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Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil

Information about Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil

Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil Uses

Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).

How Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil works

Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil is a combination of two medicines: Hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan which lower blood pressure effectively. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow. Olmesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Common side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil

Nausea, Taste change, Upset stomach, Diarrhea, Headache, Dizziness, Weakness, Electrolyte imbalance, Glucose intolerance, Increased blood lipid level, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased blood pressure
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Available Medicine for Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil

Olmezest HSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
151 to ₹2452 variant(s)
Olmat-HMicro Labs Ltd
146 to ₹2502 variant(s)
Olmesar HMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
200 to ₹3302 variant(s)
Olmesar HMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
111 to ₹1832 variant(s)
Pinom HLupin Ltd
106 to ₹3474 variant(s)
Olsar-HTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
152 to ₹2502 variant(s)
OlmesarMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
129 to ₹2684 variant(s)
Olsertain-HDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
133 to ₹2733 variant(s)
Olvance HSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
123 to ₹2453 variant(s)
Olmin HEris Lifesciences Ltd
115 to ₹2212 variant(s)

Expert advice for Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil

  • You have been prescribed Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, very dry mouth or muscle weakness.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. 
  • Use of Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unsafe.
  • It may also decrease the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Frequently asked questions for Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil

Hydrochlorothiazide + Olmesartan Medoxomil

Q. How long does it take for Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil to work?

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

Q. At what time of the day should you take Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil?

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 Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil 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 Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil?

Yes, the use of Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil 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 Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil. 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 Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. Can Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil cause weight gain?

No, Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil 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 Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, then the doctor may advise the patient to discontinue it immediately and recommend another medicine.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil?

The serious side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil include skin rash or itchiness, painful joints, fast heart beat, 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. Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil 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 Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil 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 Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil.

Q. For how long do I need to take Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil? Is it safe to take long term?

You may have to take Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil life long. Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil 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, 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.

Q. Can I take Hydrochlorothiazide+Olmesartan Medoxomil before surgery?

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


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