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Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's

Manufacturer

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

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15 TABLETS

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Product Details

About Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's

Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's belongs to a group of medications called 'anti-hypertensives' primarily used for lowering high blood pressure (hypertension) by removing extra fluid (electrolytes) from the body. High blood pressure is a chronic condition in which the blood's force against the artery wall is high. As a result, it increases the risk of heart-related diseases like heart attack, heart failure, stroke, irregular heartbeat, and other complications.

Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's is a combination of two medicines, namely: Olmesartan medoximil and Hydrochlorothiazide. Olmesartan medoximil is a prodrug and breaks down into active form, i.e., olmesartan once absorbed in the GIT (Gastrointestinal tract). It is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) that blocks the hormone angiotensin, thereby relaxing and widening the narrowed blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly in the blood vessels, and the heart can pump more efficiently. On the other hand, Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic or water pill that works by removing extra water/fluid and certain electrolytes overload from the body. Together, Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's lowers the fluid overload, raised blood pressure, improves blood flow, and reduce the future risk of a heart attack and stroke.

You can take Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's with food or without food with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. You may experience nausea, upset stomach, dehydration, headache, diarrhoea, electrolyte imbalance, dizziness, and decreased blood pressure in some cases. Most of these side effects of Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes unless the doctor has told you. In rare cases, Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's can cause a condition that results in the skeletal muscle problem, leading to further kidney failure. If you notice unexplained muscle pain, dark colour urine, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or unexplained tiredness, immediately contact the doctor.

Try not to stop taking this medicine of your own. Let your doctor know about this, as it may cause a rise in blood pressure and increase heart disease and stroke risk. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any kidney or liver or heart disease or are diabetic. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not take Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's as it a category D pregnancy drug and may harm the baby. Do not use Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's if you cannot urinate, are dehydrated, have low blood pressure (hypotension), and have or have had cardiogenic shock (sudden stopping of blood flow to the heart). Please tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or are allergic to this medicine. Reducing table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often helps lower blood pressure.

Uses of Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Medicinal Benefits

Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's is a combination of two medicines, namely: Olmesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. Olmesartan medoximil is a prodrug and breaks down into active form, i.e., olmesartan once absorbed in the GIT (Gastrointestinal tract). It is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) that blocks the hormone angiotensin and relaxes blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly in the blood vessels, and the heart can pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic or water pill); removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Together, both lower fluid overload, blood pressure, improves blood flow, and reduce the future risk of a heart attack.

Directions for Use

Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's should not be used unless prescribed by a doctor. Always take Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's exactly as your doctor told you. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. Swallow Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's with a full glass of water.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's

Like all medicines, Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's also has some side effects, though it is not mandatory for everyone to experience them. Some common side effects experienced include cold symptoms like stuffy nose/sore throat, nausea, upset stomach, headache, high level of uric acid, diarrhoea, electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, dizziness, decreased blood pressure. Most of the side effects of Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent or if you experience any other side-effect continuously while taking Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's, reach out to your doctor.

 

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not use Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or unable to urinate (anuria). If you have diabetes and taking Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's with other blood pressure-lowering pills like 'aliskiren' immediately stop taking both together and consult a doctor. Besides this, it is contraindicated in low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiogenic shock (sudden stopping of blood flow to the heart), and aortic stenosis (heart valve problem). Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's may pass into breast milk, so before starting Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's, either you need to stop nursing, or you should not take Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's while breastfeeding. Please inform your doctor before surgery if you are taking Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's as it needs to be stopped because it might lower the blood pressure further if taken along with local anaesthesia. Avoid intake of potassium salt or its substitute while using Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's to avoid any electrolytes imbalance. 

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol and Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's to avoid unpleasant side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and liver damage.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's is not recommended during pregnancy as it is a category D pregnancy drug. This medicine may cause fetal damage and can affect the unborn baby (fetus).

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's is known to pass breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known. So, before breastfeeding, let your doctor know about this. Either you need to stop breastfeeding for using Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's, or you need to stop takingOlkem 40 H Tablet 15's.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    Drive with caution, Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's usually causes drowsiness and affects driving ability.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's to be taken with caution, especially if you have had a history of liver disease. Your doctor will have to change the dosage depending on your medical condition and your reaction to treatment.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's to be taken with caution, especially if you have had a history of kidney disease. Your doctor will have to change the dosage depending on your medical condition and your reaction to treatment.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Keep your weight under control with BMI 19.5-24.9.
  • Do regular physical activity or exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week. Doing this can help you to lower your raised blood pressure by about 5 mm of Hg.
  • Limit intake of sodium chloride (table salt) in your daily diet to 2300 mg per day or less than 1500 mg is ideal for most adults.
  • If you are taking alcohol, then only one serving for women and two servings is advisable.
  • Quitting smoking is the best strategy to lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Avoid chronic stress as it can raise your blood pressure. Try to enjoy and spent time with your loved ones to cope with stress and practice mindfulness techniques.
  • Monitor your blood pressure daily and if there is too much fluctuation, then immediately contact your doctor.
  • Try to include heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids containing food drinks in your daily diet. You can also use low-fat cooking oil like olive oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and coconut oil to lower your elevated blood pressure.

Special Advise

  • Do not use Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or unable to urinate.
  • If you have diabetes and taking Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's with other blood pressure-lowering pills like 'aliskiren' immediately stop taking both together and consult a doctor, as it may cause serious complications.
  • Do not use potassium supplements or its salt substitutes while using Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's, unless your doctor has told you to do so.
  • If you are taking medicines for lowering raised cholesterol or fat like 'cholestyramine', avoid taking Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's within 4 hours before or after you take Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's to avoid drug interaction.

Other Information (OLK0005)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Hypertension: It is a chronic condition when blood pressure is too high. This condition can lead to hardened arteries (blood vessels), decreasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. Blood pressure is the measurement of the force that our heart uses to pump blood to all parts of the body. Raised blood pressure can cause chest pain (angina) and heart attack (when blood supply to the heart is blocked). Additionally, high blood pressure also causes brain damage (stroke) and kidney failure. High blood pressure can be diagnosed with the help of a blood pressure monitor or sphygmomanometer. Systolic pressure is the pressure when the heart pumps blood out. On the other hand, diastolic pressure is the pressure when your heart is at the resting stage between heartbeats. If your blood pressure is 140/90 mm of Hg, it means the systolic pressure is 140 mm of Hg and, diastolic pressure is 90 mm of Hg. Ideal blood pressure should be between 90/60 mm of Hg and 120/80 mm of Hg.

FAQs

Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's is a combination of two medicines, namely: Olmesartan medoxomil and Hydrochlorothiazide. Olmesartan medoxomil is a prodrug which is in its inactive form which is further broken down into is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) that blocks the hormone angiotensin and relaxes blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly in the blood vessels, and the heart can pump more efficiently. Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic or water pill); removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Together, both lower fluid overload, blood pressure, improves blood flow, and reduce the future risk of a heart attack.

Yes, Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's can cause dizziness. It is advised to avoid driving or operate any heavy machinery while taking Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's. In case you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is advised to rest for some time until you feel better.

It's unlikely that Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's affects fertility in men or women. However, in some cases, some water pills like hydrochlorothiazide may lead to erectile dysfunction. For the best advice, please consult your doctor.

In case you have missed a dose of Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's, you are advised to take it as soon as you remember. However, try not to miss a dose in the first place; if it's time for you to take your next dose, then do not take both doses together. Take only one dose; taking a double dose of Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's will lead to low blood pressure.

Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's can be safely taken as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Conditions such as high blood pressure are life-long conditions, and one should not abruptly discontinue it without discussing it with a doctor. Discontinuing Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's may lead to increased blood pressure with a high risk of heart attack and stroke in future.

No, you are advised to inform your doctor and monitor your blood pressure for at least two weeks before stopping the medicine. Depending upon your current blood pressure readings, there is a possibility your doctor may lower your medicine dosage and not recommend discontinuing it.

Please inform your doctor before surgery if you are taking Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's as it needs to be stopped because it might lower the blood pressure further if taken along with local anaesthesia.

Do not use Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or unable to urinate. If you have diabetes and taking Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's with other blood pressure-lowering pills like 'aliskiren' immediately stop taking both together and consult a doctor.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.

Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's

Olkem 40 H Tablet 15's

MRP: 369.50

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