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    Olmesartan Medoxomil + Chlorthalidone

    Information about Olmesartan Medoxomil + Chlorthalidone

    Olmesartan medoxomil + chlorthalidone uses

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

    How olmesartan medoxomil + chlorthalidone works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan and chlorthalidone which lower blood pressure effectively. 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. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

    Common side effects of olmesartan medoxomil + chlorthalidone

    Nausea, Taste change, Diarrhea, Stomach upset, Weakness, Headache, Dizziness, Increased blood uric acid, Increased blood lipid level, Electrolyte imbalance, Glucose intolerance, Decreased blood pressure
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Radhika Dua
    MDS (Oral Pathology & Microbiology), BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    11 Jun 2019 | 05:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Olmesartan Medoxomil + Chlorthalidone

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)