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Olmesartan Medoxomil Tablets IP. 20 mg

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HOW TO USE OLSTAN TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Olstan 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW OLSTAN TABLET WORKS
Olstan 20mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes the blood vessel by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.

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INTRODUCTION

Olstan 20mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attacks and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.

Olstan 20mg Tablet may be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at about the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. Dizziness, particularly after the first dose, is known to occur in some people. This may be associated with headache. Let your doctor know if this bothers you or does not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.


USES OF OLSTAN TABLET

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart failure
  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke

BENEFITS OF OLSTAN TABLET

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Olstan 20mg Tablet lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. It 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.

In Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen, and other parts of your body. Olstan 20mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure which makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and is, therefore, effective treatment for heart failure.

This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthily and keeping active) to help this medicine be effective. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Olstan 20mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Keep taking this medicine regularly.

SIDE EFFECTS OF OLSTAN TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Olstan

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach pain

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
Olstan 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olstan 20mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olstan 20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Olstan 20mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Olstan 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olstan 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
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Liver

CAUTION
Olstan 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olstan 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild liver disease.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE OLSTAN TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Olstan 20mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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