Olmesartan Medoxomil 20, 40 mg Tablets
Olmesartan Medoxomil Tablets belong to a group of medications called 'anti-hypertensives' primarily used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure is a chronic (long-term) condition in which blood pressure is elevated persistently at higher-than-normal levels. If left untreated, this condition can increase the risk of heart-related diseases like heart attack, heart failure, stroke, irregular heartbeat, and other complications.
Olmesartan Medoxomil Tablets contains ‘Olmesartan medoxomil’ which is a prodrug and is hydrolyzed to olmesartan during absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. It is an angiotensin-II receptor blocker (ARB) that narrows the blood vessels increasing the blood pressure, therefore blocking angiotensin can result in the widening of the narrowed blood vessels. This effect allows the blood to flow more smoothly in the blood vessels.
Can I stop taking this tablet when my blood pressure is under control?
You should not discontinue using it without consulting your doctor. The doctor may monitor your blood pressure for at least two weeks before reducing the dose and gradually stopping the medicine.
Can I take this medicine before surgery?
Please inform your doctor before surgery if you are taking this composition as it needs to be stopped because it might lower the blood pressure further if taken along with general anesthesia.
Is it safe to take it during pregnancy?
This tablet is a category C medicine that may cause harmful effects on the fetus. So, it is not recommended to use in pregnant women.
What if I miss a dose of medicine?
If it is less than 2 hours since the missed dose, take the medicine. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, do not double the dose. Take the next dose as usual at a fixed time.