Olmo (Olmesartan Medoxomil)
What is Olmo (Olmesartan Medoxomil) used for?
Olmo-40 (Olmesartan Medoxomil) is an oral angiotensin II receptor agonist prescribed to treat patients with hypertension. The medication relaxes blood vessels in the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Olmo (Olmesartan Medoxomil)?
The correct dosage while using Olmo-40 (Olmesartan Medoxomil) will be determined by your physician based on your current health condition and your symptom severity. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once daily along with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. It is not suggested to alter the form of the medication by crushing or splitting the tablets as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Olmo (Olmesartan Medoxomil)?
Olmo-40 (Olmesartan Medoxomil) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any severe side effects such as faintness, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, trouble breathing, urinary retention, chronic diarrhea, or unusual swelling. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Olmo-40 (Olmesartan Medoxomil) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, if the patient is a child under the age of eighteen, if you have biliary obstruction, severely decreased liver function, or severely decreased kidney function. It is also important to disclose if you are elderly or have renal artery stenosis, mitral valve stenosis, aortic stenosis, low sodium levels, low fluid volumes, severe heart failure, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, athersclerosis,kidney disease, reduced kidney function, or reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Olmo-40 (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.