Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet

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Composition for Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Hypertension, Heart failure, Edema (Fluid retention)
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Medicine Overview of Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet

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Uses of Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide is used in hypertension, heart failure, edema (Fluid retention) and kidney stone.
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Side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide

Common

Headache, Nausea, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Altered blood lipids.

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How to use Hydrochlorothiazide

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.

How Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet works

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic. It lowers blood pressure and fluid retention in edema by removing the extra water and electrolytes from the body.
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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.

How Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet 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.

In Depth Information on Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Hydrochlorothiazide

Do not chew, divide or crush the tablets, swallow it whole with water. Avoid taking hydrochlorothiazide at bedtime because it makes you urinate more often. It is recommended to take in early morning. Drink adequate amount of liquid to avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated. Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects: dryness of mouth, thirst, weakness, lethargy, drowsiness, restlessness, confusion, muscle pains or cramps that doesn't go away. Do not start or continue the tablet:
  • If you are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs (Sulfa drugs).
  • If you have diabetes or increase lipid levels (cholesterol).
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • If you have any other disease such as kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, diabetes or gout, asthma and lupus erythematosus (an allergic condition which causes joint pain, skin rashes and fever).
Get up slowly from lying position to avoid dizziness. This is more common when hydrochlorothiazide is taken for the first time.Use sunscreen for photosensitivity. Avoid drinking alcohol, OTC medicines unless recommended by doctor.

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.
Warnings
Special precautions for Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.

Taking Olmesartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg 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.
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Lactation
Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use duri
ng lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sle
epy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
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Liver
CAUTION
Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet should be used with caution
in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Olmegraf H 12.5 mg/20 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Hydrochlorothiazide

Q. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic,which increases the excretion of urine?
Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Hydrochlorothiazide a statin/ opiate?
No.It is the derivative of chlorothiazide
Q. Is Hydrochlorothiazide bad for your kidneys?
No.Hydrochlorthiazide is a safe drug at prescribed dose by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you have kidney disease and follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take hydrochlorothiazide with lisinopril/ ibuprofen/ synthroid/ aspirin/ potassium/ phentermine/ losartan/ naproxen/ magnesium/ vitamins?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of hydrochlorothiazide. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does hydrochlorothiazide cause diabetes/ erectile dysfunction/ weight loss/ gout/ constipation/tinnitus/ potassium loss?
Hydrochlorothiazide causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Does Hydrochlorothiazide have sulfa in it?
Yes.Hydrochlorothiazide has sulfa and it is chemically known as 6-chloro- 3, 4-dihydro-2 H-1, 2, 4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1, 1-dioxide
Q. Does Hydrochlorothiazide clean your system?
No.Hydrochlorothiazide reduces extra fluid in the body.
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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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