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Introduction

Expert Advice

  • This medicine can be taken with or without meals
  • If there is prolonged diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, joint pain, back pain, chest pain, palpitations, unrelieved headache or flu-like symptoms, then immediately call your doctor.
  • Exercising in hot weather & excessive intake of alcohol should be avoided.
  • Keep a check on blood glucose levels and inform prescriber of the changes.

Primary Uses

Hypertension

Indications

It is an angiotensin II antagonist (acts against angiotensin 2 hormone) and is indicated in the treatment of essential hypertension (primary hypertension i.e rise in blood pressure).

Side Effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience dizziness, headache, edema (collection of body fluid in tissues and body cavities), and fatigue. If you experience any of these symptoms for a prolonged period of time, please consult your doctor.

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medicine is contraindicated in pregnant females.

Lactation

This medicine is contraindicated in lactating mothers. Consult your doctor if there's no other alternative medicine.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

This medicine should be used with caution on individuals suffering from intravascular volume depletion, aortic or mitral valve stenosis (narrowing of heart’s mitral and aortic valve), obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, primary aldosteronism, liver impairment. Also, in individuals having excessively low BP with ischemic heart disease or ischemic cerebrovascular disease which may result in myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke.

Contraindications

This medicine is contraindicated in cases of biliary obstruction (blockage of bile carrying duct), primary aldosteronism (hormonal disorder leading to high blood pressure), severe liver & in severe kidney impairment.

FAQS

What are the uses of Olmesartan Medoxomil?

This medication is used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension). A normal blood pressure is necessary for prevention of strokes, heart attack, and kidney disease.

How to store Olmesartan Medoxomil?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Does this medicine cause stomach problems?

According to a study nausea and vomiting is experienced in 68% of the patients, abdominal pain in 50%, bloating in 41% & fatigue in 68%. But all these symptoms disappear when Olmesartan is stopped.

How does this medicine produce its effect on heart?

It produces its effect by first blocking angiotensin II receptor (ARB). Hence by blocking this substance, the tightening of the blood vessels is reduced and Olmesartan finally relaxes & lowers the pressure on blood vessels.

What are the 7 drinks that help lower blood pressure?

Natural drinks reducing BP include tomato juice, beet juice, prune juice, pomegranate juice, skim milk & tea.

Which other medicines interact with Olmesartan?

Drugs like aliskiren, lithium, drugs increasing potassium level in blood (like ACE inhibitors benazepril/lisinopril, birth control pills having drospirenone).

This medication is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic (liver) impairment and cholestasis (flow of bile is reduced due to obstruction).

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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