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Composition for OLSERTAIN AM

Olmesartan(20 mg),Amlodipine(5 mg)

food interaction for OLSERTAIN AM

alcohol interaction for OLSERTAIN AM

pregnancy interaction for OLSERTAIN AM

lactation interaction for OLSERTAIN AM

Avoid Olsertain am 20 mg/5 mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
Taking Olmesartan with alcohol may reduce the blood pressure.
Olsertain am 20 mg/5 mg 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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Olmesartan(20 mg)


Olmesartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), prevention and treatment of heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) and heart failure; when heart is unable to pump sufficient blood. It is also used in patients of diabetes with kidney failure.

How it works

Olmesartan belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor inhibitors. Angiotensin II is a chemical that causes muscles surrounding the blood vessels to contract, thereby narrowing the blood vessels. Olmesartan blocks the action of angiotensin II resulting in relaxation of blood vessels, and thus, reduces blood pressure.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Swelling of tongue, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Hoarseness of voice, Limb swelling, Weight loss
Amlodipine(5 mg)


Amlodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and severe pain in chest.

How it works

Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blocker. It reduces the amount of calcium that enters the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and heart. As muscle cells require calcium to contract, reducing the flow of calcium causes the muscle cells to relax and blood vessels to dilate, reducing blood pressure, force and rate of the heartbeat. It improves blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscles.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Chest pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fainting, Fatigue, Flushing, Headache, Lightheadedness, Limb swelling, Stomach upset

Common Dosage

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Expert advice for OLSERTAIN AM

  • Take olmesartan tablets at about the same time each day.
  • Swallow the tablets with a sufficient amount of water and do not chew the tablet.
  • Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects of the drug.
  • Consult your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, cough, or throat irritation that doesn't go away.
  • Do not start or continue the olmesartan tablets and consult your doctor if you have a history of angioedema (eg, swelling of the hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty swallowing or breathing; hoarseness).
  • Do not atake the medicine if you are pregnant.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for OLSERTAIN AM


Q. What is olmesartan medoxomil?
Olmesartan medoxomil is available as olmezest or Benicar is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is not beta blocker or ACE inhibitor.
Q. Is olmesartan better than telmisartan or losartan?
No, the effects of olmesartan, telmisartan or losartan are similar but may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is olmesartan a blood thinner / statin?
No, olmesartan decreases the pressure in the blood vessels and increases the amount of fluid removed from the blood by the kidneys.
Q. Is olmesartan safe?
Olmesartan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does olmesartan cause impotence?
No, olmesartan does not cause impotence.


Q. Is amlodipine safe?
Amlodipine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is amlodipine a diuretic/ blood thinner/ beta-blocker/ statin/ ACE inhibitor or a nitrate?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, not a diuretic, blood thinner, beta-blocker, statin, ACE inhibitor or a nitrate.
Q. Can I take amlodipine with Viagra?
Amlodipine does not have any significant interaction with sildenafil, the active ingredient of Viagra. However, consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Does amlodipine cause gout or coughing?
Amlodipine does not cause gout, in fact it can be taken by gout patients for the appropriate indication. Coughing is a very rare side effect of amlodipine.
Q. What is Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 used for?
Eslo 2.5 or Amlopres-5 are some of the trade names of amlodipine and used for the same indications as amlodipine.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)