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Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

You can take Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how your respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it is best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.

The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include feeling tired, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, and decreased blood pressure. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this medicine. It is the purpose of chlorthalidone and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.

This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.

Uses of Olmesar CH Tablet

Side effects of Olmesar CH Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upset
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use Olmesar CH 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 CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olmesar CH Tablet works

Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan and chlorthalidone which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is not recommended in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of Olmesar CH 40 mg/6.25 mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Patient Concerns

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High blod pressure. Eritel ch 40 1 tablet every day continued
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Kindly do yoga & meditation along with your treatment
FS 175 , as I m under medication kaminey 50/1000 mg twice in a day, Olmizest ch 20/6.25 mg once in a day. Feeling fatigue, weakness etc.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Get hba1c TSH vit d and vit b12 doneFasting needs to be controlled to around 90-129
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