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Olmezest AM Tablet


Overview

Introduction

"Olmezest AM Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that helps to control blood pressure when single medication is not effective. It also helps to reduce chances of future heart attack and stroke. This medicine should be used along with proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. It should be taken regularly at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly as it may result in sudden increase of blood pressure. You may experience mild dizziness initially while taking this medicine, but this improves with time. Swelling of the ankle may occur in some patients as a side effect. "

Uses of Olmezest AM Tablet

Olmezest AM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased potassium level in blood

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

How Olmezest AM Tablet works

Olmezest AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan Medoxomil and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan Medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Olmezest AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Olmezest AM Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olmezest AM 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.
Lactation
Olmezest AM Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Olmezest AM Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
Olmezest AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmezest AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Olmezest AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmezest AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Olmezest AM Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Expert Advice

  • Olmezest AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Olmezest AM Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Olmezest AM Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Olmezest AM

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Can one take concor am 5 in the morning and Olmezest AM 40 in the evening to control the blood pressure
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Yes but y such high dosr
I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
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References
  1. Azor.com. Amlodipine and olmesartan medoxomil. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine besilate. Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire: Daiichi Sankyo UK Limited; 2008 [revised Apr. 2018]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Amlodipine and olmesartan medoxomil. Germany: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH; 2007 [revised Mar. 2011]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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90, Delhi - Jaipur Road, Sector 32, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
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