Olmesartan Medoxomil and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets
HOW TO USE OSARTEN H TABLET
HOW OSARTEN H TABLET WORKS
Osarten H 12.5mg/40mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It helps to control high blood pressure in different ways. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
You can take Osarten H 12.5mg/40mg Tablet with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Try to take it at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells you not to. It contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more so, it is best to avoid taking this medicine within four hours of going to bed. Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it even if you feel well. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms and if you stop taking it your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.
The most common side effect is dizziness. Other side effects include weakness, headache, tiredness, chest pain, and edema. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this drug. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. It may occasionally lead to an increase in pressure in your eye and lead to permanent eye damage if not treated. Make sure you read the leaflet that comes with your medicines and tell your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. It may be possible to adjust your dose or try a different medicine.
This drug is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding and you should ask your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver disease, heart trouble or diabetes. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may cause side effects.
USES OF OSARTEN H TABLET
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
BENEFITS OF OSARTEN H TABLET
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
SIDE EFFECTS OF OSARTEN H TABLET
Common side effects of Osarten H
- Edema (swelling)
- Chest pain
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE OSARTEN H 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.