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Olmesartán e Hidroclorotiazida

Aviso:

La siguiente importante información de seguridad, sobre ésta medicina, es proporcionada por el programa Alerta Médica (MedWatch) de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA). Esta información no está disponible en Español, pero la versión en Inglés de la Alerta Médica está incluida para su uso.

[Posted 06/24/2014] ISSUE: FDA has completed its safety review and has found no clear evidence of increased cardiovascular risks associated with use of the blood pressure medication olmesartan in diabetic patients (see previous alerts linked below). FDA believes the benefits of olmesartan in patients with high blood pressure continue to outweigh the potential risks.

BACKGROUND: FDA safety review was prompted by the results of the ROADMAP trial. The ROADMAP (Randomized Olmesartan and Diabetes Microalbuminuria Prevention) clinical trial examined the effects of olmesartan in patients with type 2 diabetes, to see whether olmesartan could delay kidney damage. There was an unexpected finding of increased risk of cardiovascular death in the olmesartan group compared to the group taking a placebo, or sugar pill. However, the risk of non-fatal heart attack was lower in the olmesartan-treated patients. To evaluate these findings, FDA reviewed additional studies, including a large study in Medicare patients.

RECOMMENDATION: Patients should not stop taking olmesartan or any blood pressure medication without first discussing it with their health care professional. Recommendations for use of olmesartan remain the same, but FDA will require information about some of the studies to be included in the drug labels. For more information visit the FDA website at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation and http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety.

Combinación de productos

Este producto contiene dos medicamentos, olmesartán y hidroclorotiazida. Por favor, consulte las monografías individuales para obtener información sobre cada uno de los medicamentos contenidos en este producto.

Marcas comerciales de producto combinados

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  • Benicar® HCT (contiene Hidroclorotiazida, Olmesartán)

Documento actualizado - 15/07/2014

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