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Olmesartan Medoxomil Medication
Does Olmesartan Medoxomil can damage the male sexual fertility? I have very good semen analyses before starting BP medications and now I am concerned.
Should not: Should not, but anything is possible. What are u'r concerns. Some more explanation may get u more detailed answers. ...Read more
Maybe: Any drug can cause swelling from the salts used to make the drug. ...Read more
Does olmesartan medoxomil cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles and feet? Please, need some answers?
Benicar (olmesartan): Peripheral edema (swelling) is listed as a side effect of that medication. ...Read more
I am taking olmesartan medoxomil tablet for my diastolic blood pressure does it cause erectile dysfunction?
Nope: Medicines like angiotensin inhibitors and receptor blockers (such as olmesartan) have shown no propensity to this in trials of patients with known erectile dysfunction. To the contrary, it appears that among antihypertensives, these classes may, if anything, improve erectile function. Great question! ...Read more
I am 29 years old and I am taking olmesartan medoxomil tablets (20mg)for diastolic blood pressure. I am also suffering erectile dysfunction. I am able to achieve erection but its only about 5-10 sec?
Elevation of sgpt to 66 u/i is it due to olmesartan 10mg or to lercanidipine 20mg knowing that patient is taking these two medications, please advice?
I did liver test and I don't have hepatitis a, b, or c and my sgpt is 66 (>45)plus I'm taking olmesartan 10mg+lercanidipine 20mg, is it due to medications?
Alcohol, fatty liver: Could be meds but just as likely this mild elevation in transaminase liver levels could be due to other things (like mild-moderate alcohol use, or fatty infiltration of liver). Fatty liver is more likely if there are elevated triglycerides or signs of Insulin resistance (low hdl, elevated triglycerides, obesity, or hga1c > 5.6). Can also be seen if associated sleep apnea. ...Read more
Can I take Hydralazine 10mg PRN for high blood pressure if it spikes over 150/90 as a PRN medication? I currently take 5mg of Benicar (olmesartan) 2x daily.
I hadn't taken my azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) in 3 days cause my pharmacy was out and I've been having palpitations does this medication help with that?
I am taking lercanidipine and olmesartan 20mg each everyday and I am having erectile dysfunction & I don't think from medications, probably due to htn?
Erectile Dysfunction: Lercandiipine (l) is a member of the calcium channel blocker antihypertensive drugs. Olmesartan (o) is a member of the angiogtensin receptor blocker (arb) class of drugs. Neither l nor o apart, on in combination, are known to cause erectile dysfunction (ed). You are correct in that your ed may due to hypertension, rather than the drugs you are to treat it. See a urologist for more ed information. ...Read more
What if any are the possible cross interactions of the following medications, Trepilin, Simvastatin, Azor, (amlodipine and olmesartan) Gerricomplex, Mobic, Purata and Glucophage.
Does olmesartan 20 mg causes dry mouth when taken once daily as a chronic medication for a 37 years old patient having secondary hypertension? And why
Ben VS Ben/HCT. Benicar (olmesartan) drug sheet says Ben 40 mg has BP reductions about 13/7 while adding 12.5 mg HCT (Ben/HCT 40/12.5) reduction is 16/10 only.?
BP reduction: Benicar (olmesartan) (B) is an effective BP lowering drug. Adding another BP lowering drug, HCT (H), gives an additive effect in lowering BP. That is why the combination of B and H lowers BP greater than B acting on its own. You can also ask your physician (P) your question for a more meaningful answer, as your P knows you best of all. ...Read more
Hello, 2 months ago I reduced my Benicar (olmesartan) from 40 mg daily down to 20 mg daily. Is 1/2 of the drug out of my system by now?
Medications: I do not understand the way you are seeing things. The drug is still in your system. There is a therapeutic dose range that it get's to. If this dose is therapeutic then your blood pressure should be normal. On the dose you are currently on that would have occurred within one week of the change. ...Read more
Any side effects to the drugs tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) 40-5-12.5mg or biastolic 10mg? I have been getting lightheaded and have fallen a few times. Could it be this?
Possible.: Any blood pressure medicine can cause it. Your lightheadedness could be from low blood pressure, or slow heart rate, and or abnormal circulation. Please have yourself checked asap. Its important to have your blood pressure under control, but make sure you do not have an underlying other cardiovascular issues. ...Read more
Taking tamsulosin, finasteride, triamterene -hctz, norvasc, benicar (olmesartan). Am 68 yrs old. Having tenderness in breasts. Could drugs be a cause?
Likely: I wonder about triamterene, but, could be others. Check with your pharmacist he can look it up on computer to sort through hundreds of side effects that could possibly occur with these meds. Don't stop any till you talk with your doc to arrange for a replacement. ...Read more
Yes: There are no significant interactions of these drugs, please contact your prescriber to be sure. ...Read more
A few hours: Benicar (olmesartan) hct should work within a couple of hours of the first dose. The peak effect (steady state) should occur in about 3 days. ...Read more
Ideal BP is 120/80:
What was your pre-treatment BP? Do you feel any symptoms with a BP of 105/85? - feeling weak, light headed, dizzy etc.
The ideal BP is 120/80 but each person is a little different.
Lifestyle modification- Mediterranean diet, no added salt
& regular exercise- walking, yoga, meditation. ...Read more