Olmezest CH 40 Tablet

Introduction

Olmezest CH 40 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 Olmezest CH 40 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 feeling tired, nausea, diarrhea, headache, and decreased blood pressure. Frequent urination is not a side effect of this medicine. It is the purpose of chlorthalidone and helps control your blood pressure. You may experience other possible side effects, but most are rare. 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 medicine is not recommended during pregnancy 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 Olmezest CH Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Benefits of Olmezest CH Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Olmezest CH 40 Tablet is a combination of two medicines namely Olmesartan and chlorthalidone. It is generally used when one medicine alone is not controlling your blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan works by relaxing and widening your blood vessels so your blood can flow more easily. This will lower your blood pressure. Chlorthalidone is known as a diuretic (water pill) which increases urine output thereby lowering 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 Olmezest CH 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 Olmezest CH

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use Olmezest CH 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. Olmezest CH 40 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Olmezest CH Tablet works

Olmezest CH 40 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Olmesartan and chlorthalidone which lower blood pressure effectively. Olmesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Olmezest CH 40 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olmezest CH 40 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

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olmezest CH 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Olmezest CH 40 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Olmezest CH 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olmezest CH 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olmezest CH 40 Tablet is not recommended in these patients.

Liver

CAUTION
Olmezest CH 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olmezest CH 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olmezest CH 40 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.