| Olmesmart 40
| Olmesartan Medoxomil
| Helios Pharmaceuticals
What is Olmesmart 40?
Olmesmart 40 containing the active ingredient olmesartan is considered an angiotensin II receptor antagonist type of medication. The medication blocks certain receptors to allow blood vessels to widen which cause less resistance in blood vessels and allow blood to flow easier. The tablets are mainly prescribed in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Closely monitoring your blood pressure levels can help prevent future heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems.
How is Olmesmart 40 used?
Olmesmart 40 is usually taken orally once daily or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a doctor as hypertension generally has no visible symptoms.
Patients using Olmesmart 40 may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Severe diarrhea
- Weight loss
- Cold and flu like symptoms
- Irregular heartbeat
- Trouble breathing
- Problems urinating
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Olmesmart 40 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.