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Olmo-Am Tablet is a combination of medication containing blood pressure-lowering medicines primarily used to treat high blood pressure. Olmo-Am Tablet is used alone or in combination with other blood pressure-lowering medications. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic condition in which the blood's force against the artery wall is high. As a result, it leads to heart diseases, irregular heartbeat, and other complications.
Olmo-Am Tablet contains Olmesartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) and Amlodipine (calcium channel blocker). Olmesartan 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. Amlodipine, on the other hand, acts by relaxing the blood vessels. This reduces the heart's workload and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, collectively, both help lower high blood pressure, reducing heart attack, or stroke chances.
You can take Olmo-Am Tablet 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 should take your tablets based on your medical condition. You may experience headaches, drowsiness, ankle swelling, nausea, dizziness, low blood pressure in some cases. Most of these side effects of Olmo-Am Tablet do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. It is advisable to drink plenty of fluids while taking Olmo-Am Tablet.
Try not to stop taking Olmo-Am Tablet on your own. Inform your doctor, and your dose might be gradually lowered to avoid a rise in blood pressure and increasing 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 as it is not recommended in pregnancy. It should not be given to children less than 12 years of age.
Do not use Olmo-Am Tablet if you have low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiogenic shock (sudden stopping blood flow to the heart). Please tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or are allergic to Olmo-Am Tablet. Reducing the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often relieves the body's swelling. Grapefruit juice and St. John's wort plant should not be consumed when taking Olmo-Am Tablet as it is contraindicated.
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Olmo-Am Tablet contains Olmesartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) and Amlodipine (calcium channel blocker). Olmesartan 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. Amlodipine, on the other hand, acts by relaxing the blood vessels. This reduces the heart's workload and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, collectively, both help lower high blood pressure, reducing future heart attack or stroke chances.
Like all medicines, Olmo-Am Tablet also has some side effects, though it is not mandatory for everyone to experience them. Some common side effects include headaches, drowsiness, ankle swelling, nausea, dizziness, low blood pressure in some cases. Most of the side effects of Olmo-Am Tablet 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 Olmo-Am Tablet, reach out to your doctor.
Olmo-Am Tablet should not be given to the people allergic to Olmo-Am Tablet or may of its ingredients. If you have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had a heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, are pregnant, or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women; do not take Olmo-Am Tablet. 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). Olmo-Am Tablet 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 Olmo-Am Tablet and breastfeeding. Grapefruit juice and St. John's wort plant should not be consumed when taking Olmo-Am Tablet as it is contraindicated. Drinking alcohol while using Olmo-Am Tablet can cause you to have low blood pressure, so avoid alcoholic beverages.
You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Olmo-Am Tablet to avoid unpleasant side-effects.
Olmo-Am Tablet contains a category C (amlodipine) and category D (telmisartan). As category D is high risk so it should not be taken in pregnancy.
Olmo-Am Tablet 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 Olmo-Am Tablet.
It is not recommended to drive after taking Olmo-Am Tablet as it may occasionally cause drowsiness or fatigue.
Olmo-Am Tablet 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.
Olmo-Am Tablet 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.
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Blood pressure: It is the measurement of the force that our heart uses to pump blood to all parts of the body. Hypertension 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. 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. Systolic pressure is the pressure with which the heart pumps blood out. On the other hand, diastolic pressure is 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.
In case you have missed a dose of Olmo-Am Tablet, 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 Olmo-Am Tablet will lead to low blood pressure.
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.
Olmo-Am Tablet 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.
Yes, Olmo-Am Tablet may cause dizziness. It is advised to avoid driving or operate any heavy machinery while taking Olmo-Am Tablet. In case you feel dizzy or light-headed, it is advised to rest for some time until you feel better.
Yes, Olmo-Am Tablet is contraindicated in people with known allergy to any of this medicine's components. It should be used with caution in people with liver impairment. It should also be avoided in women who are in the second and third trimesters of their pregnancy.
It's unlikely that Olmo-Am Tablet affects fertility in men or women. However, there's not enough evidence to say for certain. For the best advice, consult your doctor.
Yes, Olmo-Am Tablet contains amlodipine, which is known to cause ankle swelling upon long term use. Please try to keep your feet up when sitting for long hours. If the problem persists still, consult your doctor and do as advised.
High blood pressure during pregnancy is called 'Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). It is harmful to both the baby and the mother. In the mother, very high blood pressure can cause seizures (fits), headache, swelling of feet, kidney damage, and a higher risk of bleeding during pregnancy and delivery. This can also affect the baby by causes abnormal fetal heart rate, risk of stillbirth, and a small baby. So, during the pregnancy, you should have regular blood pressure monitoring. Visit your Obstetrician if you have any concerns related to blood pressure during pregnancy.
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