Olmetec tablets 20 mg for hypertension (olmesartan medoxomil, Benitec)
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General information on Japanese Olmetec tablets 20 mg for hypertension (olmesartan medoxomil, Benitec)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Daiichi Sankyo Co., Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Towa Pharmaceutical Co., Japan
Active ingredient: olmesartan medoxomil (chemical formula C29H30N6O6)
Medical effect: Olmetec tablets are effective for treatment of hypertension.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
Since this medicine may cause dizziness due to the rapid decrease in the blood pressure, be careful when operating hazardous mechanisms, driving a car or working in heights.
Dosage and administration of Olmetec tablets 20 mg from Japan for hypertension (olmesartan medoxomil, Benitec)
- Start with 5-10 mg a day as an initial dose,
- then, the dose may be adjusted according to the patient’s age and symptomsб
- the standard dosage is 10-20 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day,
- the maximum dosage is 40 mg a day.
Please note that this tablet contains 20 mg of the active ingredient.
These tablets can be taken with or without water, since the tablet dissolves in saliva when being placed on the tongue.
How effective are Olmetec tablets 20 mg from Japan for hypertension (olmesartan medoxomil, Benitec)?
Olmetec tablets contain olmesartan medoxomil, an ester prodrug, completely and rapidly hydrolyzing to olmesartan during absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. Olmesartan is a selective AT1 subtype angiotensin II receptor antagonist. It works by exerting a selective action on angiotensin II type 1 receptor and competitively inhibiting the binding of angiotensin II in order to control blood pressure.
Who should take Olmetec tablets 20 mg from Japan?
Olmetec tablets are effective for the treatment of hypertension. Particularly, this medicine is found to be effective for lowering diastolic blood pressure in patients with mild to moderate hypertension. Studies also showed that Olmetec tablets are generally safe and rarely have side effects even when being used for 2 years or more (H. R. Brunner. “Clinical efficacy and tolerability of olmesartan”. Clinical therapeutics, 2004; 26 Suppl. A: A28-32).