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Olran 40 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Olran Tablet

Olran 40 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.

Olran 40 mg Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. Dizziness, particularly after the first dose, is known to occur in some people. This may be associated with headache. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. No weight gain has been seen with the regular use of this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Olran Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sinus infection
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea

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

How Olran Tablet works

Olran 40 mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Olran Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Olran 40 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olran 40 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olran 40 mg 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
Olran 40 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Olran 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olran 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Olran 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olran 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Olran Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Olran 40 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of  urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen, along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Do not take Olran 40 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Olran with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Olran?

Yes, the use of Olran can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from 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. How long does it take for Olran to work?

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olran. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Olran?

Making lifestyle changes while taking Olran can boost your health. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. Does Olran have a diuretic?

Olran does not have a diuretic. Olran is a medicine used to lower high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. These medicines lower the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. Olran can also be combined with a diuretic for providing additional benefit in the reduction of blood pressure.

Q. At what time of the day should you take Olran?

Considering that this medicine can make you feel dizzy, your doctor may suggest that you take your first dose before bedtime. However, after the very first dose you can take Olran at any time of the day. Usually Olran is taken in the morning, but it does not really matter. Just try to take it at the same time every day.

Q. For how long do I need to take Olran? Is it safe to take long term?

You may have to take Olran for a long term maybe even life long. Olran controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is controlled. Olran 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, to keep a track of how well your kidneys are working, your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests.

Q. Can Olran cause weight gain?

No, Olran 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 Olran and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, then Olran should be discontinued immediately and should not be restarted.

Q. Can I take Olran before surgery?

Your doctor may advise you to stop taking Olran 24 hours before surgery. This is because Olran can further reduce your blood pressure when used with anesthetics. So, tell your doctor that you’re taking Olran if you will be given general anesthetics (medicines that put you to sleep) or are scheduled to have any surgery.

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