Nexovas O Tablet

Introduction

Nexovas O Tablet contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure. It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

Nexovas O Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food. However, it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day, as prescribed by your doctor. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. It’s important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. By lowering your blood pressure, it is reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke so do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You can help this medication work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, and eating a low salt and low-fat diet.

The most common side effects of this medicine include swelling in your ankles or feet (edema), headache, sleepiness, dizziness, tiredness, taste change, and upset stomach. Since it may cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or will not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. While using this medicine, your blood pressure will need to be checked often and your kidney function may also need to be tested.

Uses of Nexovas O Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Benefits of Nexovas O Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Both of the medicines in this combination work to lower blood pressure but in different ways. Together they help to relax blood vessels and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers 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.

Side effects of Nexovas O 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 Nexovas O

  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Upset stomach

How to use Nexovas O 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. Nexovas O Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Nexovas O Tablet works

Nexovas O Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan Medoxomil and Cilnidipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan Medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Nexovas O Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nexovas O 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.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Nexovas O Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

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

Kidney

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

Liver

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