Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER

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Introduction

Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER is a medicine used for treating high blood pressure. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke. Early treatment with this medicine also improves chances of survival in patients of heart attack.

It is advised to take Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER with food at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent levels of medicine in the blood. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, headache, decreased blood pressure, weakness, and increased potassium level in blood. It is advised to avoid potassium rich food and supplements while taking this medicine. It may cause dizziness, avoid driving or rise slowly from the sitting position. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure,  blood sugar level, kidney functioning, urea, or electrolytes level during the treatment.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Olsar-M Tablet ER

Benefits of Olsar-M Tablet ER

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER is a combination medicine that contains two active ingredients, Amlodipine and Metoprolol Succinate. Both of the medicines in this combination work to lower blood pressure but in different ways. Together they help to relax blood vessels, reduce heart rate and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers 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. You should also make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.

Side effects of Olsar-M Tablet ER

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 Olsar-M

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach
  • Taste change
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Cold extremities
  • Numbness of extremity
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Slow heart rate
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use Olsar-M Tablet ER

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. Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER is to be taken with food.

How Olsar-M Tablet ER works

Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER is a combination of two blood-pressure lowering medicines: Olmesartan Medoxomil and Metoprolol Succinate. Olmesartan Medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. Metoprolol Succinate is a beta blocker which works specifically on the heart to reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure. Together they allow the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Olsar-M Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER, 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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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Olsar-M 25 Tablet ER for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient concerns

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Suffering from high blood pressure. Current blood pressure is 180/100
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Take tab amlodipine 10mg dailyMonitor BP get KFT LFT ECG echo FBS PPBS lipid profile urine r/m & eye test for hypertensive retinopathy
Lungs high pressure and heart problem
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Need to see a cardiologist m start medical management
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References

  1. Olmesartan medoxomil. Parsippany, New Jersey: Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; 2009. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metoprolol succinate. Södertälje, Sweden: AstraZeneca AB; 1992 [revised 2010]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Olmesartan Medoxomil. Hatfield, Hertfordshire: Generics UK T/A Mylan; 2014 [revised Aug. 2017]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Metoprolol Succinate. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: January, 2023

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