This medication is often used in patients who are suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure). However, healthcare providers may also prescribe this medicine to treat other conditions not listed in this document. Decreasing high blood pressure helps to prevent kidney damage, heart attacks, strokes, and others. Olmesartan is the active ingredient of this medicine. Nevertheless, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as microcrystalline cellulose, talc, titanium dioxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and others. Olmesartan is known as an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) medicine. Olmesmart 40 mg is also effective in preserving kidney function in people with diabetes.
The manufacturer of Olmesmart 40 mg is Helios Pharmaceuticals.
How to Use Olmesmart 40 mg?
Administer the pill whole by mouth with a glass of water, preferably on an empty stomach. Do not use an alcoholic drink to swallow the tablet because it may increase your risk of side effects. It is not advised to crush, break, or chew the pill while swallowing because you may experience a bitter taste in your mouth. To decrease the risk of an upset stomach and nausea, you can administer this medicine with milk or light food. To get the most benefit from Olmesmart 40 mg, it is advised to use it at evenly spaced times.
Furthermore, your disease will not improve faster if you administer Olmesartan more often than is prescribed by the doctor. Your dosage may be adjusted by the doctor if you do not notice the desired result.
Measure carefully the dose with a special cup or spoon if you prefer the liquid form of this medicine. In case you are using a household teaspoon, you may get the wrong dose, which may also increase your risk of side effects. If you do not notice any improvements in your disease in the first week of treatment, contact a healthcare professional immediately.
Physicians usually prescribe different dosages for their patients. It depends on the severity of the medical condition, other medicines you may be using, age, and response to treatment. Do not use Olmesmart 40 mg if you are not sure what dosage is better for you or consult with a healthcare provider. Continue using this medicine even if you feel well because interrupting the treatment suddenly without a doctor’s recommendation may lead to a return of the symptoms. Hence, your disease may become difficult to treat.
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If you miss a dose, doctors recommend taking the dose as soon as possible. If it is too close to the time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose and resume the normal dosing schedule. You may experience severe side effects if you intend to administer an increased dose of Olmesartan to catch up.
If you administer more tablets than are prescribed by your doctor, an overdose may occur. Stop using this product if you experience any of the following symptoms. For example fainting, shortness of breath, severe dizziness, fast or pounding heartbeat, and others. Discuss with a healthcare provider for more details.
Side Effects of Olmesmart 40 mg
This medicine may give you some adverse reactions during treatment. Two factors that can provoke side effects are overdose and allergy. There are three types of side effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Dehydration is one factor that can cause mild side effects. Therefore, it is advised to drink plenty of water during treatment to diminish this problem. Check some examples below:
Moderate Side Effects
The following adverse effects usually are not dangerous for the patients. It means that they can continue safely using Olmesmart 40 mg even if experience any of them. Moreover, your physician may be able to help you to prevent or avoid side effects. Examples include:
- Flu-like symptoms
Severe Side Effects
If you administer an increased dose of Olmesartan, you may experience this category of side effects. However, if any of the following side effects appear, stop taking Olmesmart 40 mg and get medical help right away. Check below some examples:
- Stomach or chest pain
- Blood in urine
- Sore throat
- Muscle weakness
Consult a doctor if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects.
There are some drugs and substances that may interact with Olmesmart 40 mg. Therefore, other medicines may increase your risk of side effects or decrease the effectiveness of Olmesartan. That’s why it is advised to inform your doctor about all products that you are using before administering this medication. For example supplements, vitamins, herbal products, prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, and others. Check below some examples:
- Marijuana (cannabis)
- Potassium supplements
Discuss with a doctor before using Olmesmart 40 mg because this document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Furthermore, you should not stop, start, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because you may experience undesired results.
Tell your physician if you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or have any other allergies. Moreover, you should share your medical history with your doctor before taking Olmesartan. Examples include:
- High levels of potassium in the blood
- Kidney or liver disease
- Renal impairment or dysfunction
- Renal artery stenosis
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
Olmesartan may temporarily blur your vision or may make you drowsy or dizzy. Limit or avoid alcoholic beverages during treatment because the symptoms listed above may increase. In addition, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery until you can do it safely.
This medicine usually may be used during pregnancy with a physician’s approval only. Otherwise, it may harm you and your unborn baby. Discuss with a healthcare professional before breastfeeding because it is not known if Olmesartan passes into breast milk.
- It is recommended to store this medicine in dry and cool places away from direct sunlight. Hence, you should not keep Olmesmart 40 mg in the bathroom.
- Keep away Olmesartan from the reach of children and pets because it may be harmful to them.