Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg 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 Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you 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 weakness, headache, tiredness, chest pain, and edema. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this drug. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. It may occasionally lead to an increase in pressure in your eye and lead to permanent eye damage if not treated. 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 drug is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding 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.
Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines namely Olmesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide. It is generally used when one medicine alone is not controlling your blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels so your blood can flow more easily. This will lower your blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is known as a diuretic (water pill) which increases urine output thereby lowering blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.
Side effects of Olminor H Tablet
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Olminor H
How to use Olminor H 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. Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Olminor H Tablet works
Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan which lower blood pressure effectively. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow. 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.
Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg 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.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Q. How long does it take for Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet to work?
You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.
Q. At what time of the day should you take Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet?
Your doctor may suggest to take your first dose before bedtime, considering that this medicine can make you feel dizzy. After the very first dose you can take Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet at any time of the day. It is important to take this medicine at the same time every day.
Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet?
Yes, the use of Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from a lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Q. What are the other lifestyle changes I should make while using Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet?
Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.
Q. Can Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet cause weight gain?
No, Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet does not cause weight gain. However, in very rare cases, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss may occur. If a patient develops diarrhea while taking Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, then the doctor may advise the patient to discontinue it immediately and recommend another medicine.
Q. What are the serious side effects of Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet?
The serious side effects of Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet include skin rash or itchiness, painful joints, fast heart beat, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. Serious side effects may also include aching, tender or weak muscles not caused by exercise and swelling of the hands, feet or ankles. Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet may also cause symptoms that may indicate high potassium levels in the blood, such as nausea, diarrhea, muscle weakness and change in heart rhythm. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.
Q. Can Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet affect my fertility or sex life?
Some blood pressure medicines (including water pills like hydrochlorothiazide) may affect a man’s ability to gain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). However, it is thought that other blood pressure medicines can actually improve erectile dysfunction. If you are worried or notice some changes, talk to your doctor. There is no firm evidence which suggests any effect on the fertility of either men or women with the use of Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet.
Q. For how long do I need to take Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet? Is it safe to take long term?
You may have to take Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet life long. Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet is generally considered safe to be taken for long term. In some cases, long-term use may adversely affect the kidneys and the kidneys may not function as they should. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to check urea, creatinine and potassium levels to keep a track of how well your kidneys are working.
Q. Can I take Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet before surgery?
Your doctor may advise you to stop taking Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet 24 hours before surgery. This is because Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet can further reduce your blood pressure when used with anesthetics. So, inform your doctor that you are taking Olminor H 12.5mg/20mg Tablet if you will be given general anesthetics (medicines that put you to sleep) or are scheduled to have any surgery.
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