Olsar 40 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attacks and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.
Olsar 40 Tablet may be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at about the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse.
Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.
BENEFITS OF OLSAR TABLET
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Olsar 40 Tablet lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. It 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.
In Heart failure
Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen, and other parts of your body. Olsar 40 Tablet lowers your blood pressure which makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and is, therefore, effective treatment for heart failure.
This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthily and keeping active) to help this medicine be effective. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.
In Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Olsar 40 Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Keep taking this medicine regularly.
HOW TO USE OLSAR 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. Olsar 40 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW OLSAR TABLET WORKS
Olsar 40 Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.
Olsar 40 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olsar 40 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.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olsar 40 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Olsar 40 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Olsar 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olsar 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Olsar 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olsar 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild liver disease.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Olsar Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
- Lithium carbonate : (SERIOUS)
- Enoxaparin : (SERIOUS)
- Nimesulide : (MODERATE)
- Indapamide : (MODERATE)
- Tamsulosin : (MODERATE)
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE OLSAR TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Olsar 40 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.
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 Olsar
- Flu-like symptoms
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Stomach pain
Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Olsar 40 Tablet?
Yes, the use of Olsar 40 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. How long does it take for Olsar 40 Tablet to work?
You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olsar 40 Tablet. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.
Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Olsar 40 Tablet?
Making lifestyle changes while taking Olsar 40 Tablet can boost your health. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having a heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of a heart attack.
Q. Does Olsar 40 Tablet have a diuretic?
Olsar 40 Tablet does not have a diuretic. Olsar 40 Tablet is a medicine used to lower high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). These medicines lower blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. When prescribed by a doctor, Olsar 40 Tablet can also be combined with a diuretic for providing additional benefit in the reduction of blood pressure.
Q. At what time of the day should you take Olsar 40 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 Olsar 40 Tablet at any time of the day. It is important to take this medicine at the same time every day.
Q. For how long do I need to take Olsar 40 Tablet? Is it safe to take long term?
You may have to take Olsar 40 Tablet life long. Olsar 40 Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Olsar 40 Tablet is generally considered safe to be taken for long term. In some cases, long-term use may adversely affect the kidneys and the kidneys may not function as they should. Therefore, to keep a track of how well your kidneys are working, your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to check urea, creatinine and potassium levels.
Q. Can Olsar 40 Tablet cause weight gain?
No, Olsar 40 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 Olsar 40 Tablet and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, then the doctor may advise the patient to discontinue it immediately and recommend another medicine.
Q. Can I take Olsar 40 Tablet before surgery?
Your doctor may advise you to stop taking Olsar 40 Tablet 24 hours before surgery. This is because Olsar 40 Tablet can further reduce your blood pressure when used with anesthetics. So, tell your doctor that you are taking Olsar 40 Tablet if you will be given general anesthetics (medicines that put you to sleep) or are scheduled to have any surgery.
Pack size – 10
Pack form – tablet
Weight – 6 (gms)
Dimensions – 3 (cm) x 10 (cm) x 1 (cm)
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.