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What are the side effects of olmezest AM and how to lower BP?

Hi Doctor, I am of 55 yrs. old. I was diagnosed olmezest AM some 3 yrs. back. After having one tab in every morning my BP always stands in 140/90. The doctor accept that as normal for me.
My question is about the side effect of the medicine & can I lowered my BP more to the normal?
Mon, 21 Sep 2015
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Hi and thank you for using Heathcare magic.
From the information provided by you I got tu understand that you have a high blood pressure and you are using Olmezest AM to control it.
Olmezest AM is a combination of two basic medications olmesartan (angiotensine receptor blocker) and amlodipine (calcium channel blocker). There are little and rare side effects frok both medications, dizziness, headache, swelling of legs, skin rash and so.
In my opinion, your BP of 140/90 Mmhg is not a good value for a 55 year old. you should try adding a diuretic to your treatment, Hydroclorthiazide 25mg a day is a good choice.
You should aim your BP to be 120/80 to 130/85mmHg.
Feel free to contact me for further explanations.
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What are the side effects of olmezest AM and how to lower BP?

Hi and thank you for using Heathcare magic. From the information provided by you I got tu understand that you have a high blood pressure and you are using Olmezest AM to control it. Olmezest AM is a combination of two basic medications olmesartan (angiotensine receptor blocker) and amlodipine (calcium channel blocker). There are little and rare side effects frok both medications, dizziness, headache, swelling of legs, skin rash and so. In my opinion, your BP of 140/90 Mmhg is not a good value for a 55 year old. you should try adding a diuretic to your treatment, Hydroclorthiazide 25mg a day is a good choice. You should aim your BP to be 120/80 to 130/85mmHg. Feel free to contact me for further explanations. Goodbye