Olkem AM 20mg Tablet 15'S

Hypertension Rx required
15 Tablet(s) in a Strip Mfr: Alkem Laboratories Ltd Country of Origin: NA
M.R.P.: Rs.209.50

What is OLKEM?

  • OLKEM contains combination of Amlodipine Besylate and Olmesartan
  • Amlodipine tablets belongs to a group of medicines called calcium antagonists
  • Olmesartan belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. They lower blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels
Therapeutic Uses
Warning & Precautions
Directions & For Use
Side Effects
More Information

What OLKEM is used for?

It is used to treat

  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • chest pain due to narrowing of the blood vessels of the heart muscle (angina pectoris) or the rarer form of chest pain caused by cramping of the blood vessels of the heart muscle called Prinzmetal or variant angina.

Talk to Doctor

Pregnancy & Breast Feeding

Children & Adolescents

Driving & Using Machines

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to Amlodipine, Olmesartan or to any other ingredients of its medicine
  • are suffering from heart conditions
  • suffer from chest pain at rest or with minimal effort (unstable angina pectoris)
  • have severe low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • suffer from severe increase in blood pressure (Hypertensive crisis)
  • have liver or kidney problems
  • are giving this medicine to a child under 18 years of age
  • are elderly, your doctor may monitor you closely
  • suffer from yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) or problems with drainage of the bile from the gallbladder (biliary obstruction e.g. gallstones)
  • have diabetes or impaired kidney function
  • If you think you might be pregnant or breast feeding or are planning to get pregnant, you must tell your doctor before you take OLKEM tablets
  • The safety of OLKEM in human pregnancy has not been established. OLKEM has been shown to pass into breast milk in small amounts
  • OLKEM has not been studied in children under the age of 6 years
  • OLKEM should only be used for hypertension in children and adolescents from 6 years to 17 years of age
  • You may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated for your high blood pressure. If this happens, do not drive or use machines until the symptoms wear off. Ask your doctor for advice

Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • medicines that can lower blood pressure (e.g. verapamil, diltiazem)
  • ketoconazole and itraconazole (antifungal medicines used to treat skin and fungal infections)
  • clarithromycin, erythromycin and telithromycin, rifampicin, rifabutin (antibiotics)
  • nefazodone, medicine to treat depression
  • john’s wort, herbal medicine for depression
  • dexamethasone (corticosteroid used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis)
  • dantrolene (infusion for severe body temperature abnormalities)
  • tacrolimus (medicine used to alter the way your immune system works)
  • simvastatin (cholesterol lowering medicine)
  • cyclosporine (an immunosuppressant)
  • phenobarbital, phenytoin and carbamazepine (medicines for epilepsy)
  • ritonavir, Indinavir, Nelfinavir, Nevirapine (antiviral medicine used to treat HIV and AIDS)
  • sildenafil (medicine for impotence)
  • potassium supplements, a salt substitute which contains potassium, water tablets (diuretics) or heparin (for thinning the blood)
  • lithium (a medicine used to treat mood swings and some types of depression) used at the same time as OLKEM Tablets may increase the toxicity of lithium
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicines (medicines used to relieve pain, swelling and other symptoms of inflammation, including arthritis) used at the same time as OLKEM Tablets may increase the risk of kidney failure and the effect of Olmesartan can be decreased by NSAIDs
  • colesevelam hydrochloride, a drug that lowers the level of cholesterol in your blood, as the effect of OLKEM Tablets may be decreased
  • certain antacids (indigestion remedies), as the effect of OLKEM Tablets
  • ACE-inhibitor (for example enalapril, lisinopril, Ramipril)

Always take OLKEM tablets exactly as your doctor has told you.

Methods and routes of administration

  • You should take this medicine at the same time each day with a drink of water
  • OLKEM Tablets can be taken with or without food
  • Swallow the tablets with an enough water (e.g. one glass)
  • The recommended starting dose is one 10 mg tablet once a day. However, if your blood pressure is not controlled, your doctor may decide to change your dose up to 20 or 40 mg once a day, or prescribe additional medicines
  • In patients with mild to moderate kidney disease, your dose will not be higher than 20 mg once a day


  • The usual starting dose is 5 mg once daily. If necessary, your doctor may increase the dose to 10 mg once daily

 Use in children and adolescents (6 -17 years old)

  • The recommended usual starting dose is 2.5 mg a day. The maximum recommended dose is 5 mg a day
  • It is important to keep taking the tablets. Do not wait until your tablets are finished before seeing your doctor
  • OLKEM Tablets 2.5 mg is not currently available and the 2.5 mg dose cannot be obtained with OLKEM tablets 5 mg and 10 mg as these tablets are not manufactured to break into two equal halves

Elderly patients

  • There is no special dosage for the elderly; however, care must be taken when the dose is increased

If you have kidney problems

  • The normal dosage is recommended. OLKEM Tablets cannot be removed from the blood by dialysis (artificial kidney). OLKEM tablets should be administered with caution to patients undergoing dialysis

If you have liver problems

  • Your doctor will decide if this medicine is suitable for you and the correct dose for you to take 

If you take more OLKEM Tablets

  • If you take more tablets than you should or if a child accidentally swallows some, go to your doctor or nearest emergency department immediately and take your medicine pack with you

If you forget to take OLKEM Tablets

  • If you forget a dose, take your normal dose on the following day as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet

If you stop taking OLKEM Tablets

  • It is important to continue to take Olmesartan unless your doctor tells you to stop
Very Rare

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effect, although not everybody gets them.

  • Allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, mouth and/or larynx (voice box) together with itching and rash may occur
  • Severe light-headedness or fainting
  • swelling of your legs or ankles
  • tiredness, extreme sleepiness
  • stomach pain, nausea
  • dizziness
  • flushing (hot or warm feeling in your face)
  • arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • muscle rigidity, tremor and/or abnormal muscle movement.
  • edema (fluid retention)
  • stomach upsets or ache
  • gastroenteritis, tiredness, sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • bronchitis, flu-like symptoms, cough, pain, pain in the chest, back, bones or joints,
  • infection of the urinary tract,
  • blood in the urine
  • swelling of the face, vertigo, vomiting, weakness, feeling unwell, muscular pain
  • allergic skin rash, itching, exanthema (skin eruption), skin lumps (wheals)
  • angina (pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest)
  • lack of energy, muscle cramps, impaired kidney function, kidney failure
  • a heart attack or your angina may get worse


Additional Information

Taking OLKEM tablets with food and drink

  • Grapefruit juice and grapefruit should not be consumed by people who are taking OLKEM tablets. This is because grapefruit and grapefruit juice can lead to an increase in the blood levels of the active ingredient OLKEM, which can cause an unpredictable increase in the blood pressure lowering effect of OLKEM
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store below (15-25°C)
  • Protect from moisture
  • Keep in dry place

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.



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