Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Olegard AM Tablet

Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

Olegard AM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Olegard AM Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olegard AM Tablet works

Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan Medoximil and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan Medoximil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Olegard AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Expert Advice

  • Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Olegard AM 40mg/5mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Olegard AM

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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