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Dr. George Mathew
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Olmesartan (Overview)

Olmesartan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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For what the drug olmesartan medoxomil is used?

For what the drug olmesartan medoxomil is used?

Hypertension: Olmesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). It lowers blood pressure. It is also used in heart failure, coronary artery disease and in the prevention of kidney damage. ...Read more

Dr. George Mathew
131 doctors shared insights

Olmesartan (Overview)

Olmesartan is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Does olmesartan cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles, and feet?

Does olmesartan cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles, and feet?

Swellin of Lower ext: The literature mentions peripheral and facial edema, consult with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can sertraline 50 mg is safe for a parkinson patient who takes syndopa plus, clonazepam 0.5 mg , rosuvastatin 5 mg & olmesartan medoromil 20 mg?

Can sertraline 50 mg is safe for a parkinson patient who takes syndopa plus, clonazepam 0.5 mg , rosuvastatin 5 mg & olmesartan medoromil 20 mg?

Psychotropics: There several good references for side effects. Check epocrates and drugs.Com for drug interactions. Yes i would be cautious. ...Read more

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Does Benicar have fewer side effects than lisinopril?

Does Benicar have fewer side effects than lisinopril?

ARB's vs ACEI: Benicar an arb works similarly in many ways to lisiniopril (acei). They both block at different points in the renin-angiotensin system. A by-product of the acei however is a buildup in a chemical called bradykinin, which can produce throt irritation and a dry cough in 5-10% patients. A cough like this is much less likely with an arb agent like benicar. ...Read more

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Olmesartan when started worked fine, it was 115 / 75 but within 7 days gradually both sys and dia reached at 150 / 90. Is this normal ?

Olmesartan when started worked fine, it was 115 / 75 but within 7 days gradually both sys and dia reached at 150 / 90. Is this normal ?

Diuretic?: You list amlodipine, atenolol, and chlorthalidone - are you taking all 4 drugs every day? In particular, your olmesartan will be more effective if taken with a diuretic. Also, is your BP being measured by a validated cuff at complete rest for 10 minutes? Is the elevated pressure an average or an isolated finding? Always take it 3 times and average -this helps reduce reflexive anxiety interference ...Read more

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For what the drug olmesartan medoxomil is used?

Hypertension: Olmesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). It lowers blood pressure. It is also used in heart failure, coronary artery disease and in the prevention of kidney damage. ...Read more

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Site for information on olmesartan medoxomil tablets?

Site for information on olmesartan medoxomil tablets?

Many: Uptodate.Com, fda website, product insert, local pharmacist, olmesartant website. Mayo clinic, web md. ...Read more

Dr. George Mathew
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Benicar (Definition)

A recent study found sprue-like enteropathy is patients taking benicar. The label has been changed to reflect this recent information. The condition mimics gluten intolerance and results and produces abdominal ...Read more