OLMECIP 40MG contains Olmesartan which belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. It is used to treat blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. High blood pressure is a condition in which the blood vessels have persistently raised pressure. It can increase the risk of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. When your heart pumps into the narrowed arteries blood pressure gets increased and it is determined by both, the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries.
Angiotensin II has vasoconstrictor effect which increases blood pressure and water and sodium content in the body. OLMECIP 40MG blocks the vasoconstrictor effects of angiotensin II thereby reducing the blood pressure. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems. Your doctor will monitor your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.
Take OLMECIP 40MG according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. Your doctor decides upon the dose you take depending on your age, other medications you are taking and whether you have any kidney or liver problems. Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause sleepiness or dizziness. It is not recommended for children from 1 year to less than 6 years of age. The common side effects are dizziness, headache, diarrhea and indigestion.
USES OF OLMECIP 40MG:
Treats high blood pressure (hypertension)
HOW OLMECIP 40MG WORKS:
OLMECIP 40MG blocks the effect of a substance called angiotensin II in our body. Angiotensin II causes narrowing of blood vessels. Olmesartan by blocking its action allows your blood vessels to relax and thus reduces blood pressure.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. It may be taken with or without food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF OLMECIP 40MG:
Feeling sick or indigestion
Stomach ache, gastroenteritis
Runny or stuffy nose
Urinary tract infection
Blood in the urine
Swelling of ankles, feet, legs, hands, or arms
Swelling of the face, mouth or larynx with itching and rash
Low blood pressure
Severe lightheadedness or fainting
Difficulty or pain when urinating
Low back pain
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.
Drowsiness or dizziness:
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:
Stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.
Place a warm bottle or heated bag on your abdomen. Soak in a warm bath. Drink plenty of clear fluids and water. Soak in a warm bath. Drink plenty of clear fluids and water.
Drink sufficient quantity of fluids which helps to thin the mucus in your throat. Suck on cough drops or hard candies.
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
Enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril
Drug : Olmesartan
Pharmacological Category : Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker, Antihypertensive
Therapeutic Indication : Hypertension
Dosage Forms :
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
Olmecip 40 Tablet may be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at about the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse.
Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. Dizziness, particularly after the first dose, is known to occur in some people. This may be associated with headache. Let your doctor know if this bothers you or does not go away.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.
USES OF OLMECIP TABLET
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart failure
- Prevention of heart attack and stroke
BENEFITS OF OLMECIP TABLET
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
In Heart failure
This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthily and keeping active) to help this medicine be effective. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.
In Prevention of heart attack and stroke
SIDE EFFECTS OF OLMECIP TABLET
Common side effects of Olmecip
- Flu-like symptoms
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Stomach pain
HOW TO USE OLMECIP TABLET
HOW OLMECIP TABLET WORKS
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild liver disease.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE OLMECIP TABLET?
FAQs ABOUT OLMECIP 40MG:
Q: How does OLMECIP 40MG work?
A: It is a type of blood pressure-lowering medicine called an angiotensin receptor blocker. It relaxes and widens your blood vessels.
Q: Is OLMECIP 40MG safe to take for a long time?
A: It is generally safe to take for a long time. In fact, it works best when you take it for a long time. Consult your doctor for advice.