Drug: Tribenzor (amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan)

What is amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)? Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. Amlodipine relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.Olmesartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Olmesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.Amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan is a combination medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). This medication is usually given after others have been tried without successful treatment of hypertension.Amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Call your doctor at once if you have:
  • eye pain, vision problems;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
  • little or no urinating;
  • pain or burning when you urinate;
  • joint pain or swelling with fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, unusual thoughts or behavior, patchy skin color, red spots, or skin rash on your face;
  • headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, feeling unsteady, hallucinations, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing;
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; or
  • electrolyte imbalance--nausea, loss of appetite, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, jerking muscle movements, muscle weakness or limp feeling, confusion, and feeling tired or restless.
Common side effects may include:
  • dizziness;
  • diarrhea;
  • muscle spasms;
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat; or
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan (Tribenzor)? Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan, especially:
  • other medications that lower blood pressure;
  • heart medication or another diuretic (water pill);
  • potassium supplements or salt substitutes;
  • cholestyramine or colestipol;
  • insulin or oral diabetes medication;
  • lithium;
  • simvastatin;
  • steroid medication such as prednisone and others;
  • a barbiturate--butabarbital, secobarbital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital;
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)--ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others; or
  • narcotic medication such as codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, and many others.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and olmesartan, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

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What happens if I overdose (Tribenzor)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

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