Olmetec belongs to a group of medicines called angiotensin-II receptor antagonists. They lower blood
pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.
Olmetec is used for the treatment of high blood pressure (also known as ‘hypertension’). High blood
pressure can damage blood vessels in organs such as the heart, kidneys, brain and eyes. In some cases
this may lead to a heart attack, heart or kidney failure, stroke or blindness. Usually high blood pressure has
no symptoms. It is important to have your blood pressure checked to prevent damage occurring.
High blood pressure can be controlled with medicines such as Olmetec tablets. Your doctor has probably
also recommended that you make some changes in your lifestyle to help lower your blood pressure (for
example losing weight, giving up smoking, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink and reducing the
amount of salt in your diet). Your doctor may also have urged you to take regular exercise, such as walking
or swimming. It is important to follow this advice from your doctor.