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Tribenzor (olmesartan medoxomil / amlodipine / hydrochlorothiazide) tablets
Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Drug Interactions with Amlodipine
- Simvastatin: Co-administration of multiple doses of 10 mg of amlodipine with 80 mg simvastatin resulted in a 77% increase in exposure to simvastatin compared to simvastatin alone. Limit the dose of simvastatin in patients on amlodipine to 20 mg daily.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS): May lead to increased risk of renal impairment and loss of antihypertensive effect
- There are no trials of Tribenzor demonstrating reductions in cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension, but at least one pharmacologically similar drug has demonstrated such benefits.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Acute Myopia and Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma
- Hydrochlorothiazide, a sulfonamide, can cause an idiosyncratic reaction, resulting in acute transient myopia and acute angle-closure glaucoma. Symptoms include acute onset of decreased visual acuity or ocular pain and typically occur within hours to weeks of drug initiation. Untreated acute angle-closure glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss. The primary treatment is to discontinue hydrochlorothiazide as rapidly as possible. Prompt medical or surgical treatments may need to be considered if the intraocular pressure remains uncontrolled. Risk factors for developing acute angleclosure glaucoma may include a history of sulfonamide or penicillin allergy.
- anaphylactic reactions, peripheral edema, diarrhea
Drug Interactions with Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents including Selective Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors (COX-2 Inhibitors)
- In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, co-administration of NSAIDs, including selective COX-2 inhibitors, with angiotensin II receptor antagonists, including olmesartan, may result in deterioration of renal function, including possible acute renal failure. These effects are usually reversible. Monitor renal function periodically in patients receiving olmesartan and NSAID therapy.
- The antihypertensive effect of angiotensin II receptor antagonists, including olmesartan may be attenuated by NSAIDs including selective COX-2 inhibitors.
What are the possible side effects of Tribenzor?
- Eye problems. One of the medicines in Tribenzor can cause eye problems that may lead to vision loss. Symptoms of eye problems can happen within hours to weeks of starting Tribenzor. Tell your doctor right away if you have:
- decrease in vision
- eye pain