Olmesartan

 
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What is/are Olmesartan Tablets?

OLMESARTAN is used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care providers before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • if you are on a special diet, such as a low-salt diet
  • kidney or liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to olmesartan, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

Note: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • blood pressure medicines
  • diuretics, especially triamterene, spironolactone or amiloride
  • potassium salts or potassium supplements

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care providers a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What side effects may I notice from this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • confusion, dizziness, light headedness or fainting spells
  • decreased amount of urine passed
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat
  • fast or irregular heart beat, palpitations, or chest pain
  • skin rash, itching
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, hands, or feet

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • cough
  • decreased sexual function or desire
  • headache
  • nasal congestion or stuffiness
  • nausea or stomach pain
  • sore or cramping muscles

This list may not describe all possible side effects.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice an irregular or fast heart beat.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child, particularly in the second or third trimester. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Avoid salt substitutes unless you are told otherwise by your doctor or health care professional.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or pain while you are taking this medicine without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients may increase your blood pressure.

Where should I keep this medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store your medicine at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. ,

What is/are Olmesartan Tablets?

OLMESARTAN is used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care providers before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • if you are on a special diet, such as a low-salt diet
  • kidney or liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to olmesartan, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

Note: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • blood pressure medicines
  • diuretics, especially triamterene, spironolactone or amiloride
  • potassium salts or potassium supplements

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care providers a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What side effects may I notice from this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • confusion, dizziness, light headedness or fainting spells
  • decreased amount of urine passed
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat
  • fast or irregular heart beat, palpitations, or chest pain
  • skin rash, itching
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, hands, or feet

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • cough
  • decreased sexual function or desire
  • headache
  • nasal congestion or stuffiness
  • nausea or stomach pain
  • sore or cramping muscles

This list may not describe all possible side effects.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice an irregular or fast heart beat.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child, particularly in the second or third trimester. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Avoid salt substitutes unless you are told otherwise by your doctor or health care professional.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or pain while you are taking this medicine without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients may increase your blood pressure.

Where should I keep this medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store your medicine at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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3 reviews

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3.2
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3.3(3)
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Lack of side effects
 
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1.2
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1.5
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1.5
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0.5
It has caused chronic sinus problems

It has caused chronic sinus problems that will not go away, until I stop taking the drug.

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Brand Name
Benicar
Medical Condition
Hypertension

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6 months - 2 years
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Very effective in controlling my blood pressure

I have taken Benicar for about 20 years, and it has been very effective in controlling my blood pressure. However, I started having severe diarrhea, and my physician has now taken me off it, because he believes I have developed an intolerance for it. I had no idea this was a possible side effect! I also have had constant aching in my bones. I think Benicar is the cause. I am glad to be off this medication. My advice is to be constantly aware of how your body is reacting, and do your own research!

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Benicar
Medical Condition
Hypertension

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More than 2 years
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.5
Thank you Benicar!

Have been taking BP meds since 2003 and this is my fourth one and the only one to really drop my blood pressure to where it should be. 110/70 is amazing and no side effects. Thank you Benicar!

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Benicar
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Hypertension

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