The drug Olmesartan Medoxomil is primarily used to treat high blood pressure levels. It works by preventing the effect of the angiotensen II hormone. This hormone results in blood vessel contraction, which results in higher pressure of the blood. Olmesartan Medoxomil works by helping blood vessels to relax and expand, thereby lowering blood pressure.
Olmesartan Medoxomil can be prescribed with diuretic medications, which help the body get rid of extra water. One of the combinations includes the HCT varieties of the Olmesartan Medoxomil medicine. This contains Hydrochlorothiazide, which enhances output of water from the body by way of urine. Both when prescribed in combination provide a more powerful beneficial action when compared to just Olmesartan Medoxomil.
Many patients stop taking Olmesartan Medoxomil when they start to feel good. This should not happen. Instead, regular intake of these active pharmaceutical ingredients is essential to get the real benefits of reduced blood pressure. Typically, blood pressure takes time to show positive results of declining. Hence, it is advisable to continue taking Olmesartan Medoxomil even once the patient feels good.
The ideal dosage of Olmesartan Medoxomil can range between one or two times in a day. Doctors usually prescribe it to be taken at similar times everyday. One can consume Olmesartan Medoxomil without or with food. If a dosage is missed, doctors will advise you to skip the dose and continue with the next prescribed dosage as per schedule. It is not advisable to take two or more doses in one day as it can result in Olmesartan Medoxomil overdose.
Some of the side effects associated with consumption of Olmesartan Medoxomil include gout, feeling dizzy, vomiting, nausea, respiratory infections in the upper tract etc.
If you are pregnant then consumption of Olmesartan Medoxomil is strictly forbidden. Both the Olmesartan Medoxomil as well as its combination with HCT elements should be avoided at all costs. If you are allergic to supha based drugs like Septra or Bactrim, then too Olmesartan Medoxomil should be avoided. If you have problems in passing urine properly then too Olmesartan Medoxomil consumption should be avoided.
The active pharmaceutical ingredients present in Olmesartan Medoxomil can significantly reduce blood pressure levels especially during the initial period of consumption. If you are taking water pills then the drop in BP is more predominant. Too much of a drop in BP can cause faintness, giddiness, feeling light-headed and other symptoms associated with a low BP.
If you sweat excessively or are vomiting, experiencing diarrhea then it can reduce water levels in the body. Make sure if the weather is too hot or if you are exercising a lot that your body fluids do not deplete too much. Hence, consumption of Olmesartan Medoxomil in such cases should be avoided. If you have had a history of bronchial asthma then too consumption of Olmesartan Medoxomil should be taken with caution.
In cases of diabetes, lupus, kidney diseases or gout, the HCT and normal formulations of Olmesartan Medoxomil should be taken cautiously. These active pharmaceutical ingredients are known to result in kidney failure. Even if you do not have any obvious symptoms of diabetes, the drug Olmesartan Medoxomil can cause it.