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Drug Information

What is Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination used for?

Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination tablet is used for the treatment of hypertension.

Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination work?

In Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination, Amlodipine belongs to the class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. The drug acts by inhibiting the intake of calcium ions into the vascular smooth muscles, thereby relaxing the blood vessels. Thus, it helps in reducing the blood pressure.

Olmesartan belongs to the class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers. The drug acts by inhibiting the action certain receptors and relaxes the blood vessels. Thus, it helps in lowering the blood pressure and improving the blood supply.

How to take Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food.

If you miss a dose of Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination?

Drugs that interact with Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination include the following:

  • Aliskiren
  • Benazepril
  • Itraconazole
  • Rifampin
  • Simvastatin
  • Tizanidine
  • Trimethoprim

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination:

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Bloating
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Chest pain
  • Rash

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle weakness
  • Unusual sweating

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to take Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver, kidney, thyroid or any respiratory diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination

  1. How should Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination be stored?
  2. Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination should be stored at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination?
  4. Yes, it is advised to follow low-sodium diet while taking Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination.

  5. Can Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination be taken by obese patients?
  6. No, it is not advised to take Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination in obese patients, as it causes unusual weight gain.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination?
  8. Yes, it is advised to monitor blood pressure and electrolyte levels regularly while taking Amlodipine + Olmesartan combination.

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