| Olmesartan Medoxomil
What is Olmo-40?
Olmo-40 containing the active ingredient olmesartan medoxomil is considered an angiotensin II receptor antagonist type of medication. The medication will allow for easier blood flow throughout the body by relaxing blood vessels and lowering blood pressure. It can be used either alone or combined with other medications to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Lowering a patientís high blood pressure reduces the associated risks of heart failure, heart attacks, strokes or kidney failure.
How is Olmo-40 used?
Olmo-40 is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a drink of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. For maximum effectiveness, the doctor may start you on a low dose and gradually increase your dosage if needed.
Patients using Olmo-40 may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Change in amount of urine
- Severe diarrhea
- Cold or flu like symptoms
- Disturbances of the gut
- Excessive fatigue
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
The medication should only be used by patients above 5 years of age.
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.
Olmo-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.