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Composition for OLMESAR AV

Olmesartan(20 mg),Atorvastatin(10 mg)

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Avoid Olmesar av 20 mg/10 mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
Taking Olmesartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Taking Atorvastation with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Olmesar av 20 mg/10 mg tablet is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Olmesar av 20 mg/10 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Olmesartan(20 mg)


Olmesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), prevention and treatment of heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) and heart failure; when heart is unable to pump sufficient blood. It is also used in patients of diabetes with kidney failure.

How it works

Olmesartan belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor inhibitors. Angiotensin II is a chemical that causes muscles surrounding the blood vessels to contract, thereby narrowing the blood vessels. Olmesartan blocks the action of angiotensin II resulting in relaxation of blood vessels, and thus, reduces blood pressure.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Swelling of tongue, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Hoarseness of voice, Limb swelling, Weight loss
Atorvastatin(10 mg)


Atorvastatin is used to treat patients with elevated cholesterol, triglyceride or lipoprotein levels in blood, and to reduce the risk of heart diseases, even when blood cholesterol is normal.

How it works

Atorvastatin blocks the action of the enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) that is required for the production of cholesterol in the body. It thus lowers the level of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Memory impairment, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Fever, Heartburn, Indigestion, Muscle pain, Nausea, Weakness


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Expert advice for OLMESAR AV

  • Take olmesartan tablets at about the same time each day.
  • Swallow the tablets with a sufficient amount of water and do not chew the tablet.
  • Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects of the drug.
  • Consult your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
  • Do not start or continue the olmesartan tablets and consult your doctor if you have a history of angioedema (eg, swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty swallowing or breathing; hoarseness).
  • Do not atake the medicine if you are pregnant.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for OLMESAR AV


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.


Q. What is tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20?
   Atorvastatin (also available as tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas   20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20) belong to group of medications called statins (lipid-lowering      agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA          reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.

Q. Is atorvastatin same as simvastatin/ pravastatin?   
Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same class of medication called as HMG     CoA reductase inhibitor (or statins) with similar action but their effect may vary upon individual response.

Q. Is atorvastatin diuretic/ beta blocker/ ace inhibitor?
  No. Atorvastatin belongs to class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or     statins.

Q. It atorvastatin gluten free?  
Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

Q. Is it a blood thinner? 
   No. it is a lipid lowering drug.

Q. Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin/ pravastatin?  
   Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same category of medications with        similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 04 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)