Side Effects of Xirtam AM are 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.
Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine1 and Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine2 which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine1 is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine2 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.
Q. How long does it take for Xirtam AM Tablet to work?
You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Xirtam AM Tablet. 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 Xirtam AM Tablet, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.
Q. At what time of the day should you take Xirtam AM 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 Xirtam AM 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 Xirtam AM Tablet?
Yes, the use of Xirtam AM 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 Xirtam AM Tablet?
Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Xirtam AM 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 Xirtam AM Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.
Q. Can Xirtam AM Tablet cause weight gain?
No, Xirtam AM 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 Xirtam AM 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 Xirtam AM Tablet?
The serious side effects of Xirtam AM Tablet 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. Xirtam AM 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 Xirtam AM 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 Xirtam AM Tablet.
Q. For how long do I need to take Xirtam AM Tablet? Is it safe to take long term?
You may have to take Xirtam AM Tablet life long. Xirtam AM Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Xirtam AM 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jun 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.