Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil)
What is Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) used for?
Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) is an oral angiotensin II receptor agonist prescribed for the treatment of patients with hypertension. The medication works by relaxing blood vessels throughout the body and increasing the fluid volume of the blood to increase circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart. This can reduce the appearance of symptoms associated with high blood pressure such as faintness, severe headaches, tinnitus, or vision problems. Your doctor may prescribe the use of this medication along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil)?
Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) is normally prescribed to be taken once each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack may be suggested prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Avoid changing the form of the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as faintness, chest pain, increased heart rate, swelling of the hands or feet, or urinary retention. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, under the age of eighteen, who have a blockage of the bile ducts, or who have severely reduced liver or kidney function. It is also important to inform your doctor if you have atherosclerosis, renal artery stenosis, mitral valve stenosis, low fluid volume, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, severe heart failure, kidney disease, reduced kidney function, or reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.