Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil)
What is Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) used for?
Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) is an oral angiotensin II receptor agonist prescribed to treat hypertension. It operates by preventing the constriction of blood vessels in the body and increasing the fluid volume of blood making it easier for the heart to circulate the blood. This can prevent symptoms associated with hypertension such as severe headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, or fatigue. Your physician may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil)?
Always use Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) according to the instructions provided by your physician to get the best results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed to be taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil)?
Some patients using Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are faintness, severe stomach pain, diarrhea, increased heart rate, chest pain, urinary retention, or unusual swelling in the hands or feet. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that are worrying or intense to you to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications.
Do not begin using Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, children under the age of eighteen, or who have biliary obstruction, or severely reduced liver or kidney function. You are also recommended to inform your physician if you have mitral valve stenosis, renal artery stenosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, low fluid volume in the blood, low salt levels in the blood, severe heart failure, kidney disease, reduced kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may lead to unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Olmesmart (Olmesartan Medoxomil). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.