Olmesartan Medoxomil is a medicinal drug that has an antihypertensive property. After hydrolysis, this ingredient is converted to olmesartan. It acts by binding to the angiotensin type receptor of angiotensin II in vascular smooth muscle and adrenal gland so as to competing angiotensin II binding to the receptor. It also prevents angiotensin II-induced vasoconstriction and reduces aldosterone production so as to prevent aldosterone-stimulated sodium retention and potassium excretion.
Class of Drugs – Angiotensin receptor blockers
Molecular Formula – C29H30N6O6
Molecular Weight - 558.6 g/mol
Working: This active component Olmesartan Medoxomil works by blocking the action of angiotensin II, a chemical in the body that causes the blood vessels to tighten and narrow. This can also help to relax and widen the blood vessels. This reduces the blood pressure.
Uses: It is an angiotensin receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. Reducing high blood pressure helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medicine Olmesartan Medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker that relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given effective active component is used in following popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Benicar: 20 mg and 40 m
This medicine should be taken after 2 hours if consuming any other medication. It may increase the risk of serious side effects.