Olmesartan Medoxomil 20,40 & Amlodipine 5 mg & Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 Tablets
Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets belongs to a group of medications called 'anti-hypertensives' primarily used for lowering high blood pressure (hypertension) by removing extra fluid (electrolytes) from the body. High blood pressure is a chronic condition in which the blood's force against the artery wall is high. As a result, it increases the risk of heart-related diseases like heart attack, heart failure, stroke, irregular heartbeat, and other complications.
Olmesartan Medoxomil + Amlodipine + Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets is a combination of three medicines: Olmesartan medoximil, Amlodipine, and Hydrochlorothiazide. Olmesartan medoximil is a prodrug and breaks down into active form, i.e., olmesartan once absorbed in the GIT (Gastrointestinal tract). An angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) blocks the hormone angiotensin, thereby relaxing and widening the narrowed blood vessels. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker; it reduces the heart's workload and makes it more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic or water pill that removes extra water/fluid and certain electrolyte overload from the body. Together, this composition lowers fluid overload, raises blood pressure, improves blood flow, and reduces the future risk of a heart attack and stroke.
How long can this medicine be taken?
It can be safely taken as long as your doctor prescribes it. Conditions such as high blood pressure are life-long conditions, and one should not abruptly discontinue it without discussing it with a doctor. Discontinuing medication may lead to increased blood pressure and a high risk of heart attack and stroke.
Does intake of this medicine affect fertility?
It's unlikely that it affects fertility in men or women. However, in some cases, some water pills like hydrochlorothiazide may lead to erectile dysfunction. For the best advice, please consult your doctor.
Can I take this tablet before surgery?
Please inform your doctor before surgery if you are taking this medicine as it needs to be stopped because it might lower the blood pressure further if taken along with local anaesthesia.
In which condition should I avoid taking this composition?
Do not use it if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or unable to urinate. If you have diabetes and taking it with other blood pressure-lowering pills like 'aliskiren', immediately stop taking both together and consult a doctor.