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Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure helps to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke in the future.

Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It is important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medicine work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle by being active, stopping smoking and eating low salt and low-fat diet.

The most common side effects of this medicine include swelling in your ankles or feet (edema), sleepiness, dizziness, headache, taste change, upset stomach, and tiredness. Since it may cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will be monitored regularly and your kidney function may also need to be tested.

Side effects of Olmo AM Tablet

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 Olmo 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. Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olmo AM Tablet works

Olmo AM 20mg/5mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olmo AM 20mg/5mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • It 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 Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet.
  • 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 Olmo AM 20mg/5mg Tablet Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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References
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