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OLMESAR AV 20 MG/10 MG TABLET

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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.
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Taking Olmesartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Olmesar av 20 mg/10 mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Olmesar av 20 mg/10 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR OLMESAR AV

Olmesartan(20 mg)

Uses

Olmesartan is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease

How it works

Olmesartan relax the blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart works more efficiently.

Common side effects

Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Weakness, Fatigue, Dizziness, Anemia, Renal impairment, Vertigo, Increased potassium level in blood
Atorvastatin(10 mg)

Uses

Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood

How it works

Atorvastatin block an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. As a result, it lowers the level of cholesterol in the body.

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Joint pain, Muscle pain, Allergic reaction, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Increased liver enzymes, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood

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Expert advice FOR OLMESAR AV

  • Olmesartan may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, take the Olmesartan at bedtime, drink plenty of water and get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • Avoid driving, if you feel dizzy after consuming Olmesartan.
  • Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or planning to become pregnant. 
  • Olmesartan should be discontinued a day prior to the scheduled surgery.

Frequently asked questions FOR OLMESAR AV

Olmesartan

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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

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Is olmesartan better than telmisartan or losartan?
No, the effects of olmesartan, telmisartan or losartan are similar but may vary upon individual response

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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

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Is olmesartan safe?
Olmesartan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Does olmesartan cause impotence?
No, olmesartan does not cause impotence.

Atorvastatin

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)