How to Take Amlodipine and Olmesartan and Dose of Amlodipine and Olmesartan


Find out how to take Amlodipine and Olmesartan (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Amlodipine and Olmesartan


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

The usual initial dose is 5/20 mg once daily. The maximum recommended dose is 10/40 mg.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

None.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This combination medication contains calcium channel blocker and angiotensin II receptor blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure. It works by relaxing the blood vessels.  

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of gallbladder, heart, liver, or kidney disease, low blood pressure, blood vessel problems, stroke or heart attack, blood electrolyte problems, any allergy, patients on other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Monitor blood pressure, kidney function, and blood electrolyte levels regularly while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

Store at 25C.
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