Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine

Information about Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine

Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine Uses

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

How Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine works

Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan Medoxomil and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan Medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine 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.

Common side effects of Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine

Sleepiness, Taste change, Ankle swelling, Headache, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dizziness, Tiredness, Palpitations, Upset stomach, Increased potassium level in blood
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Expert advice for Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine

  • Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine is a combination of two medicines that provides better blood pressure control than either medicine alone.
  • It 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 Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine.
  • 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 Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine

Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine

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

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine. Talk to your doctor in case you have any concerns regarding Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.

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

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 Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine 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 Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine?

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

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

Q. Can Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine cause weight gain?

No, Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine 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 Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine 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 Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine?

The serious side effects of Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine 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. Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine 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 Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine 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 Olmesartan Medoxomil+Amlodipine.

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

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