Olmesartan & Metoprolol Succinate (ER) Tablets
HOW TO USE OMTEN-M TABLET ER
HOW OMTEN-M TABLET WORKS ER
Omten-M 50 Tablet ER is a medicine used for treating high blood pressure. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke. Early treatment with this medicine also improves chances of survival in patients of heart attack.
It is advised to take Olmesar-M 50 Tablet ER with food at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent levels of medicine in the blood. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.
Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, headache, decreased blood pressure, weakness, and increased potassium level in blood. It is advised to avoid potassium rich food and supplements while taking this medicine. It may cause dizziness, avoid driving or rise slowly from the sitting position. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, blood sugar level, kidney functioning, urea, or electrolytes level during the treatment.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.
USES OF OMTEN-M TABLET ER
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
BENEFITS OF OMTEN-M TABLET ER
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should also make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF OMTEN-M TABLET ER
Common side effects of Omten-M
- Flu-like symptoms
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Stomach pain
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE OMTEN-M ER TABLET?
What is the valid prescription?
In order for a prescription to be valid it must include: Patient Name (full name, no initials) Date prescription was written Drug Name (Brand name, Generic name if available) Drug Strength (How many mg, mEq, grams, etc.) Dosage Form (Tablets, Capsules, Ointment, Creams, Spray, etc.) Correct and Valid Directions (How often to take it and how to take it) Quantity to Dispense (number of capsules, tablets, packs, etc. & volume of liquids) Prescriber Signature (Doctors, dentists, etc.) DEA Number (required for controls) Prescriber address and phone number A lot of times, prescriptions are given back to patients because at least one of the above requirements were missing or invalid. If this happens, you would have to go back to your doctor's office to get it fixed. The best thing to do when your doctor writes your prescription, is to spend 1-2 minutes looking at your prescription to make sure everything looks good before going to the pharmacy. Sometimes it may be hard to read your doctor's handwriting. If that is the case, ask your doctor what he/she has written when you are handed your prescription and make sure the prescription has met the requirements.