Olmesartan, an angiotensin 2 receptor blocker (ARB), is used to treat high blood pressure. It is either used alone or in combination with other medicines. Optimal blood pressure levels help prevent kidney disorders, strokes and heart disorders. Take this drug as directed by your physician, usually once with or without food on a daily basis.
The side effects of this drug include dizziness, headache, bronchitis, cough, rhinitis, etc. It is advised to avoid this drug if –
- You are pregnant.
- If you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in the drug.
- You are currently taking medicines that has aliskiren as one of the ingredients.
If you have any of the above conditions then it is recommended to consult a physician.
There are certain medical conditions that can interact with this drug. You need to tell your doctor if you have the following conditions–
- You are taking other prescription medicine, dietary supplement or herbal preparation.
- In case you are hypersensitive to specific foods, medicines or other allergens.
- If you have had heart problems, blood vessels problems, kidney or liver problems and diabetes.
- A history of stroke.
- If you are currently undergoing dialysis.
- Low blood volume.
- Electrolyte problems.
Your dosage will depend on factors like age, condition, severity and whether if you have other medical problems. It is advised to avoid stopping the drug suddenly as it can have serious consequences like abnormal blood pressure spikes. Overdose of this drug can result in symptoms of weakness and dizziness.
The drug is used to treat:
How long is the duration of effect?This medicine is excreted in faeces and urine. The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of approximately 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Olmesartan as ingredient
Olmesartan displaces angiotensin II with very high affinity from its binding site at the AT1 receptor subtype, which is responsible for the known actions of angiotensin II
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption of alcohol with this medicine will lower the blood pressure and can cause dizziness, headache and changes in heart rate. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you have these symptoms.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis drug interacts with aliskiren, NSAIDs, etc.
DiseaseDo not use this drug is you suffer from diabetes, renal impairment, etc.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
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