OLMAT AM 40 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_HBP_1282 Category:

Generic : Olmesartan Medoxomil (40mg) + Amlodipine (5mg)

Treatment : Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure)

Pack size  : 15 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Micro Labs Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$6.80

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Olmat 40 AM Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure helps to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke in the future.

Olmat 40 AM Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It is important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medication work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle by being active, stopping smoking and eating low salt and low-fat diet.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will be monitored regularly and your kidney function may also need to be tested.

 

BENEFITS OF OLMAT AM TABLET

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Both of the medicines in this combination work to lower blood pressure but in different ways. Together they help to relax blood vessels and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

 

HOW TO USE OLMAT AM TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Olmat 40 AM Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW OLMAT AM TABLET WORKS

Olmat 40 AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan Medoxomil and Amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan Medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Olmat 40 AM Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olmat 40 AM Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olmat 40 AM Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Olmat 40 AM Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Olmat 40 AM Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Olmat 40 AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmat 40 AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
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Liver

CAUTION
Olmat 40 AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmat 40 AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Olmat 40 AM Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

 

Interaction with drugs

Using the below medicines along with Olmat 40 AM Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.

  • METOPROLOL
  • RAMIPRIL
  • HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE
  • ATORVASTATIN
  • SIMVASTATIN
  • SILDENAFIL
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • RITONAVIR
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PRIMIDONE
  • CYCLOSPORINE
  • TACROLIMUS
  • IBUPROFEN
  • ASPIRIN

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE OLMAT AM TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Olmat 40 AM Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Olmat AM

  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Upset stomach
  • Increased potassium level in blood

FAQ's

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Q. How long does it take for Olmat 40 AM Tablet to work?

You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olmat 40 AM Tablet. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine. Talk to your doctor in case you have any concerns regarding Olmat 40 AM Tablet, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.

Q. At what time of the day should you take Olmat 40 AM Tablet?

Your doctor may suggest to take your first dose before bedtime, considering that this medicine can make you feel dizzy. After the very first dose you can take Olmat 40 AM Tablet at any time of the day. It is important to take this medicine at the same time every day.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Olmat 40 AM Tablet?

Yes, the use of Olmat 40 AM Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from a lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. What are the other lifestyle changes I should make while using Olmat 40 AM Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Olmat 40 AM Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Olmat 40 AM Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. Can Olmat 40 AM Tablet cause weight gain?

No, Olmat 40 AM Tablet does not cause weight gain. However, in very rare cases, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss may occur. If a patient develops diarrhea while taking Olmat 40 AM Tablet and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, the doctor may suggest discontinuation of the medicine and recommend another medicine.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Olmat 40 AM Tablet?

The serious side effects of Olmat 40 AM Tablet include skin rash or itchiness, painful joints, fast heart beat, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. Serious side effects may also include aching, tender or weak muscles (not caused by exercise), and swelling of the hands, feet or ankles. Olmat 40 AM Tablet may also cause symptoms that may indicate high potassium levels in the blood, such as nausea, diarrhea, muscle weakness and change in heart rhythm. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

Q. Can Olmat 40 AM Tablet affect my fertility or sex life?

Some blood pressure medicines (including water pills like hydrochlorothiazide) may affect a man’s ability to gain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). However, it is thought that other blood pressure medicines can actually improve erectile dysfunction. If you are worried or notice some changes, talk to your doctor. There is no firm evidence which suggests any effect on the fertility of either men or women with the use of Olmat 40 AM Tablet.

Q. For how long do I need to take Olmat 40 AM Tablet? Is it safe to take long term?

You may have to take Olmat 40 AM Tablet life long. Olmat 40 AM Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Olmat 40 AM Tablet is generally considered safe to be taken for a long term. In some cases, long-term use may adversely affect the kidneys and the kidneys may not function as they should. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to check urea, creatinine and potassium levels to keep a track of how well your kidneys are working.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

Pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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