BENITEC A Tablet
Uses of BENITEC A Tablet
BENITEC A, ( Olmesartan ) for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents High blood pressure ( hypertension ), diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage due to diabetes) and congestive heart failure.
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow. Amlodipineis used to treat chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease. Amlodipine is used in the management of hypertension and coronary artery disease (chronic stable angina, vasospastic angina, and angiographically documented CAD without heart failure or ejection fraction < 40%.). It can be used as either monotherapy or combination therapy for the management of hypertension or coronary artery disease.
How it Work
Olmesartan, is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. that is, they block the activation of angiotensin II AT1 receptors. Blockage of AT1 receptors directly causes vasodilation, reduces secretion of vasopressin, and reduces production and secretion of aldosterone, among other actions. Hence, The combined effect reduces blood pressure.
Amlodipine, is an angio-selective calcium channel blocker. Amlodipine inhibits calcium ion influx across cell membranes, with a greater effect on vascular smooth muscle cells. This causes vasodilation and a reduction peripheral vascular resistance, thus lowering blood pressure.
Common Side Effects
Olmesartan; Common side effects include Headache, Nausea, chest pain, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness due to low blood pressure and rashes.
Common side effects of Amlodipine include swelling, feeling tired, abdominal pain, and nausea.
*Follow your doctor’s advice.
*Take medicines after food unless directed.