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OLSI 20 MG TABLET


Overview

Introduction of Olsi Tablet

OLSI 20 MG TABLET helps reduce high blood pressure, thus lowering the chances of any future heart attack and stroke. It may also be used to improve the symptoms of chronic (long-standing) heart failure. It helps to preserve kidney function, especially in patients with diabetes. This medicine may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It is taken by mouth (orally), with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. Side effects are few and uncommon with this medicine. However, dizziness may occur due to low blood pressure, particularly after the first dose.

Olsi Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Increased potassium level in blood

How to use Olsi 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. OLSI 20 MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olsi Tablet works

OLSI 20 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.

Olsi Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with OLSI 20 MG TABLET. Taking OLSI 20 MG TABLET with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
OLSI 20 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.
Lactation
OLSI 20 MG TABLET is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
OLSI 20 MG TABLET may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
OLSI 20 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of OLSI 20 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
OLSI 20 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of OLSI 20 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 Olsi Tablet?

If you miss a dose of OLSI 20 MG TABLET, skip it and continue with your normal 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 OLSI 20 MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Olsi?

Yes, the use of Olsi 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 Olsi to work?

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olsi. 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 Olsi?

Making lifestyle changes while taking Olsi 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 Olsi have a diuretic?

Olsi does not have a diuretic. Olsi 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. Olsi 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 Olsi?

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 Olsi at any time of the day. Usually Olsi 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 Olsi? Is it safe to take long term?

You may have to take Olsi for a long term maybe even life long. Olsi controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is controlled. Olsi 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 Olsi cause weight gain?

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

Q. Can I take Olsi before surgery?

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

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