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Twin Olmy 20 Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Twin Olmy 20 Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

Twin Olmy 20 Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It’s important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medication work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, and eating a low salt and low-fat diet.

The most common side effects of this medicine include swelling in your ankles or feet (edema), headache, sleepiness, dizziness, tiredness, taste change, and upset stomach. Since it may cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or will not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will need to be checked often and your kidney function may also need to be tested.

Uses of Twin Olmy Tablet

Benefits of Twin Olmy Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Both of the medicines in this combination work to lower blood pressure but in different ways. Together they help to relax blood vessels 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.

Side effects of Twin Olmy Tablet

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 Twin Olmy

  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Upset stomach

How to use Twin Olmy 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. Twin Olmy 20 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Twin Olmy Tablet works

Twin Olmy 20 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan Medoxomil and Cilnidipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan Medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Twin Olmy 20 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Twin Olmy 20 Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Twin Olmy 20 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Twin Olmy 20 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Twin Olmy 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Twin Olmy 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Twin Olmy 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Twin Olmy 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Twin Olmy 20 Tablet is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • Twin Olmy 20 Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up.  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not take Twin Olmy 20 Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Twin Olmy 20 Tablet to work?

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Twin Olmy 20 Tablet. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

Q. What is the best time to take Twin Olmy 20 Tablet?

Your doctor may suggest to take your first dose before bedtime, considering that this medicine can make you feel dizzy. After the very first dose you can take Twin Olmy 20 Tablet at any time of the day. It is important to take this medicine at the same time every day.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Twin Olmy 20 Tablet?

Yes, the use of Twin Olmy 20 Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from a 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. What are the other lifestyle changes I should make while using Twin Olmy 20 Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Twin Olmy 20 Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Twin Olmy 20 Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. Can Twin Olmy 20 Tablet cause weight gain?

No, Twin Olmy 20 Tablet 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 Twin Olmy 20 Tablet and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, the doctor may suggest discontinuation of the medicine and recommend another medicine.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Twin Olmy 20 Tablet?

The serious side effects of Twin Olmy 20 Tablet include skin rash or itchiness, painful joints, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. Serious side effects may also include aching, tender or weak muscles (not caused by exercise) and swelling of the hands, feet or ankles. Twin Olmy 20 Tablet may also cause symptoms that may indicate high potassium levels in the blood, such as nausea, diarrhea, muscle weakness and change in heart rhythm. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

Q. Can Twin Olmy 20 Tablet affect my fertility or sex life?

Some blood pressure medicines (including water pills like hydrochlorothiazide) may affect a man’s ability to gain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). However, it is thought that other blood pressure medicines can actually improve erectile dysfunction. If you are worried or notice some changes, talk to your doctor. There is no firm evidence which suggests any effect on the fertility of either men or women with the use of Twin Olmy 20 Tablet.

Q. For how long do I need to take Twin Olmy 20 Tablet? Is it safe to take long term?

You may have to take Twin Olmy 20 Tablet life long. Twin Olmy 20 Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Twin Olmy 20 Tablet is generally considered safe to be taken for a long term. In some cases, long-term use may adversely affect the kidneys and the kidneys may not function as they should. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to check urea, creatinine and potassium levels to keep a track of how well your kidneys are working.

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References

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  2. PubChem. Cilnidipine. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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