Should I Worry About Interactions With Olmesartan Medoxomil/Amlodipine/Hydrochlorothiazide?
Olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide may potentially increase your potassium level. If you are taking potassium (to treat low potassium levels), your potassium dose may need to be lowered, or you may need to stop taking potassium altogether. Check with your healthcare provider before combining olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide with any potassium-containing product.
Combining olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide with potassium-sparing diuretics could increase your risk for high blood potassium (hyperkalemia). If your healthcare provider recommends taking these medications together, your blood potassium levels should be closely monitored.
Olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide increases the level of simvastatin in the blood, increasing the risk of serious side effects of simvastatin. If these medications are combined, the simvastatin dosage should not exceed 20 mg per day.
Final ThoughtsIt is possible that not all drug interactions with olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about specific interactions that may apply to you. It is always a good idea to give your healthcare provider a complete list of all medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, herbs, and supplements.