Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's belongs to the class of medicines called antihypertensives primarily used to treat high blood pressure. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery wall is high. As a result, it leads to heart diseases, irregular heartbeat, and other complications.
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's is a combination of two medicines namely: Olmesartan medoxomil and Chlorthalidone. Olmesartan medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) which works by blocking the hormone angiotensin, thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic or water pills that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Together it lowers fluid overload, blood pressure and improves blood flow.
You can take Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole 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. In some cases, you may experience headache, nausea, or dizziness. Most of these side effects of Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your 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 can increase the risk of getting heart diseases and stroke. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any kidney or liver or heart disease or are diabetic. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please tell your doctor so that the dosage of Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's can be prescribed accordingly. Do not use Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's if you are unable to urinate, are dehydrated, have low blood pressure (hypotension), 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 the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often relieves the swelling of the body.
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's is a combination medication, generally used when a single medicine is not effective in controlling blood pressure. Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's is used to treat hypertension, where Olmesartan medoxomil works by relaxing the blood vessels. On the other hand, Chlorthalidone being diuretic works by increasing the amount of urine that is passed out from the kidneys and hence lowering the blood pressure. Together it lowers the overall raised blood pressure and reduces the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems.
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's should not be given to the people allergic to Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's, have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had a heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnant women, or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women. 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). Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's can pass into breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known. So, it is better to tell your doctor if you are taking Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's and breastfeeding.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's may interact with other high blood pressure-lowering pills (benazepril, metoprolol, ramipril, hydrochlorothiazide, simvastatin, diltiazem, verapamil, azilsartan, benazepril, lisinopril, amiloride), and can lower your blood pressure leading to severe condition. Besides this, medicine to treat erectile dysfunction (sildenafil), antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, rifampicin), antifungal (itraconazole, ketoconazole), anti-HIV drugs (ritonavir), anti-epilepsy medicines (carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone), immune-suppressing drugs (cyclosporine, tacrolimus), and pain killers (ibuprofen, aspirin) should not be taken with Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's.
Drug-Food Interaction: Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's severely interacts with grapefruit, grapefruit juices, and St. John’s wort (a plant used to treat depression). Hence it should not be taken with Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's should not be given to people with cardiogenic shock (when the heart fails to pump required blood to the body), heart valve problem (stenosis), low blood pressure (hypotension), coronary heart disease, liver disease, renal impairment, or heart failure.
You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's to avoid unpleasant side-effects.
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's should not be taken until prescribed. Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's is a Category C/D pregnancy drug which is considered unsafe for pregnant women. Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's can have some harmful effects on the baby (foetus), Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's is not recommended in breastfeeding mothers. It is excreted into milk in small amounts and is cleared slowly. It can accumulate in the infant, especially newborns or preterm infants. Lactation might also be suppressed due to the effect of Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's.
It is not recommended to drive after taking Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's as it may occasionally cause drowsiness or fatigue.
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
Use of Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's in children less than 1 year of age is not recommended as the safety and efficacy of Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's in these age groups have not yet been established.
When pregnancy is detected, discontinue Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's as drugs that act directly on the renin-angiotensin system can cause severe injury and even death to the developing fetus (unborn baby).
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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.
Yes, Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's can cause dizziness. It is advised to avoid driving or operate any heavy machinery while taking Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's. In case you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is advised to rest for some time until you feel better.
Taking Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's may cause dehydration. So, to avoid dehydration, drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you feel extremely thirsty.
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's may cause dizziness, if you are lying down or sitting get up slowly to avoid it.
It's unlikely that Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's affects fertility in men or women. However, some water pills like hydrochlorothiazide may lead to erectile dysfunction. There's not enough evidence to say for certain. For best advise, consult your doctor.
In case, you have missed a dose of Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10'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 the doses together. Take only one dose, taking a double dose of Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's will lead to low blood pressure.
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10'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.
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.
Olmetor CH 40 Tablet 10's
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