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Composition for OLMEZEST

Olmesartan(10 mg)

food interaction for OLMEZEST

alcohol interaction for OLMEZEST

pregnancy interaction for OLMEZEST

lactation interaction for OLMEZEST

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Olmezest 10 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Olmesartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
UNSAFE
Olmezest 10 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for OLMEZEST

Olmesartan(10 mg)

Uses

Olmezest 10 mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease.

How it works

Olmezest 10 mg tablet relaxes blood vessels which lowers the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

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

Common Dosage for OLMEZEST 10 MG TABLET

Patients taking OLMEZEST 10 MG TABLET

  • 95%
    Once A Day
  • 1%
    Twice A Week
  • 1%
    Thrice A Day
  • 1%
    Twice A Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for OLMEZEST

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  • OLMY 10MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 7.03/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 70.30
    pay 17% more per tablet
  • OLMESAR 10 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 5.93/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 59.29
    save 1% more per tablet
  • OLMIN 10 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 4.48/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 44.77
    save 25% more per tablet
  • OLSAR 10 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 6.40/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 64
    pay 7% more per tablet
  • OLMARK 10 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 5.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 57
    save 5% more per tablet

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    MBBS, MD, DNB
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Expert advice for OLMEZEST

  • 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.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include:
    • Maintain a normal body weight (body mass index, 18.5-24.9 kg/m2).
    •  Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
    • Limit alcohol consumption to less than or equal to 2 drinks per day (1oz or 30ml ethanol eg 24oz beer, 10 oz wine, or 3 oz 80-proof whiskey).

Frequently asked questions for OLMEZEST

Olmesartan

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)