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Benitec H 40/12.5 MG Tablet 10

Benitec H 40/12.5 MG Tablet 10


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    Uses :

    Olmesartan Olmesartan is used to treat hypertension. It is also used to treat symptoms of heart attacks, heart failures, and kidney problems. Hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill (diuretic medicine) which is used to treat fluid retention associated with conditions such as cirrhosis of the liver, congestive heart failure, or kidney disorders. It is also used in the hypertension treatment.

    Mode of drug action

    Olmesartan Olmesartan is an angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonist. It inhibits binding of angiotensin II to AT1, this, in turn, inhibits AT-1 mediated vasoconstrictive and aldosterone-secreting effects of angiotensin II and causes decreased vascular resistance along with reduction in blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide prevents the human body from absorbing excess salt, thus, it prevents the associated fluid retention (edema).

    What are the common side effects?

    Olmesartan The side effects of olmesartan are body aches, chills, and difficulty breathing, fever, ear congestion, headache, running nose, sneezing, and sore throat, loss of voice, cough, and unusual tiredness. Hydrochlorothiazide The common side effects of hydrochlorothiazide include dizziness, headache, pain in the joint, inflammation of parts of the respiratory tract, and injection site pain.


    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast Feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Take Benitec H drug as prescribed by the physician with a glass full of water. Do not take an over dose of a missed drug as it may lead to adverse drug reactions.

    • Benitec H drug is advised to be taken early in the morning. Do not take the drug at bedtime to prevent frequent visits to the toilet during night.

    • Avoid consuming alcoholic drinks after taking Benitec H drug as it increases the risk of side effects.

    • Avoid driving or using heavy machinery after taking Benitec H drug as it causes dizziness and weakness.

    • While taking Benitec H medications avoid consuming diet rich in potassium such as bananas and broccoli.

    • Pregnant, lactating and expecting mothers should consult the doctor before taking Benitec H drug for safe use if medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    • People suffering from various diseases or using drug to treat various infections or illness should inform the doctor before taking Benitec H medication.

    • People suffering from hepatic and renal disorders should inform the doctor about the condition for altering the dose of the drug.

    What else should I know?

    1. I am pregnant. Can I take Olmesartan? No, Olmesartan is unsafe during pregnancy.

    2. I am on NSAIDs. Can I use olmesartan? No, olmesartan may interact with NSAIDs.

    3. Can I do vigorous exercises while taking Olmesartan? No, do not perform any vigorous exercises without keeping yourself hydrated.

    4. I am experiencing bowel problems while using olmesartan tablet. Should I discontinue the drug? You may have mild bowel problems with olmesartan. Report to doctor immediately, if the problems worsen.

    5. What if I overdose? Report to the doctor immediately and seek necessary medical attention to counteract the effects of an overdose. Hydrochlorothiazide

    1. Should I take hydrochlorothiazide even if I do not have the symptoms of hypertension? Yes. You should continue taking the hydrochlorothiazide for the entire course of prescription even if you do not have the symptoms of hypertension. This is because hypertension does not always produce symptoms.

    2. What are the precautions for fluid intake during hydrochlorothiazide medication? You should take adequate fluids but should not take excess as it can worsen the situation. Ask your doctor for guidance on the type and amount of fluids to be taken.

    3. What are the symptoms of overdose with hydrochlorothiazide? The symptoms of overdose with hydrochlorothiazide are muscle pain, weakness, dry mouth, and dizziness. It requires immediate medical help.

    4. What is the dose of hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension management? The normal dose of hydrochlorothiazide given for the management of hypertension is initially a single dose of 25 mg, per day. Later a maintenance dose of 50 mg, as two divided doses should be taken. However, ask a doctor for the dose which is right for you.

    5. What should I do if I miss a dose of hydrochlorothiazide? Take the forgotten dose soon as you remember. If it is too late, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at its scheduled time.

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