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OLMETUS 20MG TABLET

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ARE-ARETAEUS

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10 TabletS

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Product Details

About OLMETUS 20MG TABLET

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET belongs to a group of medications called 'anti-hypertensives' primarily used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure is a chronic (long-term) condition in which blood pressure is elevated persistently in higher than normal levels. If left untreated, this condition can increase the risk of heart-related diseases like heart attack, heart failure, stroke, irregular heartbeat and other complications.

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET contains ‘Olmesartan medoxomil’ which is a prodrug and is hydrolyzed to olmesartan during absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. It is an angiotensin-II receptor blocker (ARB) which narrows the blood vessels increasing the blood pressure, therefore blocking angiotensin can result in widening of the narrowed blood vessels. This effect allows the blood to flow more smoothly in the blood vessels.

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET is available in the form of a tablet. The dose and duration of the medicine are determined by the doctor. Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break it. The common side-effects of OLMETUS 20MG TABLET are dizziness, headache, feeling sick (nausea), indigestion, diarrhoea, stomach ache, tiredness, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, bronchitis, flu-like symptoms, cough, pain particularly in the back, bones or joints, infection of the urinary tract, blood in the urine and swelling of ankles, feet, legs, hands or arms. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience severe diarrhoea, considerable weight loss or any other unwanted effects.

Do not take OLMETUS 20MG TABLET if you are allergic to ‘olmesartan medoximil’ or any ingredients present in it. OLMETUS 20MG TABLET should not be used in pregnant women, patients suffering from jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes) or gallbladder blockage, patients having diabetes or kidney failure and using blood pressure-lowering medicine containing aliskiren. Inform your doctor if you are taking potassium supplements or any other prescription or non-prescription drugs.

Uses of OLMETUS 20MG TABLET

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Medicinal Benefits

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET contains ‘Olmesartan medoximil’ which belongs to the class of ‘antihypertensives’. It is primarily used to reduce high blood pressure. It is an angiotensin-II receptor blocker (ARB) that blocks the hormone angiotensin. Angiotensin narrows the blood vessels increasing the blood pressure, therefore blocking angiotensin can result in widening of the narrowed blood vessels. This effect allows the blood to flow more smoothly in the blood vessels and thus lowering blood pressure.

Directions for Use

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET is available only in the tablet dosage form. Tablet: The dose and duration of the medicine are determined by the doctor. Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Take the medication at a fixed time every day for better results.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of OLMETUS 20MG TABLET

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET may cause side-effects such as dizziness, headache, feeling sick (nausea), indigestion, diarrhea, stomach ache, tiredness, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, bronchitis, flu-like symptoms, cough, pain particularly in the back, bones, or joints, infection of the urinary tract, blood in the urine and swelling of ankles, feet, legs, hands, or arms. OLMETUS 20MG TABLET may also increase fat levels (hypertriglyceridemia), uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) and urea in the blood and also increase in tests of liver and muscle function. These effects can be seen when blood tests are performed. Consult your doctor if these side-effects persist or worsen.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take OLMETUS 20MG TABLET if you are allergic to ‘olmesartan medoximil’ or any other ingredients present in it. Inform your doctor if you have kidney problems, liver disease, heart problems, diabetes or kidney problems and taking blood pressure-lowering medication containing aliskiren. Also, inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs and nutritional supplements. During treatment, seek medical attention if you experience severe, persistent diarrhoea and substantial weight loss. It is not used in children below 2 years of age, pregnant women and should be used with caution in breastfeeding mothers.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Alcohol should not be taken while using OLMETUS 20MG TABLET. It may worsen the health condition.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    OLMETUS 20MG TABLET is a category C medicine and causes harmful effects to the fetus. So it is not recommended to use in pregnant women.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    OLMETUS 20MG TABLET should be used with caution in breastfeeding mothers. Consult your doctor before use.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    OLMETUS 20MG TABLET may cause dizziness and affect your ability to drive.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    OLMETUS 20MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    OLMETUS 20MG TABLET should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney diseases. Dose adjustments are necessary.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Keep your weight under control with body mass index (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.
  • Limit alcohol intake. One serving for women and two servings for men is advisable.
  • Quit smoking as it 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

  • Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure and electrolyte levels in your blood at regular intervals while using OLMETUS 20MG TABLET.
  • OLMETUS 20MG TABLET may increase your potassium levels. Before using potassium supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium, consult your doctor.

 

Other Information (OLM0145)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Hypertension: It is a chronic (long-term) condition in which blood pressure is elevated persistently at higher than normal levels. It occurs when the blood’s force against the wall of blood vessels is too high. This condition can cause chest pain (angina) and heart attack (when blood supply to the heart is blocked). Additionally, high blood pressure also causes damage to the brain, kidneys, and eyes. The risk of high blood pressure complications increases with the following: obesity, smoking, diabetes, alcohol intake, lack of physical inactivity, stress and kidney diseases.

FAQs

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET reduces elevated blood pressure. It is an angiotensin-II receptor blocker (ARB) and widens the narrowed blood vessels by blocking angiotensin (a hormone that narrows the blood vessels increasing the blood pressure), therefore blocking angiotensin can result in widening of the narrowed blood vessels. This effect allows the blood to flow more smoothly in the blood vessels and thus lowering blood pressure.

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET can be safely taken as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. High blood pressure is a life-long condition and you should not abruptly stop taking the medicine. Discontinuing OLMETUS 20MG TABLET may lead to increased blood pressure with a high risk of heart attack and stroke in the future.

You should not discontinue using OLMETUS 20MG TABLET without consulting your doctor. The doctor may monitor your blood pressure for at least two weeks before reducing the dose and gradually stopping the medicine.

Please inform your doctor before surgery if you are taking OLMETUS 20MG TABLET as it needs to be stopped because it might lower the blood pressure further if taken along with general anesthesia.

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET is a category C medicine which may cause harmful effects to the fetus. So, it is not recommended to use in pregnant women.

If it is less than 2 hours since the missed dose, take the medicine. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, do not double the dose. Take the next dose as usual at the fixed time.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

NO 77/31, 53rd STREET ASHOK NAGAR CHENNAI TN 600083 IN , - , .

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET

OLMETUS 20MG TABLET

MRP: 80.00

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