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OLSERTAIN CT 40 MG/12.5 MG TABLET

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Composition for OLSERTAIN CT

Olmesartan(40 mg),Chlorthalidone(12.5 mg)

food interaction for OLSERTAIN CT

alcohol interaction for OLSERTAIN CT

pregnancy interaction for OLSERTAIN CT

lactation interaction for OLSERTAIN CT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Olmesartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Taking Chlorthalidone with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
UNSAFE
Olsertain ct 40 mg/12.5 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for OLSERTAIN CT

Olmesartan(40 mg)

Uses

Olmesartan is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease.

How it works

Olmesartan relaxes blood vessels which lowers the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

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
Chlorthalidone(12.5 mg)

Uses

Chlorthalidone is used in fluid retention (edema), heart failure, increased blood pressure and kidney stone.

How it works

Chlorthalidone lowers blood pressure and swelling by increasing the amount of urine, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body.

Common side effects

Cramps, Dizziness, Hair loss, Headache, Loss of appetite, Muscle weakness, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Excessive thirst

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Expert advice for OLSERTAIN CT

  • Olmesartan may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, take the Olmesartan at bedtime, drink plenty of water and get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • Avoid driving, if you feel dizzy after consuming Olmesartan.
  • Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or planning to become pregnant. 
  • Olmesartan should be discontinued a day prior to the scheduled surgery.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include:
    • Maintain a normal body weight (body mass index, 18.5-24.9 kg/m2).
    •  Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
    • Limit alcohol consumption to less than or equal to 2 drinks per day (1oz or 30ml ethanol eg 24oz beer, 10 oz wine, or 3 oz 80-proof whiskey).

Frequently asked questions for OLSERTAIN CT

Olmesartan

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.

Chlorthalidone

Q.What is chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5?
Chlorthalidone belongs to class of medications called thiazide diuretics

Q.Is chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5 a generic drug?
Yes, chlorthalidone is the generic name and hydrazine 12.5 is brand name

Q.Is chlorthalidone an ace inhibitor/potassium sparing diuretic/sulfa drug/benzodiazepine/a blood thinner?
No, chlorthalidone belongs to class of medication called as thiazide diuretics

Q.Is chlorthalidone a water pill?
Yes, it is a diuretic and also called as ‘water pill'

Q.Is chlorthalidone better than hydrochlorothiazide?
Chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

Q.Can I take chlorthalidone/Hydrazine 12.5 with ibuprofen/Excedrin/Tylenol?
There is no observed drug interaction. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.Can amitriptyline cause weight loss: gain/cough/low potassium/high blood sugar/erectile dysfunction?
Amitriptyline can cause low potassium/high blood pressure. Patients should consult the doctor regarding the possible side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)