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Olkem 20mg Tablet

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
15 Tablet(s) in Strip
164.82*
MRP 201.00
15% OFF
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Olmesartan Medoxomil(20.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE

Medical Description

Olkem 20mg Tablet contains Olmesartan medoxomil, an anti-hypertensive. It is used to treat high blood pressure. It should be taken as directed by your doctor. Take it in the dose and duration as presc...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
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uses

Uses of Olkem 20mg Tablet

Olkem 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
contraindications

Contraindications of Olkem 20mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Olmesartan medoxomil or any other ingredients of Olkem 20mg Tablet
  • If you are pregnant for over 3-months
  • If you are suffering from jaundice
  • If you have diabetes
  • If you have problems with your gallbladder
  • If you have any kidney disease
  • If you are using any medicine containing aliskiren
sideEffects

Side effects of Olkem 20mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Tiredness
  • Body pain, chest pain
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Cough
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling
  • Blood in the urine
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Olkem 20mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Olkem 20mg Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine may cause harmful effects in the unborn baby and it should be avoided. Consult your doctor before using any medicine during pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Olkem 20mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine is not recommended during breastfeeding, as it is unknown if it passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before using any medicine while breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Olkem 20mg Tablet?
A:
This medicine may make you dizzy. You need to be cautious while driving or operating machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Olkem 20mg Tablet?
A:
It is unsafe for you to consume alcohol while on treatment with Olkem 20mg Tablet.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from any heart diseases
  • You have problems with your kidney or liver
  • You have diarrhoea, vomiting
  • You are on treatment with high doses of water tablets (furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide)
  • You are on a low-salt diet
  • Your doctor has told you that you have high blood potassium levels
  • You have problems with your adrenal glands
  • You are taking other medicines to treat high blood pressure like Ramipril, Lisinopril, Aliskiren, etc
  • Olkem 20mg Tablet is not recommended for children below the age of 6 years
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Olkem 20mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

This medicine works by blocking a substance in the body that causes the blood vessels to tighten, thus relaxing blood vessels and allowing the blood to flow easily.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Olkem 20mg Tablet

Take this tablet as directed by the physician. Swallow it whole with a glass of water or milk. It can be taken with or without food. Do not break, crush or chew the medicine. It is essential to take i...
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interactions

Interactions of Olkem 20mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Before starting Olkem 20mg Tablet, inform your doctor about all the medicines you take, including herbal, vitamins & mineral supplements.
  • This medicine, when taken with other antihypertensive medications like benazepril, captopril, lisinopril, may alter its effects.
  • Concomitant use along with medicine used in heart diseases and high blood pressure like perindopril, candesartan, aliskiren may increase the risk of side effects with this medicine.
  • Concomitant use of this medicine along with potassium supplements, medications like amiloride, spironolactone is not recommended, as it may lead to increased potassium levels in the blood.
  • Medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, etc may lead to kidney failure when taken together with this medicine.
  • Lithium should not be taken simultaneously with this medicine.
  • This medicine should be taken at least 4 hours before Colesevelam (used to reduce cholesterol and fatty substances in the blood).

Interactions with food items

Olkem 20mg Tablet can be taken either before or after your meals.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Olkem 20mg Tablet

Olkem 20mg Tablet should be stored at room temperature, protected from moisture and heat. Keep it out of the reach and sight of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Olkem 20mg Tablet

Overdose

  • Overdose of this medicine may lead to low blood pressure (symptoms include dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness, blurred vision, etc). Seek urgent medical help if you experience any such symptom or feel...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Olkem 20mg Tablet?

A: Olkem 20mg Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure.

Q: What lifestyle changes should I make to control high blood pressure?

  • You should plan your diet, consume a balanced diet which has proteins, whole grain fibrous fruits and vegetables
  • Limit carbohydrate, salt and sugar intake
  • Exercise regularly and reduce weight
  • Avoid smoking or drinking
  • Consult your doctor before starting any diet or food habits

Q: What does Olkem 20mg Tablet contain?

A: Olkem 20mg Tablet is an antihypertensive medicine containing Olmesartan medoxomil as its active ingredient.

Q: Should Olkem 20mg Tablet be taken with or without food?

A: Olkem 20mg Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food.
Last Updated on: 19 Mar 2021 | 04:11 PM (IST)
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