OLSAVAS 40MG TABLET 10'S

Hypertension Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

OLSAVAS 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.  

OLSAVAS 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 OLSAVAS or at regular intervals along with the treatment.

OLSAVAS 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.

OLSAVAS 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). OLSAVAS should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above).

The most common side effects of taking OLSAVAS are dizziness, nausea, headache, diarrhoea and stomach pain. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.

USES OF OLSAVAS

Used in adults, children and adolescents (aged 6 to 18 years):

  • To treat high blood pressure

HOW OLSAVAS WORKS

OLSAVAS relaxes blood vessels and thus lowers blood pressure by blocking the effects of Angiotensin II (a substance produced in the body which causes the narrowing of blood vessels).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take OLSAVAS as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you based on your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF OLSAVAS

COMMON

  • dizziness, headache
  • nausea
  • nose bleeding (in children)
  • stomach pain, diarrhoea
  • gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
  • tiredness
  • sore throat, cough
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • bronchitis
  • flu-like symptoms (Ex. fever, chills, cough, runny nose)
  • pain in the chest, back, bones or joints
  • urinary tract infections, blood in the urine
  • swelling of ankles, feet, legs, hands or arms

UNCOMMON

  • rapid allergic reactions that may cause breathing problems, rapid fall of blood pressure that may even lead to fainting (anaphylactic reactions)
  • feeling of spinning (vertigo)
  • vomiting
  • feeling unwell, weakness
  • muscular pain
  • allergic skin rash, itching
  • exanthema (skin eruption)
  • skin lumps (wheals)
  • signs of low platelet count (include easy bruising or prolonged bleeding from cuts)

RARE

  • lack of energy
  • muscle cramps
  • impaired kidney function or kidney failure
  • signs of high potassium levels in the blood (muscle spasms or abnormal heart rhythm)

Stop taking OLSAVAS and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • allergic reactions (signs include swelling of the face, mouth and/or larynx (voice box), itching and rash)
  • reduced blood pressure in susceptible individuals or because of allergic reaction which could cause severe light-headedness or fainting (more often in older people)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Drink ample amount of water and avoid skipping meals. Get adequate rest. Try to be relaxed and stress free. Apply pain relieving balm on your forehead if necessary. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Nausea or vomiting:

Stick to simple meals while taking this medicine. Avoid eating oily rich, fried or spicy foods. Do not lie down or sleep immediately after eating. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Diarrhea:

Drink lot of fluids, such as water to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid eating high-fat or spicy foods. Try to avoid taking any medicine on your own to treat diarrhea and consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller meals more frequently. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, consult your doctor.

Tiredness:

Drink plenty of fluid and eat a balanced diet and frequent meals. Do regular minimal exercise and follow a regular sleep schedule. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

OLSAVAS is not recommended in early pregnancy and must not be taken when more than 3 months pregnant, as it may cause serious harm to the baby if used after the third month of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking OLSAVAS.

BREASTFEEDING

OLSAVAS is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may choose another treatment especially if you want to breastfeed when your baby is a newborn or born prematurely. Consult your doctor for advice before taking OLSAVAS.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or sleepy after taking OLSAVAS. Consult your doctor before taking OLSAVAS.

KIDNEY

OLSAVAS should be taken with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking OLSAVAS.

LIVER

OLSAVAS is not recommended for use in patients with jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). It should be used with caution in patients having liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking OLSAVAS.

ALLERGY

OLSAVAS is not recommended for use if you are allergic to Olmesartan or any other ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

OLSAVAS should be taken with caution in patients with heart failure or problems with heart valves or heart muscles. Consult your doctor before taking OLSAVAS.

OTHERS

OLSAVAS is not recommended for use if you:

  • problems with the drainage of the bile from the gallbladder ((biliary obstruction Ex. gallstones)

Before taking OLSAVAS, inform your doctor if you:

  • severe vomiting, diarrhoea or if you are on a low salt diet
  • take high doses of diuretics for the treatment
  • problems with adrenal glands
  • increased levels of potassium in the blood

Use in pediatrics:

OLSAVAS is not recommended for use in children (below 6 years of age) and should be used with caution in children and adolescents (6-18 years of age). Your child’s doctor may adjust the dose based on the body weight of the child. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

OLSAVAS should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above).  Consult your doctor before taking OLSAVAS.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking OLSAVAS, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • aliskiren or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (Ex. enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril) and diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide (used to treat high blood pressure)
  • potassium supplements and potassium-containing salt substitutes that rise the potassium level in the body
  • heparin (medicine used to prevent blood clots)
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ex. aspirin, ibuprofen) (used to treat pain and inflammation)
  • lithium (used to treat some types of depression)
  • colesevelam (lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood)
  • antacids like magnesium hydroxide, calcium carbonate (medicines used to treat indigestion and heartburn)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of OLSAVAS, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Overdosage symptoms of OLSAVAS are low blood pressure, fast heart rate, slow heart rate (bradycardia) if vagal nerve stimulation occurs.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Olmesartan
Pharmacological Category :   Angiotensin receptor blockers
Therapeutic Indication :   Hypertension
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • keep OLSAVAS out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT OLSAVAS

Can OLSAVAS be used to treat high blood pressure?

OLSAVAS can be considered a drug of choice for high blood pressure. It contains olmesartan which helps to relax the blood vessels and then normalize the blood pressure. Although OLSAVAS can treat high blood pressure, your doctor might treat you with other drugs depending upon your condition.

Can OLSAVAS be given to children and adolescents?

OLSAVAS 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). Your child’s doctor may adjust the dose based on the child's body weight. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.

What happens if I stop taking OLSAVAS?

Do not stop taking OLSAVAS without talking to your doctor first. Stopping this medicine suddenly can cause your blood pressure to spike up and may increase the risk for heart attack, heart failure or stroke.

Can OLSAVAS be taken by patients with kidney problems?

OLSAVAS should be taken with caution in patients with kidney problems. Your doctor may monitor your kidney function test before and during treatment with this medicine to prevent the risk of kidney damage or any unusual effects due to the accumulation of medicine in the body.

What precautions do I need to follow while taking OLSAVAS?

Patients taking OLSAVAS must inform their doctor about their pre-existing disease conditions like kidney, heart or liver problems. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms after taking OLSAVAS.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Drugs Affecting Renin Angiotensin System. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Eighth edition. 2019. Page –535-538.

2. Xiaoshen Zhang, Han Zhang, Yuxia Ma, Wenliang Che and Michael R. Hamblin. Management of Hypertension Using Olmesartan Alone or in Combination. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubMed Central. June 2017. [Accessed on 19th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5446820/

3. Kazuomi Kario, Ikuo Saito, Toshio Kushiro, Satoshi Teramukai, Mai Yaginuma, Yoshihiro Mori, Yasuyuki Okuda, Fumiaki Kobayashi and Kazuyuki Shimada. Persistent olmesartan-based blood pressure–lowering effects on morning hypertension in Asians: the HONEST study. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubMed Central. May 2016. [Accessed on 19th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4865473/

4. Accord Healthcare Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in February 2022] [Accessed on 19th May 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7987.pdf

5. Daiichi Sankyo. U.S. Food & Drug Administration [Revised in May 2011] [Accessed on 19th May 2022] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/021286s020lbl.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Kidney function test
  • Electrolyte panel

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    OLMESARTAN 40MG
    Hsn Code
    30049079
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