Olmetec (Olmesartan Medoxomil)
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Olmesartan Medoxomil (℞)
Olmesartan Medoxomil (℞)
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Olmesartan Medoxomil Information
(all mi sar' tan)Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Do not take olmesartan if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while you are taking olmesartan, stop taking olmesartan and call your doctor immediately. Olmesartan may cause death or serious injury to the fetus when taken in the last 6 months of pregnancy.
Before taking olmesartan,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to olmesartan, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in olmesartan tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor if you have diabetes (high blood sugar) and are taking aliskiren (Tekturna, in Amturnide, Tekamlo, Tekturna HCT, Valturna). Your doctor will probably tell you not to take olmesartan if you have diabetes and are also taking aliskiren.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin, in Lotrel), captopril (Capoten, in Capozide), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril, lisinopril (in Prinzide), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril, in Accuretic, in Quinaretic), ramipril (Altace), trandolapril (Mavik, in Tarka); colesevelam (Welchol); diuretics ('water pills'); gemfibrozil (Lopid); aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn); and potassium supplements. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medication or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart failure, or kidney or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
- you should know that olmesartan may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting when you get up too quickly from a lying position. This is more common when you first start taking olmesartan. To help avoid this problem, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.
- you should know that diarrhea, vomiting, not drinking enough fluids, and sweating a lot can cause a drop in blood pressure, which may cause lightheadedness and fainting. Tell your doctor if you have any of these problems or develop them during your treatment.
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- severe diarrhea
- weight loss
- difficulty breathing or swallowing