Common "Olmesartan" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Olmesartan selectively prevents the binding of angiotensin 2 with the AT1 receptors leading to vasoconstriction and lowered blood pressure. These angiotensin receptor blockers treat hypertension. They can cause kidney damage, low blood pressure, and liver damage. Side effects include headache, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, bronchitis, increased cholesterol and sugar levels. These are contraindicated in pregnant women as they harm the fetus.

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Can I stop Olmezest for blood pressure without consulting a doctor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old non-diabetic woman. I am married with a daughter. I had a hysterectomy operation. I am hypertensive and was on Asomex 2.5 mg for the last three years. But taking Asomex 2.5 mg, my BP level fluctuated and sometimes it even increased to about 170/90 mmHg. I am unable ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. You may stop Olmezest (Olmesartan) if blood pressure falls. You will likely need another antihypertensive along with Asomex (Amlodipine) 2.5 which is not enough for you and we will not be able to incre...  Read Full »

I suffer from high blood pressure despite taking medications. Do my medications need to be changed?

Query: Hi doctor,I had consulted with you before also. I am a 65-year-old widowed woman with one daughter. I am hypertensive and put on non-diabetics. First, I used to take three medications: Olmezest (olmesartan medoxomil) CH 20 milligrams, Rozavel (Rosuvastatin) 5 milligrams, and Nexpro RD (esomeprazole ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can discuss with your treating doctor regarding the increase in the dose of Cilacar (Cilnidipine and Telmisartan) to 10 milligrams twice daily instead of once daily. If it can control the BP (blood pressure), then you can continue with the ...  Read Full »

Please suggest lifestyle modifications to control BP.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 58 years old. She has high BP problem since last six years. She is taking Amlong-A tablet daily from then and everything was fine. For the last two months, she has been diagnosed with high BP three to four times. We went through all blood and urine tests. Once a few pus cells...  Read Full »

Dr. Mandurke Vivek Maroti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Did you check her kidney for creatinine? Is it high? What is her weight? Yes, blood pressure treatment is not a one day job. For her age, I will target blood pressure around 140/90 mmHg. Occasionally, 150 mmHg of blood pressure is fine. Control of weight gain, less salt...  Read Full »

What is the role of aldosterone in controlling BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got high blood pressure, low potassium and vitamin D levels. Also, my aldosterone level is very low that is almost non-existent. I think low aldosterone is supposed to cause low blood pressure. I am wondering once I start the low aldosterone treatment will my blood pressure, potass...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to You are correct. While Hyperaldosteronism typically leads to hypertension with low potassium levels, your situation appears to be the opposite. This suggests that high blood pressure might be due to essential hypertension rather than aldosterone-related issues. As f...  Read Full »

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