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Olmegard-AM Tablet

Manufactured byEMCURE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsS-Amlodipine (2.5 mg) + Olmesartan (20 mg)
Description

Olmegard-AM Tablet is a combination medicine used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Olmegard-AM Tablet

  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Blood in urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased urination
  • Skin rash
  • Heartburn
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest tightness
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Blurred vision
  • Back pain
  • Trouble sleeping

Uses of Olmegard-AM Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to S-amlodipine, olmesartan, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Aliskiren

Coadministration of aliskiren and this combination medicine is not recommended due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. This risk is especially higher in the elderly population and in patients with diabetes and kidney diseases.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hypotension

Use of this medicine may increase the risk of hypotension, especially in patients with volume depletion. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hyperkalemia

This medicine may increase potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). This may cause serious side effects such as fatal cardiac rhythm irregularities. It is advised to avoid potassium-rich foods (potatoes, bananas) and other medicines that may increase potassium levels (potassium-sparing diuretics and potassium supplements) during treatment with this medicine.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving and operating machines

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Dexamethasone

Itraconazole

Rifampicin

Captopril

Insulin

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines

Disease interactions

Congestive heart failure

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with congestive heart failure since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood pressure, electrolytes level, and heart function are recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised or prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
S-amlodipine relaxes the heart muscles and the blood vessels. Olmesartan relaxes the blood vessels and promotes a smooth flow of blood. Their combination is thus effective in lowering the blood pressure.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Angiotensin receptor blockers, Antihypertensive combinations, Calcium channel blocking agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Olmesartan: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 8 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a603006.html

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 8 March 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/33000

Amlodipine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 7 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a692044.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Jun 2019

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