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Olmetec Plus is a prescription drug that is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.

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What is Olmetec Plus?

Olmetec Plus is a prescription drug that is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. This medicine is a combination of two active ingredients Olmesartan and hydrochlorothiazide which help lower blood pressure in patients with mild to moderate high blood pressure. Olmetec Plus is generally prescribed for individuals who have taken both Olmesartan and hydrochlorothiazide without any issues.

How Does Olmetec Plus Work?

The active ingredient in Olmetec Plus, Olmesartan, belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers. These drugs block the action a chemical called angiotensin II that tightens blood vessels. In the absence of this chemical, blood vessels relax and blood pressure is lowered.

The other active ingredient, Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic or water pill. Diuretics get rid of excess water and salt to control blood pressure.

What Are the Benefits of Taking Olmetec Plus?

A high BP can increase your risk of heart attack, kidney diseases and stroke. Olmetec Plus can lower blood pressure and maintain it to reduce the risk of such dangerous medical conditions.

How Do I Use Olmetec Plus?

Olmetec Plus is an oral medication that is to be swallowed whole, exactly as directed by your doctor. This medicine can be taken with or without food at the same time every day.

Olmetec Plus Tablets Dosage

The recommended dosage of Olmetec Plus is one tablet a day. Typical dosage of Olmesartan in adults is from 20-40 mg once per day while for hydrochlorothiazide it may be 12.5 to 25 mg once per day.

The dosage of Olmetec Plus is to be decided by your doctor and is based on a number of different factors including medical conditions, age, weight and other considerations. Follow your doctor’s prescription and do not alter the dosage without your doctor’s supervision.

If you miss a dose, you can skip it and continue taking it from the next day. Do not consume a double dose in case of missing a tablet. Contact your doctor for more information on this.

Olmetec Plus Precautions and Side Effects

Side Effects

While Olmetec Plus helps treat high blood pressure in most people, it can sometimes have side effects on some individuals. These side effects may not occur at all or may be nonserious in most cases. However, if they persist or worsen, you should contact your doctor right away.

Some common side effects of Olmetec Plus include:

  • feeling light-headed, dizzy or faint
  • coughing, flu symptoms, runny or blocked nose, sore throat
  • headaches
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation
  • Fatigue, unusual tiredness
  • swelling of the hands, feet or ankles
  • urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • back pain
  • Depression
  • Blurred vision
  • jaundice
  • blurred vision
  • skin rashes or eczema
  • sleep disturbance

Olmetec Plus may also have some more serious but uncommon side effects including:

  • skin rash or itchiness
  • aching, tender or weak muscles not caused by exercise
  • painful joints
  • fast heartbeat
  • tightness in the chest
  • swelling of the hands, feet or ankles
  • symptoms of high potassium levels in the blood

If you notice any of the above serious side effects get immediate medical attention. If you notice chest pain, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, throat or tongue, you must call the nearest emergency and stop taking the medicine right away.

Since everyone reacts to medicines differently, this may not be a complete list of all possible side effects. If you notice other effects not mentioned above, contact your pharmacist or physician for more information.

Warnings

Before taking Olmetec Plus you should:

  • Tell your doctor about all past allergies especially if you are allergic to Olmetec Plus or other inactive ingredients in the medicine.
  • Inform your doctor about all prescription and non-prescriptions you have been taking including over the counter medication like vitamins and supplements. Especially if you are taking potassium supplements, sparing agents, or salt substitutes.
  • Discuss your extensive medical history with your doctor especially if you have or have skin cancer or develop a lesion.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning for a baby or currently breast-feeding an infant.

Precautions

While taking Olmetec Plus you should follow some precautions such as:

  • Do not drive, operate machinery or engage in activities that require full alertness while on this medicine. Olmetec Plus may cause dizziness, which is worsened by substances such as alcohol and marijuana. Discuss your alcohol intake with your doctor and consult them about using marijuana while on Olmetec Plus.
  • Inform your doctor or dentist about your Olmetec Plus intake before a surgical procedure or taking any new medicine.
  • Take extra care if you are older since you may be more prone to Olmetec Plus’s side effects such as, constipation, dizziness, and swelling in ankles or feet.
  • Tell your doctor if you become pregnant on Olmetec Plus. Discuss the risks and benefits of taking Olmetec Plus during pregnancy with your doctor.
  • Ensure a good water intake during hot weather or exercise which may cause dehydration. If you do not, your blood pressure may drop, causing light-headedness.
  • Go for regular check-ups so your doctor can monitor your blood pressure.
  • Do not alter dosage of the medicine suddenly without your doctor’s recommendation.

High-Risk Groups

High-risk groups for Olmetec Plus include:

  • People allergic to olmesartan, hydrochlorothiazide, sulfonamide-derived (sulfa) medications or any ingredients in the medicine.
  • Women who are currently pregnant, planning to be pregnant in the future or are breastfeeding an infant.
  • People with anuria
  • Individuals who suffer from galactose intolerance
  • Diabetic people
  • People with kidney disease

Olmetec Plus Indications

Olmetec Plus is indicated in the treatment of:

  • Hypertension

How Do I Buy Olmetec Plus Online?

You can easily buy Olmetec Plus tablet online in UK from [this website] after filling out a prescription form. The high blood pressure medication should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. Any misuse of the drug can have potentially harmful effects on your health.

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