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OLWAYS 20 MG TABLET

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Composition for OLWAYS

Olmesartan(20 mg)

food interaction for OLWAYS

alcohol interaction for OLWAYS

pregnancy interaction for OLWAYS

lactation interaction for OLWAYS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Olways 20 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Olmesartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
UNSAFE
Olways 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for OLWAYS

Olmesartan(20 mg)

Uses

Olways 20 mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease.

How it works

Olways 20 mg tablet 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

Common Dosage for OLWAYS 20 MG TABLET

Patients taking OLWAYS 20 MG TABLET

  • 89%
    Once A Day
  • 6%
    Twice A Week
  • 6%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for OLWAYS

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    Rs. 9.65/tablet
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    Rs. 96.50
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Expert advice for OLWAYS

  • 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 OLWAYS

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)