OLMAT 40MG (OLMESARTAN 40MG) -30 TABLETS are used in the management of Hypertension/High Blood Pressure in Kenya. This is a condition characterized by a raise in blood pressure to levels of above 140/90mmHG. This product should not be used in pregnancy, unless with proper guidance from a qualified physician. You can buy it online in Kenya through ePharmacy Kenya Online Chemist.

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Uses and Administration of Olmesartan in Kenya

Olmesartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist with actions similar to those of losartan. It is used in the management of hypertension in Kenya. Olmesartan is given by mouth as the ester prodrug olmesartan medoxomil. After an oral dose the hypotensive effect lasts for 24 hours. Most of the hypotensive effect is apparent within 2 weeks after initiating therapy and is maximal within about 8 weeks. In hypertension, olmesartan medoxomil is given in a usual dose of 20 mg once daily, although in the UK an initial dose of 10 mg once daily is recommended. The dose may be increased to 40 mg once daily if required. In Kenya, a maximum dose of 20 mg once daily is recommended for elderly patients and patients with renal impairment

Adverse Effects/Side Effects of Olmesartan in Kenya

Adverse effects of Olmesartan have been reported to be usually mild and transient, and include dizziness, headache, and dose-related orthostatic hypotension. Hypotension may occur particularly in patients with volume depletion (for example those who have received high-dose diuretics). Impaired renal function and, rarely, rash, urticaria, pruritus, angioedema, and raised liver enzyme values may occur. Hyperkalaemia, myalgia, and arthralgia have been reported. Other adverse effects of Olmesartan that have been reported in Kenya include respiratory-tract disorders, back pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, fatigue, and neutropenia.


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