OLMETUS 40MG TABLET contains Olmesartan which belongs to the group of medicines called Angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults, children and adolescents (from aged 6 years to less than 18 years).
Hypertension is a condition in which the force of the blood against the blood vessel walls is too high which is characterized by headache, irregular heartbeat, vision changes, feeling of overtiredness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, anxiety and chest pain
Your doctor may advice you to take regular exercise such as walking or swimming, low salt diet, giving up smoking and alcohol drinking, which helps to reduce blood pressure effectively during treatment with this medicine.
OLMETUS 40MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney, liver or heart problems. Your doctor may check your kidney function test, blood pressure and the amount of electrolytes (Ex. potassium) in your body prior to the treatment with OLMETUS 40MG TABLET or at regular intervals along with the treatment.
OLMETUS 40MG TABLET is not recommended in early pregnancy and must not be taken when more than 3 months pregnant. It is also not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
OLMETUS 40MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children (below 6 years of age) and should be used with caution in children and adolescents (6 to 18 years of age). OLMETUS 40MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above).
The most common side effects of taking OLMETUS 40MG TABLET are dizziness, nausea, headache, diarrhoea and stomach pain. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.