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Olmepath 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Olmepath Tablet

Olmepath 20 mg Tablet helps reduce high blood pressure, thus lowering the chances of any future heart attack and stroke. It may also be used to improve the symptoms of chronic (long-standing) heart failure. It helps to preserve kidney function, especially in patients with diabetes. This medicine may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It is taken by mouth (orally), with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. Side effects are few and uncommon with this medicine. However, dizziness may occur due to low blood pressure, particularly after the first dose.

Olmepath Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Increased potassium level in blood

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

How Olmepath Tablet works

Olmepath 20 mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Olmepath Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Olmepath 20 mg Tablet. Taking Olmepath 20 mg Tablet with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olmepath 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.
Lactation
Olmepath 20 mg 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
Olmepath 20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Olmepath 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmepath 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
Olmepath 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmepath 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Olmepath Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Olmepath 20 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of  urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen, along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not take Olmepath 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Olmepath with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Olmepath?

Yes, the use of Olmepath can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from 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. How long does it take for Olmepath to work?

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olmepath. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Olmepath?

Making lifestyle changes while taking Olmepath can boost your health. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. Does Olmepath have a diuretic?

Olmepath does not have a diuretic. Olmepath is a medicine used to lower high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. These medicines lower the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. Olmepath can also be combined with a diuretic for providing additional benefit in the reduction of blood pressure.

Q. At what time of the day should you take Olmepath?

Considering that this medicine can make you feel dizzy, your doctor may suggest that you take your first dose before bedtime. However, after the very first dose you can take Olmepath at any time of the day. Usually Olmepath is taken in the morning, but it does not really matter. Just try to take it at the same time every day.

Q. For how long do I need to take Olmepath? Is it safe to take long term?

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

Q. Can Olmepath cause weight gain?

No, Olmepath 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 Olmepath and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, then Olmepath should be discontinued immediately and should not be restarted.

Q. Can I take Olmepath before surgery?

Your doctor may advise you to stop taking Olmepath 24 hours before surgery. This is because Olmepath can further reduce your blood pressure when used with anesthetics. So, tell your doctor that you’re taking Olmepath if you will be given general anesthetics (medicines that put you to sleep) or are scheduled to have any surgery.

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