Olmetec tablets 20 mg for hypertension (olmesartan medoxomil, Benitec)
What are Olmetec tablets 20 mg for hypertension (olmesartan, Benitec)?
An active principle of Olmetec tablets is olmesartan medoxomil, an ester drug, rapidly and completely hydrolyzed to olmesartan in the stomach. Olmesartan is an antagonist of the AT1 subtype of angiotensin 2 receptor. It acts by selectively binding to angiotensin type 1 receptors and inhibiting competitively the binding of angiotensin 2. As the result, Olmetec tablets block the arteriolar contraction and sodium retention effects of renin–angiotensin system and effectively lower the blood pressure.
Olmetec tablets are used for the treatment of hypertension. This medicine has been proven to be particularly effective in lowering diastolic pressure in patients with mild or moderate hypertension. Olmetec tablets are safe and rarely cause side effects, even after being taken for a period of 2 years.
Active principles: olmesartan medoxomil
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Daiichi Sankyo Co., Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Towa Pharmaceutical Co., Japan
How to take
Start with taking 5-10 mg of active principle once a day as an initial dosage. The standard dose is 0.5-1 tablet a day (10-20 mg). Your doctor may adjust the dosage according to your age and symptoms. The maximum dosage should not exceed 40 mg of active principle a day. These tablets contain 20 mg of olmesartan in 1 tablet.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant, possibly pregnant, or breastfeeding women.
These tablets can be taken with or without water as they dissolve in saliva once placed on the tongue.
This medicine may cause dizziness or lightheadedness due to rapid decrease in the blood pressure. Patient should pay close attention when working at heights, driving a car or operating dangerous machinery.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.