Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet

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Introduction

Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure helps to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke in the future.

Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It is important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medication work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle by being active, stopping smoking and eating low salt and low-fat diet.

The most common side effects of this medicine include swelling in your ankles or feet (edema), sleepiness, dizziness, headache, taste change, upset stomach, and tiredness. Since it may cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will be monitored regularly and your kidney function may also need to be tested.

Uses of Olemar AM Tablet

Benefits of Olemar AM Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Both of the medicines in this combination work to lower blood pressure but in different ways. Together they help to relax blood vessels and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

Side effects of Olemar AM Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Olemar AM

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

How to use Olemar 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. Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olemar AM Tablet works

Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan Medoxomil and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan Medoxomil 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Olemar AM 20mg/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
CAUTION
Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Quick Tips

  • Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • It 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 Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet.
  • 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 Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet to work?

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine. Talk to your doctor in case you have any concerns regarding Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.

Q. At what time of the day should you take Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet?

Your doctor may suggest to take your first dose before bedtime, considering that this medicine can make you feel dizzy. After the very first dose you can take Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet at any time of the day. It is important to take this medicine at the same time every day.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet?

Yes, the use of Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from a lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. What are the other lifestyle changes I should make while using Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. Can Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet cause weight gain?

No, Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet does not cause weight gain. However, in very rare cases, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss may occur. If a patient develops diarrhea while taking Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, the doctor may suggest discontinuation of the medicine and recommend another medicine.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet?

The serious side effects of Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet include skin rash or itchiness, painful joints, fast heart beat, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. Serious side effects may also include aching, tender or weak muscles (not caused by exercise), and swelling of the hands, feet or ankles. Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may also cause symptoms that may indicate high potassium levels in the blood, such as nausea, diarrhea, muscle weakness and change in heart rhythm. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

Q. Can Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet affect my fertility or sex life?

Some blood pressure medicines (including water pills like hydrochlorothiazide) may affect a man’s ability to gain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). However, it is thought that other blood pressure medicines can actually improve erectile dysfunction. If you are worried or notice some changes, talk to your doctor. There is no firm evidence which suggests any effect on the fertility of either men or women with the use of Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet.

Q. For how long do I need to take Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet? Is it safe to take long term?

You may have to take Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet life long. Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Olemar AM 20mg/5mg Tablet is generally considered safe to be taken for a long term. In some cases, long-term use may adversely affect the kidneys and the kidneys may not function as they should. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to check urea, creatinine and potassium levels to keep a track of how well your kidneys are working.

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2021

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