What is Olmesartan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Benicar Olmetic Alteis Show all

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See also: Amlodipine-Olmesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide

Olmesartan is an antihypertensive drug. It is used for the treatment of hypertension with or without concurrent use of other antihypertensive agents.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 69 27
High blood pressure (hypertension) 32 19
General health 4 0
IgA nephropathy 2 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 1

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 6
Mild 6
None 38

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Olmesartan

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 2
Heart palpitations 2
Arthritis pain 1
Chest tightness 1
Cyclic vomiting syndrome 1
Depressed mood 1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Olmesartan

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 8
40 mg daily 4
5 mg daily 1
10 mg daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Olmesartan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 11
Other 7
Side effects too severe 7
Did not seem to work 6
Expense 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 1
See all 29 patients who've stopped taking Olmesartan

Duration

Currently taking Olmesartan

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Olmesartan

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 40
Usually 8
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 45
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 4
$50-99 4
$25-49 6
< $25 29
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Olmesartan after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 4
Amlodipine-olmesartan (Azor) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 1
Lidocaine patch (Lidoderm) 1
Valsartan (Diovan) 1

Patients stopped taking Olmesartan and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Clonidine (Catapres TTS patch) 2
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
Losartan (Cozaar) 1
Valsartan (Diovan) 1
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8 patient evaluations for Olmesartan

Apr 15, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Mild (on/off effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 9, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (on/off effect)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: watch Benicar with a diretic
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 13, 2014 (Started Dec 23, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Antibacterial)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 160 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 2012 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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