Olmecip - 40 mg (Benicar)
US Brand Name Benicar
Strength 40mg
Generic Name Olmesartan
Manufacturer Cipla
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

What is Olmecip


This drug has a generic name Olmesartan, which is an angiotensin II receptor inhibitor. It comprised of an active ingredient that helps to reduce high blood pressure or hypertension. This drug relaxes the constricted blood vessels and regulates the blood flow to lower down the effect of high blood pressure. This drug can be taken as alone or with the other antihypertensive drugs for the treatment of high blood pressure. The rise in systolic pressure above than 120 mg and fall of dilostic pressure to 80 mm Hg, imbalance the normal BP range which weakens the heart and hinder the normal functioning. Olmesartan drug also reduces the chances of future cardiovascular disorders.



Important information about Olmesartan


This drug starts the work by blocking the binding of Angiotensin II to the receptors which has two prime effects- constriction of blood vessels, salt and fluid retention in kidneys by forming aldosterone harmone. Olmesartan prevents the formation of Angiotensin which in turn relaxes the blood vessels constriction or reduces the Vasoconstriction and the secretion of aldosterone. You should avoid this drug if you have or had allergy from this drug, kidney problems, liver diseases and heart ailments. You should avoid the in-take if you are pregnant/ breast feeding and having diabetes problems. In case you are having any kind of surgery, inform your doctor before the operation that you are taking this medicine


Olmesartan is available in four different strengths including Olmesar 20 mg, Olmecip 20 mg, Olmecip 40 mg and Olvance 40 mg. This drug is sold under various trade names such as Olmesar (manufactured by Macleods), Olmecip (made by Cipla) and Olvance (made by Ranbaxy), all well renowned pharmaceutical giants.



Dosage Information


Olmesarten tablet must be swallowed as a whole with a full glass of water. Make sure that tablet should not be taken by crushing or chewing because it increases the amount of medicine in your body that can cause harmful effects. Do not mix the tablet with any fluid or dissolve it. You should follow the prescription given by doctor to take the medicine dosage in right amount. It can be taken with or without food. It is always advisable you to take this medicine at least 4 hours before going to sleep because it causes too much urination.  However, the usual dose starts from 10 mg and can be increased up to 40 mg. 



Note: Olmesarten controls hypertension but it doesn’t cure it, so take this regularly to get most of the benefits. Abrupt discontinuation may cause severe reactions and side effects. Consult doctor before stopping the use.  



What if you miss a dose


If you miss a dose of Olmesartan, take it as soon as you remember the dose.  If it is less than 12 hours left to take next dose then skip the missed dose and take the scheduled one.  



What if you overdose


If you take the dose in excess amount, seek medical attention right away.  It may cause you light headedness, dizziness and a fast heartbeat rate.



Precautions & Warning


To avoid extreme dizziness, you have to be very careful and slow while rising from sitting or lying position. You should avoid too much exposure to sun and place the medicines in a close tight container. Prohibit the use of expiry drug and maintain a complete record of all medicines you are taking along with Olmesarten.    



Side Effects


All medicines have side effects, sometimes it might be serious and most of the time they are not. You need to take the medical attention if you are experiencing such conditions: Headache, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and cramps, dehydration or loss of too much of water, fainting and decrease in eye vision or eye pain, high levels of potassium in blood and its symptoms like muscle fatigue and slow heart beat etc., unusual change in the amount of urine, headache, nausea and vomiting, bronchitis, flu like symptoms, back pain, pharyngitis, arthritis, hyperuricaemia, hyperkalemia.



Interaction with other drugs


Some of the drugs like Prazosin, Propranolol, Verapamil, Benazepril, Captopril, Carbamazepine, Cisapride, Cyclosporine, Dofetilde, Alprostadil, Baclofen, Glyceryl trinitrate, Clonidine should be avoided in case doctor prescribes you Olmesarten in order to prevent interaction of drugs. The drugs like Cyclosporine and Heparin can cause hyperkalemia when taken along with Olmesarten.


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