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Olmesar 40 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Olmesar 40 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.

Olmesar 40 Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. Dizziness, particularly after the first dose, is known to occur in some people. This may be associated with headache. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. No weight gain has been seen with the regular use of this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Side effects of Olmesar Tablet

Common
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach pain

How to use Olmesar 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. Olmesar 40 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olmesar Tablet works

Olmesar 40 Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Olmesar 40 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olmesar 40 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
Olmesar 40 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
Olmesar 40 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Olmesar 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmesar 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Olmesar 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmesar 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild liver disease.

What if you forget to take Olmesar Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Olmesar 40 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • 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.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in the blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana fruit juice, coconut water, and broccoli. 
  • Do not take Olmesar 40 Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Olmesar?

Yes, the use of Olmesar 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 Olmesar to work?

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olmesar. 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 Olmesar?

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

Q. Does Olmesar have a diuretic?

Olmesar does not have a diuretic. Olmesar is a medicine used to lower high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). These medicines lower blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. When prescribed by a doctor, Olmesar 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 Olmesar?

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 Olmesar at any time of the day. It is important to take this medicine at the same time every day.

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

You may have to take Olmesar life long. Olmesar controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Olmesar 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 to check urea, creatinine and potassium levels.

Q. Can Olmesar cause weight gain?

No, Olmesar 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 Olmesar and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, then the doctor may advise the patient to discontinue it immediately and recommend another medicine.

Q. Can I take Olmesar before surgery?

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

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