (east),mumbai - 400059, india.

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MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

khasra no-21,22,66,67&68-aho-yangtam,namchepung,po-ranipool,sikkim-737135 office-macleods pharmaceuticals ltd atlanta arcade,marol church road,andheri (east),mumbai - 400059, india.

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