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Olmetic 20 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Olmetic 20 is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it i... View More
Olmetic 20 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Olmetic 20 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Olmetic 20 should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmetic 20 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. ... View More
Olmetic 20 should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmetic 20 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. N... View More
Olmetic 20 is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. T... View More
Uses of Olmetic 20
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart failure
- Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Side effects of Olmetic 20
- Flu-like symptoms
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Stomach pain
How to use Olmetic 20
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Olmetic 20 may be taken wi... View More
How Olmetic 20 works
Olmetic 20 is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels t... View More
What if you forget to take Olmetic 20?
If you miss a dose of Olmetic 20, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you... View More
- Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
- It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
- Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen along with this medicine without consulting your doctor.
- It may increase the level of potassium in the blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana fruit juice, coconut wat... View More
- Do not take Olmetic 20 if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.
Hypertension, Diabetic nephropathy,
Oral Hypertension Adult: Initial: 10-20 mg once daily may then be increased up to max 40 mg once daily if needed. Elderly: No dosage adjustment nee... View More
Oral Hypertension Child: 6-16 yr <35 kg: 10 mg once daily; dosage range: 10-20 mg/day >35 kg: 20 mg once daily. Doses may be doubled once if necessa... View More
Renal impairment: Mild to moderate (CrCl: 20-60 mL/min): Max: 20 mg once daily.
Pregnancy (2nd and 3rd trimesters); biliary obstruction.
Mode of Action
Olmesartan is a selective and competitive angiotensin II Type 1 (AT1) receptor antagonist that blocks the vasoconstrictor and aldosterone-secreting effe... View More
Drugs that act on renin-angiotensin system can cause fetal injury and death when used in 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. Olmesartan medoxomil shoul... View More
1-10% Dizziness,Headache,Fatigue,Diarrhea,Hyperglycemia,Hypertriglyceridemia,Back pain,Bronchitis,Inflicted injury,Flulike symptoms,Pharyngitis,Rhiniti... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: 1st trimester, C; 2nd and 3rd trimesters, D
Increased risk of hyperkalaemia w/ ACE inhibitors, K-sparing diuretics, K salts or K supplements and drugs that may increase serum K (e.g. ciclosporin, ... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More