Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER

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Medicine Overview of Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER

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Uses of Olmesartan

Olmesartan is used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
It may also lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
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Side effects of Olmesartan

Common

Dizziness, Back pain, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.

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How to use Olmesartan

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. It is better to take Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER with food.
Avoid Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER works

Olmesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.
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Uses of Metoprolol

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Side effects of Metoprolol

Common

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness.

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How to use Metoprolol

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. It is better to take Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER with food.
Avoid Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER works

Metoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

In Depth Information on Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER

Expert advice for Olmesartan

  • Olmesartan can be taken with or without food but preferably be taken at the same time of the day.
  • It is best to take the first dose before bed to reduce symptomatic hypotension.
  • Olmesartan may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Metoprolol

  • May cause transient lethargy and depression. Notify your doctor if these symptoms persist for long.
  • May increase wheezing and shortness of breath if you have a lung disease.
  • May lower heart rate and cause dizziness and fainting.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
  • Should not be discontinued abruptly as it may increase the chances of a heart attack or other heart problems.
Warnings
Special precautions for Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Olmesartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.

Taking Metoprolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER 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.
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Lactation
Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER is probably safe to use during
lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER may make you feel dizzy, sleep
y, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
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Liver
CAUTION
Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in
patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for Olmax M 20 mg/50 mg Tablet ER

Frequently asked questions for Olmesartan

Q. What is Olmesartan medoxomil?
Olmesartan medoxomil is available as olmezest or Benicar is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is not beta blocker or ACE inhibitor
Q. Is olmesartan better than telmisartan or losartan?
No, the effects of olmesartan, telmisartan or losartan are similar but may vary upon individual response
Q. Is Olmesartan a blood thinner / statin?
No, Olmesartan decreases the pressure in the blood vessels and increases the amount of fluid removed from the blood by the kidneys
Q. Is Olmesartan safe?
Olmesartan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Olmesartan cause impotence?
No, Olmesartan does not cause impotence.
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Frequently asked questions for Metoprolol

Q. Is Metoprolol safe?
Metoprolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Metoprolol a diuretic/ beta blocker/statin/ MAOI/ ACE inhibitor or ARB/ calcium channel blocker?
Metoprolol belongs to the class of beta-blocker drug. It is not a diuretic, statin, MAOI, ACE inhibitor or calcium channel blocker
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with vitamins?
Metoprolol can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause anxiety?
Metoprolol does not cause anxiety. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety with Metoprolol as it may require further investigation and management.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause diarrhea?
Metoprolol can cause diarrhea, although rarely. Please consult your doctor as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Metoprolol contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Metoprolol does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen). Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with alprazolam?
Metoprolol can be taken with alprazolam. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol for anxiety?
Metoprolol is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety.
Q. Is Metoprolol an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Metoprolol is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Metoprolol a diuretic?
Metoprolol is not a diuretic. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause erectile dysfunction?
Metoprolol can rarely cause erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction with Metoprolol as you may need a change in the dose of your medicine or an alternative medicine may be given.
Q. Does Metoprolol have a diuretic in it?
Metoprolol does not have diuretic in it. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with grapefruit juice?
It is fine to take grapefruit juice with Metoprolol. There are no known interactions between them. Please consult your doctor before taking Metoprolol with grapefruit juice.
Q. Is Metoprolol a blood thinner?
Metoprolol is not a blood thinner. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Metoprolol a statin?
Metoprolol is not a statin. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Metoprolol a vasodilator?
Metoprolol is not a vasodilator. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause hair loss?
Metoprolol can cause hair loss, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Metoprolol.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause insomnia?
Metoprolol can cause insomnia, although rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience insomnia or other sleep problems while taking Metoprolol.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the effects of Metoprolol. Talk to your doctor if you have to take both the medicines together as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol with birth control?
Metoprolol can be taken with birth control pills. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Metoprolol a controlled substance?
Metoprolol is not a controlled substance. A controlled substance is a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers and is can be purchased from a pharmacy when prescribed a doctor.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause weight gain?
Metoprolol can cause weight gain, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain with Metoprolol as it this could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Does Metoprolol cause constipation?
Use of Metoprolol is seen to be associated with constipation. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, abdominal pain, diarrhea, breathlessness and slow heart rate.
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