amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)?
- What are the possible side effects of amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)?
- How should I take amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tribenzor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tribenzor)?
- What should I avoid while taking amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)?
- What other drugs will affect amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tribenzor)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Tribenzor)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme dizziness, fast or slow heartbeat, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)?
Do not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan, unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of this medication.
What other drugs will affect amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- other medications that lower blood pressure;
- heart medication or another diuretic (water pill);
- potassium supplements or salt substitutes;
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid);
- insulin or oral diabetes medication;
- lithium (Eskalith, LithoBid);
- steroid medication such as prednisone and others;
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others; or
- narcotic pain medication such as codeine (Tylenol #3), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet), fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic), methadone (Methadose, Dolophine), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph), and many others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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