OLMESAR 20mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for OLMESAR 20mg Tablet 10's

What is OLMESAR?

  • OLMESAR contains Olmesartan which belong to a group of medicines called angiotensin-II receptor antagonists
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What OLMESAR is used for?

  • It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure (‘hypertension’) in adults and in children and adolescents aged 6 -18 years
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

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

  • are allergic to Olmesartan or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • suffer from kidney problems or liver problems
  • have increased levels of potassium in your blood
  • heart failure or problems with your heart valves or heart muscle
  • have your problems with your adrenal glands
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  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • As it may cause serious harm to your baby if used after the third month of pregnancy, and not recommended for mothers who are breast-feeding
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  • OLMESAR are not recommended for children from 1 year to less than 6 years
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  • 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
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Please tell your doctor if you are taking medicines such as,

  • ACE-inhibitor or aliskiren
  • 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)
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicines (medicines used to relieve pain, swelling and other symptoms of inflammation, including arthritis)
  • colesevelam hydrochloride, a drug that lowers the level of cholesterol in your blood, as the effect of Olmesartan may be decreased
  • certain antacids (indigestion remedies), as the effect of Olmesartan Tablets can be slightly decreased
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • The recommended starting dose is one 10mg tablet once a day
  • However, if your blood pressure is not controlled, your doctor may decide to change your dose up to 20 or 40mg once a day or prescribe additional medicines
  • In patients with mild to moderate kidney disease, your dose will not be higher than 20mg once a day
  • The tablets can be taken with or without food. Swallow the tablets with a sufficient amount of water (e.g. one glass)
  • The tablet should be swallowed whole and not chewed

Use in children and adolescents from 6 to less than 18 years of age

  • The recommended starting dose is 10mg once daily
  • If the patient’s blood pressure is not adequately controlled, the doctor may decide to change the dose up to 20 or 40mg once a day
  • In children who weigh less than 35kg, the dose will not be higher than 20mg once a day

If you take more OLMESAR

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

If you forget to take OLMESAR

  • 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 OLMESAR

  • It is important to continue to take OLMESAR Tablets unless your doctor tells you to stop
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

COMMON

UNCOMMON

RARE

VERY RARE

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea, diarrhoea
  • indigestion, stomach 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
  • swelling of ankles, feet, legs, hands or arms
  • blood in the urine
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  • breathing problems as well as a rapid fall of blood pressure that may even lead to fainting (anaphylactic reactions)
  • swelling of the face
  • vertigo
  • weakness
  • feeling unwell
  • muscular pain
  • skin rash
  • allergic skin rash
  • itching, exanthema (skin eruption), skin lumps (wheals)
  • angina (pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest)
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  • lack of energy
  • muscle cramps
  • impaired kidney function, kidney failure
  • some changes in blood test results have also been seen. These include increased potassium levels (hyperkalaemia) and increased levels of compounds related to kidney function
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  • swelling of the face, mouth and/or larynx (voice box) together with itching and rash may occur during treatment with OLMESAR
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STORAGE

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature 15ºC to 25ºC
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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