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Other than to be more effective in reducing blood pressure, olmesartan/amlodipine single pill combination gave also a major increase of insulin sensitivity and a decrease of inflammatory markers compared to single monotherapies.
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A total of 1017 patients entered the open-label amlodipine monotherapy stage; mean BP at week 0 was 164/102 mmHg. After 8 weeks of amlodipine monotherapy (5 mg/day), non-responding patients (n = 755) were randomized to receive placebo plus amlodipine 5 mg or a combination of olmesartan medoxomil (10-40 mg) with amlodipine 5 mg for 8 weeks. At week 16, patients who had achieved diastolic BP (DBP) <90 mmHg and/or systolic BP (SBP) <140 mmHg continued on randomized treatment for a further 8 weeks. Patients in whom both SBP and DBP were >or=140/90 mmHg at week 16 had their medication uptitrated to olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine 20/5 mg, olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine 40/5 mg or olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine 40/10 mg.
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To investigate the effect and possible mechanisms of olmesartan medoxomil on atherosclerosis of apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE(-/-)) mice.
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This study shows that OLM and AZ reduced BP and proteinuria without decreasing eGFR in Japanese hypertensive patients with CKD in the setting of daily clinical practice.
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Contemporary practice guidelines for hypertension recommend a goal systolic/diastolic blood pressure (BP) of less than 140/90 mmHg for patients with hypertension and less than 130/80 mmHg for patients with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease. Current guidelines recognize that most patients will require combination therapy to achieve these BP goals and recommend that the agents used in such therapy should have complementary mechanisms of action. Olmesartan medoxomil is an angiotensin receptor blocker approved for the treatment of hypertension as monotherapy or in combination with antihypertensive agents. It is also approved in a fixed-dose combination with hydrochlorothiazide or amlodipine. Olmesartan medoxomil-based therapy can manage hypertension across a range of patient types and has demonstrated good BP-lowering efficacy and goal attainment in individuals with stage 1 or stage 2 hypertension. The comparative antihypertensive efficacy and safety of olmesartan medoxomil, as monotherapy and as part of combination therapy, has been established in several large, randomized clinical trials. This review evaluates the chemistry, efficacy and safety of olmesartan medoxomil-based therapy and its expanding role in hypertension management.
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These results show that there is little or no potential for a clinically relevant pharmacokinetic interaction between olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg, and therefore dosage adjustment should not be necessary when they are co-administered.
This study examined the effect of olmesartan medoxomil (OM) +/- hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) on mean 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure, mean seated cuff (Se) blood pressure (BP), and SeBP goal achievement in elderly (65 years and older) patients with hypertension. After a 2- to 3-week placebo run-in period, patients received OM 20 mg, up-titrated to OM 40 mg, and then added HCTZ 12.5 mg to 25 mg in a stepwise manner at 3-week intervals if SeBP remained >or=120/70 mm Hg. The primary end point was change from baseline in mean 24-hour ambulatory systolic BP. At study end, mean 24-hour ambulatory BP had decreased by 25.7/12.3 mm Hg (n=150) and mean SeBP by 25.4/10.5 mm Hg (n=176; all P<.00001 vs baseline). Drug-related treatment-emergent adverse events, most commonly dizziness (3.4%), hypotension (2.2%), and headache (1.1%), were observed in 11.8% of patients. An OM-based treatment algorithm effectively lowers BP in an elderly patient population throughout the 24-hour dosing interval without compromising tolerability.
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After switching the patients to olmesartan, their plasma level of Ang-(1-7) as a vasoprotective indicator and adiponectin regulating metabolic syndrome was increased, and peroxiredoxin and the oxLDL/β2GPI complex indicating its antioxidative stress and its proatherogenicity were lower than their baseline. This suggests that olmesartan may be more effective than other ARBs to improve these conditions. Neither HMGB1 nor TNFα reflecting an inflammatory response was affected, suggesting that the anti-inflammatory effects of olmesartan are similar to those of other ARBs. The recommended BP (<140/90) was obtained in 10 of the 25 patients after switching to olmesartan. No adverse events occurred.
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Hospital outpatient clinics.
The prevalence of hypertension is high in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and chronic cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as in black and elderly subjects. In addition, these subjects have the lowest control of blood pressure (BP) among the hypertensive population, and also the risk of having a morbid or fatal cardiovascular event >20% in 10 years. For these reasons, aggressive control of BP to <130/80 mm Hg for these subjects is strongly recommended by National and International guidelines. To accomplish this goal, combination therapy with two or more antihypertensive drugs with a complementary mechanism of action is necessary. Drugs that block the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in combination with a calcium channel blocker (CCB) and a diuretic have been shown to be the most effective combinations to accomplish this goal. However, this will require the administration of multiple drugs given separately, which will decrease the patient compliance and adherence to treatment. Poor patient compliance and adherence to treatment is a major factor for poor BP control. Several studies have shown that patient compliance is inversely related to the number of drugs being administered. To overcome this problem, several dual and triple-drug, fixed-dose combinations with a RAS blocker, a CCB and a diuretic have been developed and marketed, which are easier to administer, and have been shown to increase patient compliance and adherence to treatment. In this concise review, the effectiveness and safety of the fixed-dose, triple-combination of the RAS blocker olmesartan medoxomil, the CCB amlodipine besylate and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, as well as other similar combinations for the treatment of hypertension, will be discussed. These drug combinations have been shown to be effective, safe and well tolerated by most patients.
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Animals treated with a combination of the two drugs had hemodynamics, heart weights and dimensions similar to the other treated animals. However, the combination of the two drugs suppressed ANP, BNP and other gene expressions related to contractile proteins of fetal type and collagens more effectively than ACE inhibitor or ARB alone.