Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet

Introduction

Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet is a combination of medicines used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure thus reduces chances of future heart attack and stroke.

Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet should be taken with 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 effects of this medicine include ankle swelling, headache, dizziness, tiredness, and taste change. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or won’t go away. Drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome muscle weakness, dry mouth, and extreme thirst.

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. You should have your blood pressure, kidney function, level of electrolytes, and blood sugar level checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Olkem Trio Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Olkem Trio 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 Olkem Trio

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

How to use Olkem Trio 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. Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Olkem Trio Tablet works

Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Olmesartan Medoxomil, Cilnidipine and Chlorthalidone. Olmesartan Medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker (CCB). They work by widening and relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olkem Trio 6.25 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 Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

UNSAFE
Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet is not recommended in these patients.

Liver

CAUTION
Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olkem Trio 6.25 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.