Olmesartan (Olmesartan Medoxomil)


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Olmesartan is a medication classified as an angiotensin II receptor antagonist that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It contains the active ingredient olmesartan medoxomil, which helps to relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure by blocking the action of angiotensin II, a substance that narrows blood vessels.

  • Suitable for adults and children over 6 years old
  • Helps to treat hypertension
  • Relaxes blood vessels
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Olmesartan is an effective medication for helping to treat hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure typically means that you have a reading of 140/90mmHg or above.

Olmesartan Medoxomil

Olmesartan contains the active ingredient olmesartan medoxomil. This medication is known as an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist. It helps to lower blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels in the body.

You should only ever take your medication at the time of day you have been told to by your healthcare provider. Usually, Olmesartan should be taken at around the same time every day. It is often recommended to take your medication in the morning with breakfast.

You should only ever use the dosage of Olmesartan that you have been prescribed. The typical dosage of Olmesartan is one 10mg tablet taken once a day. Dosage may be changed by a healthcare provider depending on the results.

Olmesartan is a suitable medication for treating high blood pressure in adults, the elderly, and children over the age of 6 years old.

Olmesartan may not be a suitable treatment option for some people. This medication should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients in it. Olmesartan should not be used by children under the age of 6 years old. Do not use Olmesartan if:

  • You suffer from jaundice or gallbladder issues
  • You have diabetes or impaired kidney function

No, you should not use Olmesartan if you are pregnant, or if you are trying to become pregnant. Your doctor may provide you with alternative medication. You MUST not use this medication after the first 3 months of pregnancy as this can cause serious issues for your baby.

No, Olmesartan is not recommended for mothers who are breastfeeding. Your doctor may provide you with an alternative medication, particularly if your child was born prematurely.

It is important to let your healthcare provider know about any other medications you may be using alongside Olmesartan to ensure that interactions are kept to a minimum. You should tell your doctor if:

  • You are using other blood pressure-lowering medications
  • You are using potassium supplements
  • You are using Lithium
  • You are using any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • You are using colesevelam hydrochloride

As with all other medications, some users may experience side effects when they are using Olmesartan. The most common side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach aches
  • Tiredness
  • Sore throat
  • Sore or stuffy nose
  • Coughing

To understand the warnings associated with Olmesartan it is important to fully read the patient information leaflet provided with the medication before you begin using it. 

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