FAQs related to OLMESARTAN,CHLORTHALIDONE
How long does it take for Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone to work?
You may notice a decrease in your blood pressure effectively within 2 weeks of starting Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone. However, it may take about 8 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine. Talk to your doctor in case you have any concerns regarding Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone, but do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.
At what time of the day should you take Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone?
Your doctor may suggest to take your first dose before bedtime, considering that this medicine can make you feel dizzy. After the very first dose you can take Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone at any time of the day. It is important to take this medicine at the same time every day. If not sure, contact your doctor.
Can I feel dizzy after taking Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone?
Yes, the use of Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from a lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
What are the other lifestyle changes I should make while using Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone?
Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone and to keep yourself healthy.
Can Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone cause weight gain?
No, Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone does not cause weight gain. However, in very rare cases, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss may occur. If a patient develops diarrhea while taking Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone and no other cause of diarrhea can be deduced, the doctor may suggest discontinuation of the medicine and recommend another medicine.
What are the serious side effects of Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone?
The serious side effects of Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone include skin rash or itchiness, painful joints, fast heart beat, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. Serious side effects may also include aching, tender or weak muscles not caused by exercise and swelling of the hands, feet or ankles. Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone may also cause symptoms that may indicate high potassium levels in the blood, such as nausea, diarrhea, muscle weakness and change in heart rhythm. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.
Can Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone affect my fertility or sex life?
Some blood pressure medicines (including water pills like hydrochlorothiazide) may affect a manu2019s ability to gain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). However, it is thought that other blood pressure medicines can actually improve erectile dysfunction. If you are worried or notice some changes, talk to your doctor. There is no firm evidence which suggests any effect on the fertility of either men or women with the use of Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone.
For how long do I need to take Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone? Is it safe to take long term?
You may have to take Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone life long. Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Do not stop taking it even if your blood pressure is well controlled. Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone is generally considered safe to be taken for a long term. In some cases, long-term use may adversely affect the kidneys and the kidneys may not function as they should. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to check urea, creatinine and potassium levels to keep a track of your kidneys functions.
Can I take Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone before surgery?
Your doctor may advise you to stop taking Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone 24 hours before surgery. This is because Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone can further reduce your blood pressure when used with anesthetics. So, inform your doctor that you are taking Olmesartan Medoxomil+Chlorthalidone if you will be given general anesthetics (medicines that put you to sleep) or are scheduled to have any surgery.