Olkem H 20mg Tablet
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Olkem H Tablet contains a combination of two active ingredients - olmesartan and hydrochlorothiazide. This tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Olmesar H lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. It also helps the body to get rid of extra fluid by producing more urine. This combined action lowers the blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure. However, this should be accompanied by changes in lifestyle that will help lower your blood pressure (losing weight, giving up smoking, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink, reducing the amount of salt in your diet, and regular exercise like walking). Follow your doctors instructions and take this medicine in the exact dose and duration as prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine unless asked to do so by the doctor....
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|Contains||Hydrochlorothiazide(12.5 Mg),Olmesartan Medoxomil(20.0 Mg)|
|Uses||High blood pressure|
|Side effects||Headache, weakness, dizziness, chest pain, swelling of the legs, ankles, and hands|
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Uses of Olkem H 20mg Tablet
Olkem H Tablet is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).
Contraindications of Olkem H 20mg Tablet
- If you are allergic to olmesartan, hydrochlorothiazide, or any other ingredient of Olkem H Tablet.
- If you are allergic to other sulfonamide-derived medicines like sulfamethoxazole, sulfisoxazole. If you are not sure what these medicines are, please confirm with your doctor.
- If you have any kind of kidney or liver disease (yellowing of the skin and eyes, problems with drainge of the bile from the gallbladder).
- If you are more than 3 months pregnant.
- If you have diabetes, low potassium levels, low sodium levels, high calcium levels, or high uric acid levels in your body.
Side effects of Olkem H 20mg Tablet
- Chest pain
- Swelling of the legs, ankles, and hands
Precautions and Warnings of Olkem H 20mg Tablet
Can I take Olkem H Tablet during pregnancy?
Limited information is available on the safety of Olkem H Tablets during pregnancy. As a precautionary measure, the use of this Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy. If you become pregnant during this medicine or are planning on becoming pregnant, please take advice from your doctor.
Can I take Olkem H Tablet while breastfeeding?
There is limited information available about the effect of the Olkem H Tablet on human breastmilk. Therefore, to avoid any risks to the suckling baby, do not use this medicine during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Olkem H Tablet?
Olkem H Tablet may affect your ability to drive. If you experience dizziness or tiredness which may affect your ability to drive safely, it is suggested that you do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Olkem H Tablet?
- The consumption of alcohol with Olkem H Tablet is not recommended because of the risk of development of orthodynamic hypotension (low blood pressure that occurs when you stand up from a sitting or lying down position). ...
- You may experience dizziness after standing up, blurred vision, weakness, nausea, confusion, and fainting. Thus, the use of alcohol while taking the Olkem H Tablet is to be avoided.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are taking medicines called aliskiren or ACE-inhibitors (enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril), especially for diabetes-related kidney problems.
- You have liver, kidney problems or if you have had a recent kidney transplant
- .You have heart failure or problems with your heart valves or heart muscles.
- You are taking high doses of a medicine called diuretics or if you are on a low salt diet.
- You have problems with your adrenal glands (primary aldosteronism), diabetes, asthma, allergies, or an autoimmune disease called lupus erythematosus.
- You have had skin cancer or if you develop an unexpected skin lesion during the treatment.
- You experienced breathing or lung problems (including inflammation or fluid in the lungs)
- after taking hydrochlorothiazide in the past.
- You develop diarrhoea that is severe, continues for a long time, and causes weight loss.
- You notice a decrease in vision or eye pain.
- You develop symptoms like thirst, dryness of the mouth, muscle pain or cramps, low blood pressure, feeling weak, sluggish, tired, sleepy or restless, nausea, vomiting, less need to pass urine.
- You are due to have tests for parathyroid function.
- You are pregnant, you plan on becoming pregnant soon, or become pregnant during the course of the medicine.
Mode of Action of Olkem H 20mg Tablet
How Does It Work?
- Olmesar H contains two active substances that help to lower the blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure - olmesartan and hydrochlorothiazide.
- Olmesartan works by blocking a substance in the body that causes the blood vessels to tighten. The tightening of the blood vessels restricts proper blood flow and causes the blood pressure to increase. When this substance is blocked, the blood vessels relax and blood flow occurs easily. As a result, the blood pressure is lowered. ...
- Hydrochlorothiazide helps the body to get rid of extra fluid by making your kidneys produce more urine. This leads to a reduction in the blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Olkem H 20mg Tablet
- Take this medicine as a whole with sufficient water.
- Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not consume more than the prescribed dose.
- Do not discontinue the medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.
Interactions of Olkem H 20mg Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Olkem H Tablet works, or Olmesar H itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Olkem H Tablet should not be used along with medicines containing lithium, ACE-inhibitors (captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, benazepril, fosinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (azilsartan, fimasartan), aliskiren, medicines affecting potassium levels (potassium-sparing diuretics like spironolactone, potassium supplements, salt substitutes containing potassium, other medicinal products that may increase potassium levels like heparin), and bile acid sequestering agent colesevelam....
- Especially if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, abnormal heart rhythm, abnormal cholesterol levels, skeletal muscle relaxants, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, immunomodulatory medicines or medicines for the brain-related disorder...
Storage and disposal of Olkem H 20mg Tablet
- Store in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Olkem H 20mg Tablet
Symptoms of overdose of Olkem H Tablet include dehydration, altered electrolyte levels, decreased heart rate, decreased blood pressure, etc. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital....
Missed a Dose
You should never miss your dose of medicines. However, if you missed any dose of the medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is essential hypertension (high blood pressure) and what are its causes?
A: Essential hypertension is high blood pressure that does not have a medical cause but rather occurs due to family heredity, excessive weight, unhealthy diet, or stress.
Q: How often should I take Olkem H Tablets?
A: Olkem H Tablet should be taken at the same dose and same frequency exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on how long you should continue to take this medicine. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q: What food and drinks should I avoid if I am taking medicines for high blood pressure?
A: You should avoid salty foods, sugary foods, sugary drinks, alcohol, saturated fats, condiments, processed and pre-packaged foods, and caffeine.
Q: What are the side effects that can occur with the use of Olkem H Tablet?
A: You may experience side effects of Olkem H Tablet such as headache, weakness, dizziness, chest pain, or swelling of the legs, ankles, and hands. These side effects are usually mild and will go away in some time. However, if the symptoms do not go away, please visit your doctor.
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