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Amlodipine and Olmesartan

Generic name: amlodipine and olmesartan [am-LOE-de-peen-ol-me-SAR-tan]
Brand name: Azor
Dosage Format: Oral tablet (10 mg-20 mg 10 mg-40 mg 5 mg-20 mg 5 mg-40 mg)
The class of drugs: angiotensin II inhibitors along with calcium channel blockers

What is Amlodipine and Olmesartan?

Amlodipine can be described as a calcium channel-blocking drug. Olmesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes known as an ARB).Amlodipine and olmesartan are olmesartan and amlodipine combination medicines that are used for treating hypertension. Lowering blood pressure could reduce the chance of having a stroke or heart attack.Amlodipine and olmesartan could be used for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Amlodipine and Olmesartan

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as symptoms of hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,If you are the first person to start taking olmesartan and amlodipine or olmesartan, you could experience the sensation of chest pain that is getting worse (angina) or an attack of the heart. You should seek medical attention in an emergency or consult your physician immediately if you notice any symptoms like chest pressure or pain that is spreading to your shoulder or jaw, nausea, or sweating.

Amlodipine and olmesartan may cause serious side effects. Contact your doctor right away If you have:

  • New or worsening chest pain that isn't getting better or worse;
  • Swelling of your hands or feet, weight gain rapid;
  • Chronic or persistent diarrhoea that is accompanied by the loss of weight
  • Beats of your heart or the sound of fluttering your chest
  • An euphoric feeling, similar to you're passing out
  • High potassium levels cause nausea and weakness. It can also cause tingling sensations, chest discomfort, irregular heartbeats, and decreased movement.

Common side effects include swelling.This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. If you have any concerns, report the allergic reactions or symptoms to FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Avoid using it if you are expecting. If you are pregnant, stop taking this medication and inform your doctor as soon as you can.If you suffer from diabetes, don't take amlodipine and olmesartan with any medication containing the ingredient aliskiren (a blood pressure medication).

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to use amlodipine and olmesartan in case you are allergic to them.If you suffer from diabetes, don't take amlodipine and olmesartan with any other medication that contains the ingredient aliskiren (a blood pressure medication).It is also possible to not take amlodipine and olmesartan along with aliskiren when you suffer from kidney problems.

Contact your physician if had any of the following:

  • Kidney disease;
  • Liver disease;
  • Coronary arteriac disease;
  • Angina (chest pain), congestive heart failure;
  • Potassium levels that are high in your blood.
  • If you're following an e-diet that is low in salt,
  • If you're 75 years old or older,
  • If you've recently suffered an attack of the heart,

Avoid using it if you are expecting. Stop taking the medicine and notify your doctor when you discover that you are pregnant. Olmesartan can cause injury or even death to an unborn baby if taken in the second or third trimester.It is not advised breastfeeding while taking this medicine.Amlodipine and olmesartan are not recommended for use by anyone who is younger than

How to take Amlodipine and Olmesartan?

Follow all the instructions on your prescription label, and go through all medication guides or instructions sheets. The doctor might alter the dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.It is possible to take this medicine in combination with or without food.Your blood pressure needs to be monitored regularly. The kidneys may be a factor to be monitored.Certain conditions could cause blood pressure levels to become too low. This can include vomiting or diarrhoea, as well as excessive sweating. Consult your physician if you are suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea.If you are in need of surgery, inform the surgeon in advance that you're using amlodipine and olmesartan.Use this medication as prescribed, even if you are not feeling well. A high blood pressure can have no signs. You could need medication to lower your blood pressure throughout your life.Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:

The first dose is amlodipine (5 mg) and olmesartan (20, mg) once daily. The dose may be increased after two weeks of treatment.
Maximum dosage: amlodipine 10 mg; olmesartan 40 mg once daily orally.
Substitution therapy is for patients who are on each component separately or for patients who are not managed with one component or a component of the same class of antihypertensives.
Initial therapy is for patients who may require more than one antihypertensive medication to manage their blood pressure.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, avoid any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

If you are experiencing medical emergency, seek urgent medical attention, or call to get help from the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the way that olmesartan and amlodipine affect your body. Your reaction may be affected. Do not get up too quickly from a lying or sitting position. You could be dizzy.Don't take salt substitutes or potassium supplements unless your physician has advised you to.

Interaction with other drugs

It is sometimes not safe to take certain medications in combination. Certain drugs may affect the blood levels of the other drugs that you are taking. This could create side effects or render the drugs less effective.If you take colesevelam, you should take it four hours after taking amlodipine and olmesartan.

Inform your doctor about all other medicines you take, particularly:

  • Cyclosporine;
  • Lithium;
  • Simvastatin;
  • Tacrolimus
  • These are nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs): aspirin, ibuprofen, aspirin (advil, motrin), naproxen (aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac (also known as indomethacin), diclofe, and many more.

This list isn't exhaustive. Other medications can affect amlodipine or olmesartan, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are included here.




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