Amlodipine Besylate + Olmesartan (Olmesar A)
About the drug:
Amlodipine Besylate and Olmesartan is the combination drug, that is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension. It is a helpful drug for increasing the ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks.
Uses of the drug:
It is the most common drug that is recommended for the lower of hypertension and treatment of angina or chest pain. Lowering the high blood pressure (Hypertension) is helpful in preventing strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
Working of the drug:
Amlodipine Besylate is a calcium channel blocker. It channels into the vascular tissues and cardiac muscle cells. By inhibiting the entry of calcium channels, it decreases the contractility of arterial smooth muscles and causes vasodilation. This leads to relaxation of blood vessels and helps in the smooth blood flow, hence lowering the overall BP.
Olmesartan belongs to a group of medicines known as Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. Angiotensin is the substances produced in the body and known to have adverse effects on blood flow by tightening the blood vessels. The Olmetec drug inhibits this action of Angiotensin, therefore relaxes your blood vessels. This helps lower your blood pressure.
Olmesar A-5+20 mg is manufactured by Macleods, Indian pharmaceutical giant.
Dosage forms and strength:
Amlodipine Besylate + Olmesartan tablets are available in the following strengths on our website:
• Olmesar A-5+20 mg
You can buy Olmesar-A online easily from alldaychemist.com.
Before you take the drug:
• Do not take this drug if you are:
Are allergic to Amlodipine Besylate or any other ingredients present in the drug
Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
Are breastfeeding, as the drug might pass into the breast milk and harm the baby
• Tell your doctor if you:
Have liver problems
Have unstable angina
Have any other heart problems
Have congestive heart failure, etc.
How much to take the drug?
The drug should always be taken according to the prescribed by the physician. The general recommended dose starts from 5+20 mg and it can be increased up also depending upon the patient’s condition and demand.
According to the progression of time and the response of the patient, dose adjustments are generally done. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.
How to take the tablet?
You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. Olmesar-A is taken once daily with or without food. It is the best way to take medicine same time daily because it shows best results and help to remember when to take the drug.
For how long to take the drug?
It is important to take the drug for the time period prescribed by the doctor. Sudden discontinuation of medicine or any kind of variation in the dose can cause adverse reactions. So, before stopping the drug intake, always consult your physician first. You can buy Olmesar A online easy from alldaychemist.com to get the drugs at very cheap rates.
You may need urgent medical attention if you experience below mentioned symptoms due to accidental overdose:
• Red skin rash
• Rapid heart rate, etc.
In case you miss the dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the dose and take your next dose on right time. Do not double up the dose in order to compensate the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
All medicines have their side effects, sometimes they are serious, but most of the times they are not. Common side effects are mentioned below:
• Nausea and vomiting
• Tired feeling
• Stomach pain
• Swelling of legs or ankles
Serious side effects that need medical attention are as follows:
• Fast heartbeat
• Chest pain
• Pain in arms or shoulders
• General illness
• Fatigue, etc.
Common drug interactions:
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. This way, the doctor will be able to give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Amlodipine Besylate/Olmesartan. The following drugs are seriously contraindicated with Amlodipine Besylate/Olmesartan:
• Calcium carbonate
• Calcium chloride
• Calcium citrate etc.
Things to remember:
• This medicine can pass into breast milk and can cause fetal harm
• Limit the intake of alcoholic beverages and avoid activity that requires alertness as it causes dizziness
• Monitor your blood pressure levels regularly
• In patients with coronary artery disease, angina and myocardial infarction may develop with this drug. So, there is a need to do dose adjustment
• Edema may develop in some patients within 2-3 weeks of starting the therapy
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