Tribenzor Olmesartan Medoxomil/Amlodipine Besylate/Hydrochlorothiazide and/or alternatives
Tribenzor is a combination drug containing olmesartan medoxomil, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide in fixed ratios. It is generically known as olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide.
Doctors generally instruct patients to buy Tribenzor only if they have previously been treated for hypertension with other drugs to no avail. This drug is available in the form of oral tablets in the following strengths: 20/5/12.5mg, 40/5/12.5mg, 40/15/25mg, 40/10/12.5mg and 40/10/25mg.
Olmesartan medoxomil belongs to the class of angiotensin II receptor-antagonists and acts by preventing vasoconstriction. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which prevents fluid retention, and amlodipine belongs to the group of medications known as calcium channel blockers and works by relaxing the blood vessels and easing blood flow.
Besides the three main active drugs, each Tribenzor tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: pregelatinized starch, croscarmellose sodium, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, talc and different oxides of iron.
Indications & Dosage of Tribenzor
Tribenzor is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It is necessary to remember that hypertension cannot be treated by medication alone, and patients who buy Tribenzor need to adhere to certain dietary measures and make lifestyle changes in order to keep their blood pressure under control.
The dosage of Tribenzor is patient specific, and doctors are required to monitor patients at close intervals before determining a dose which is best tolerated by the patient. The maximum daily intake of this drug should not be over 40/10/25mg.
The tablets can be taken with or without food, but should be swallowed whole at approximately the same time each day.
It is essential for patients to have their blood pressure checked regularly. The medication should not be stopped even if symptoms of high blood pressure disappear or results show normal blood pressure readings.
Patients should never overdose on Tribenzor to make up for a missed dose.
Tribenzor tablets should be stored at temperatures between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Side Effects & Interactions of Tribenzor
Tribenzormay affect some patients adversely. Some of the side effects are mild and temporary by nature and usually do not require medical treatment. They include:
- Stomach troubles like diarrhea
- Mild muscle cramps or spasms
- Cold, blocked or runny nose, cough, sore throat
The following list includes some serious side effects of Tribenz or that may be a cause of concern and should be reported to the doctor immediately:
- Vision problems, pain around or in the eyes
- Fatigue, fainting or similar sensations, seizures
- Memory problems
- Hallucinations, loss of focus
- Difficult urination
- Depression, unusual mood or behavior changes
- Sweating, breathing problems
- Muscle, joint ache
- Swelling in the glands, limbs or joint areas
- Chest pain, uneven heart rate
Before patients buy Tribenzor, they should discuss the possibility of interactions between this drug and the current medicines they are using currently with a doctor. A few drugs that are known to interact with Tribenzor are: colestipol, cholestyramine, lithium, steroids, oral diabetic drugs, insulin, barbiturates, narcotic drugs, NSAIDs, potassium or other salt supplements, diuretics and heart medications.
Warnings & Precautions of Tribenzor
Tribenzor is contraindicated in patients with:
- Urinary problems and severe kidney disorders
- An allergy to sulpha drugs or to any of the ingredients present in Tribenzor
Tribenzor is a pregnancy category D drug, known to cause birth defects or fetal death. As such, it must not be used by pregnant women.
Patients are required to inform their doctors about their medical history. Tribenzor is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
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