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Published: 12/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
OLMESARTAN Tablets 20mg "SANWA"
 Active ingredient:
Olmesartan medoxomil
 Dosage form:
white tablet with a split line, diameter: 8.0 mm, thickness: 2.5 mm
 Print on wrapping:
オルメサルタン錠20mg「三和」, 20, オルメサルタン, OLMESARTAN 20 “SANWA”, オルメサルタン20mg「三和」, 高血圧のお薬

Effects of this medicine

This medicine exerts a selective action on angiotensin II type 1 receptor and competitively inhibits the binding of angiotensin II in order to control blood pressure.
It is usually used for the treatment of hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 0.5 to 1 tablet (10 to 20 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. Start with 5 to 10 mg a day, then, the dose may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. The dose can be increased up to 2 tablets (40 mg) a day. This preparation contains 20 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause dizziness/lightheadedness due to decreased blood pressure. Pay close attention when you perform dangerous operations such as working at heights, driving a car or operating machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include itch and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • swelling of eyelid/lip/tongue, hives, respiratory distress [angioedema]
  • decreased urine output, edema, thirst [renal failure]
  • numbness of limbs/lips, muscle weakness, paralysis of limbs [hyperkalemia]
  • cold sweat, nausea, loss of consciousness [shock, faint, loss of consciousness]
  • general malaise, nausea, yellowing of the skin and the conjunctiva [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.