amlodipine/olmesartan (Rx)

Brand and Other Names:Azor
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amlodipine/olmesartan

tablet

  • 5mg/20mg
  • 5mg/40mg
  • 10mg/20mg
  • 10mg/40mg

Hypertension

5 mg/20 mg PO qDay intially; may increasedose after 1-2 weeks; not to exceed 10 mg/40 mg

May be adminsitered concomitantly with other antihypertensive agents

Safety and efficacy not established

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            • aliskiren

              olmesartan decreases effects of aliskiren by Other (see comment). Contraindicated. Comment: Aliskiren use contraindicated with ARBs in patients with diabetes; avoid coadministration with ARBs if GFR. In patients who are elderly, volume-depleted (including those on diuretic therapy), or with compromised renal function, coadministration of ARBS with drugs that affect RAAS may increase the risk of renal impairment (including acute renal failure) and cause loss of antihypertensive effect. Monitor renal function periodically.

            • dantrolene

              dantrolene, amlodipine. Either increases toxicity of the other by Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Contraindicated. Rare incidence of cardiovascular collapse and marked hyperkalemia observed when coadministered; may be higher risk with nondihydropyridine calcium channel blockers.

            Serious - Use Alternative (27)

            • abametapir

              abametapir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. For 2 weeks after abametapir application, avoid taking drugs that are CYP3A4 substrates. If not feasible, avoid use of abametapir.

            • apalutamide

              apalutamide will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Coadministration of apalutamide, a strong CYP3A4 inducer, with drugs that are CYP3A4 substrates can result in lower exposure to these medications. Avoid or substitute another drug for these medications when possible. Evaluate for loss of therapeutic effect if medication must be coadministered. Adjust dose according to prescribing information if needed.

            • benazepril

              olmesartan, benazepril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • captopril

              olmesartan, captopril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • chloramphenicol

              chloramphenicol will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • chloroquine

              chloroquine will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • conivaptan

              conivaptan will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Calcium channel blockers with depressant effects on the sinus and AV nodes could potentiate dronedarone's effects on conduction. Give a low dose of calcium channel blockers initially and increase only ECG is reviewed and tolerated.

            • diltiazem

              diltiazem will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Concomitant use with amlodipine and diltiazem reported an a 60% increase in amlodipine AUC. Monitor increased effects and toxicities (eg, bradycardia, sinus arrest, decreased cardiac output) if amiodarone is concomitantly used with nondihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (ie, diltiazem).

            • enalapril

              olmesartan, enalapril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • enzalutamide

              enzalutamide will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • fexinidazole

              fexinidazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Fexinidazole inhibits CYP3A4. Coadministration may increase risk for adverse effects of CYP3A4 substrates.

            • fosinopril

              olmesartan, fosinopril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • idelalisib

              idelalisib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Idelalisib is a strong CYP3A inhibitor; avoid coadministration with sensitive CYP3A substrates

            • ivosidenib

              ivosidenib will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Avoid coadministration of sensitive CYP3A4 substrates with ivosidenib or replace with alternate therapies. If coadministration is unavoidable, monitor patients for loss of therapeutic effect of these drugs.

            • lisinopril

              olmesartan, lisinopril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • lithium

              olmesartan increases toxicity of lithium by decreasing renal clearance. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • lofexidine

              lofexidine, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Avoid coadministration with other drugs that decrease pulse or blood pressure to mitigate risk of excessive bradycardia and hypotension.

              lofexidine, olmesartan. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Avoid coadministration with other drugs that decrease pulse or blood pressure to mitigate risk of excessive bradycardia and hypotension.

            • lonafarnib

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of lonafarnib by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. If coadministration of lonafarnib (a sensitive CYP3A substrate) with weak CYP3A inhibitors is unavoidable, reduce to, or continue lonafarnib at starting dose. Closely monitor for arrhythmias and events (eg, syncope, heart palpitations) since lonafarnib effect on QT interval is unknown.

              lonafarnib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Avoid coadministration with sensitive CYP3A substrates. If coadministration unavoidable, monitor for adverse reactions and reduce CYP3A substrate dose in accordance with product labeling.

            • moexipril

              olmesartan, moexipril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • nifedipine

              nifedipine will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • perindopril

              olmesartan, perindopril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • potassium phosphates, IV

              olmesartan and potassium phosphates, IV both increase serum potassium. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug.

            • quinapril

              olmesartan, quinapril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • ramipril

              olmesartan, ramipril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • simvastatin

              amlodipine increases levels of simvastatin by Other (see comment). Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Comment: Benefits of combination therapy should be carefully weighed against the potential risks of combination. Potential for increased risk of myopathy/rhabdomyolysis. Limit simvastatin dose to no more than 20 mg/day when used concurrently.

            • trandolapril

              olmesartan, trandolapril. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Dual blockade of renin-angiotensin system increases risks of hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal impairment.

            • voxelotor

              voxelotor will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Avoid or Use Alternate Drug. Voxelotor increases systemic exposure of sensitive CYP3A4 substrates. Avoid coadministration with sensitive CYP3A4 substrates with a narrow therapeutic index. Consider dose reduction of the sensitive CYP3A4 substrate(s) if unable to avoid.

            Monitor Closely (238)

            • acebutolol

              acebutolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              olmesartan and acebutolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              acebutolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

            • aceclofenac

              olmesartan and aceclofenac both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • aldesleukin

              aldesleukin increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

            • acemetacin

              olmesartan and acemetacin both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • albiglutide

              olmesartan increases effects of albiglutide by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Angiotensin II receptor antagonists may enhance hypoglycemic effects of antidiabetic agents by improving insulin sensitivity. Monitor patients for changes in glycemic control.

            • aldesleukin

              aldesleukin increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

            • alfuzosin

              alfuzosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • amifostine

              amifostine, olmesartan. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Coadministration with blood pressure lowering agents may increase the risk and severity of hypotension associated with amifostine. When amifostine is used at chemotherapeutic doses, withhold blood pressure lowering medications for 24 hr prior to amifostine; if blood pressure lowering medication cannot be withheld, do not administer amifostine.

              amifostine, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Coadministration with blood pressure lowering agents may increase the risk and severity of hypotension associated with amifostine. When amifostine is used at chemotherapeutic doses, withhold blood pressure lowering medications for 24 hr prior to amifostine; if blood pressure lowering medication cannot be withheld, do not administer amifostine.

            • amiloride

              olmesartan and amiloride both increase serum potassium. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • asenapine

              asenapine and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • apalutamide

              apalutamide will decrease the level or effect of olmesartan by increasing elimination. Use Caution/Monitor. Apalutamide weakly induces OATP1B1 and may decrease systemic exposure of drugs that are OATP1B1 substrates.

            • aspirin

              olmesartan and aspirin both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              aspirin decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, aspirin. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • aspirin rectal

              olmesartan and aspirin rectal both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate

              aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan and aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              olmesartan, aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • atenolol

              atenolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

              atenolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

              olmesartan and atenolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • atogepant

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of atogepant by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • avanafil

              avanafil increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

            • avanafil

              avanafil increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

            • avapritinib

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of avapritinib by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • axitinib

              amlodipine increases levels of axitinib by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • belzutifan

              belzutifan will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. If unable to avoid coadministration of belzutifan with sensitive CYP3A4 substrates, consider increasing the sensitive CYP3A4 substrate dose in accordance with its prescribing information.

            • bendroflumethiazide

              olmesartan increases and bendroflumethiazide decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • betaxolol

              betaxolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

              olmesartan and betaxolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              betaxolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

            • bisoprolol

              bisoprolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

              olmesartan and bisoprolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              bisoprolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

            • bosentan

              bosentan will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Monitor for decreased effects of amlodipine (CYP3A4 substrate) if bosentan is initiated/dose increased. Also, monitor toxicities of amlodipine if bosentan is discontinued/dose decreased.

            • bretylium

              olmesartan, bretylium. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Each drug may cause hypotension.

            • bretylium

              amlodipine, bretylium. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Each drug may cause hypotension.

            • brimonidine

              brimonidine increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • bumetanide

              olmesartan increases and bumetanide decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • butabarbital

              butabarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • butalbital

              butalbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium acetate

              calcium acetate decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium carbonate

              calcium carbonate decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium chloride

              calcium chloride decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium citrate

              calcium citrate decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • calcium gluconate

              calcium gluconate decreases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • canagliflozin

              olmesartan and canagliflozin both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • carbamazepine

              carbamazepine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • carbenoxolone

              olmesartan increases and carbenoxolone decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • carbidopa

              carbidopa increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Therapy with carbidopa, given with or without levodopa or carbidopa-levodopa combination products, is started, dosage adjustment of the antihypertensive drug may be required.

            • carvedilol

              carvedilol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

              carvedilol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              olmesartan and carvedilol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • celecoxib

              olmesartan and celecoxib both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              celecoxib decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, celecoxib. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • celiprolol

              celiprolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

            • celiprolol

              olmesartan and celiprolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              celiprolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

            • cenobamate

              cenobamate will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Increase dose of CYP3A4 substrate, as needed, when coadministered with cenobamate.

            • chlorothiazide

              olmesartan increases and chlorothiazide decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • chlorthalidone

              olmesartan increases and chlorthalidone decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • choline magnesium trisalicylate

              olmesartan and choline magnesium trisalicylate both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              choline magnesium trisalicylate decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, choline magnesium trisalicylate. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • clarithromycin

              clarithromycin will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased effect of calcium channel blockers may lead to hypotension, edema, decreased HR, and acute kidney injury due to reduced renal blood flow

            • clevidipine

              amlodipine and clevidipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • cobicistat

              cobicistat will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • colesevelam

              colesevelam decreases levels of olmesartan by drug binding in GI tract. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant administration decreases levothyroxine absorption; however, absorption is not reduced when levothyroxine is administered 4 hr before colesevelam.

            • crizotinib

              crizotinib increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Dose reduction may be needed for coadministered drugs that are predominantly metabolized by CYP3A.

            • cyclopenthiazide

              olmesartan increases and cyclopenthiazide decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • cyclosporine

              cyclosporine will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              amlodipine increases levels of cyclosporine by unspecified interaction mechanism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. A prospective study in renal transplant recipients averaged a 40% increase in cyclosporine trough levels.

            • dabrafenib

              dabrafenib will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • dalteparin

              dalteparin increases toxicity of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Low molecular weight heparins may suppress adrenal aldosterone secretion, which can potentially cause hyperkalemia.

            • darunavir

              darunavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • deferasirox

              deferasirox will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • dichlorphenamide

              dichlorphenamide and amlodipine both decrease serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • diclofenac

              olmesartan and diclofenac both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              diclofenac decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, diclofenac. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • diflunisal

              olmesartan and diflunisal both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              diflunisal decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, diflunisal. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • digoxin

              olmesartan and digoxin both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • diltiazem

              amlodipine and diltiazem both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • dopexamine

              olmesartan increases and dopexamine decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • doxazosin

              doxazosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • dronedarone

              dronedarone will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Calcium channel blockers with depressant effects on the sinus and AV nodes could potentiate dronedarone's effects on conduction. Give a low dose of calcium channel blockers initially and increase only ECG is reviewed and tolerated.

            • drospirenone

              olmesartan and drospirenone both increase serum potassium. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • efavirenz

              efavirenz will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • elagolix

              elagolix will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Elagolix is a weak-to-moderate CYP3A4 inducer. Monitor CYP3A substrates if coadministered. Consider increasing CYP3A substrate dose if needed.

            • elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir DF

              elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir DF increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Cobicistat is a CYP3A4 inhibitor; contraindicated with CYP3A4 substrates for which elevated plasma concentrations are associated with serious and/or life-threatening events.

            • encorafenib

              encorafenib, amlodipine. affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Encorafenib both inhibits and induces CYP3A4 at clinically relevant plasma concentrations. Coadministration of encorafenib with sensitive CYP3A4 substrates may result in increased toxicity or decreased efficacy of these agents.

            • enoxaparin

              enoxaparin increases toxicity of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Low molecular weight heparins may suppress adrenal aldosterone secretion, which can potentially cause hyperkalemia.

            • eplerenone

              olmesartan, eplerenone. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hyperkalemia.

            • erythromycin base

              erythromycin base will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • erythromycin ethylsuccinate

              erythromycin ethylsuccinate will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • erythromycin lactobionate

              erythromycin lactobionate will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • erythromycin stearate

              erythromycin stearate will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • eslicarbazepine acetate

              eslicarbazepine acetate will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • esmolol

              esmolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

              esmolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

              olmesartan and esmolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ethacrynic acid

              olmesartan increases and ethacrynic acid decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • fedratinib

              fedratinib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Adjust dose of drugs that are CYP3A4 substrates as necessary.

            • etodolac

              olmesartan and etodolac both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              etodolac decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, etodolac. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • exenatide injectable solution

              olmesartan increases effects of exenatide injectable solution by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Angiotensin II receptor antagonists may enhance hypoglycemic effects of antidiabetic agents by improving insulin sensitivity. Monitor patients for changes in glycemic control.

            • exenatide injectable suspension

              olmesartan increases effects of exenatide injectable suspension by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Angiotensin II receptor antagonists may enhance hypoglycemic effects of antidiabetic agents by improving insulin sensitivity. Monitor patients for changes in glycemic control.

            • felodipine

              amlodipine and felodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • fenbufen

              olmesartan and fenbufen both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • fenoprofen

              olmesartan and fenoprofen both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              fenoprofen decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, fenoprofen. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • finerenone

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of finerenone by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Monitor serum potassium during initiation and dosage adjustment of either finererone or weak CYP3A4 inhibitors. Adjust finererone dosage as needed.

            • flibanserin

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of flibanserin by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased flibanserin adverse effects may occur if coadministered with multiple weak CYP3A4 inhibitors.

            • fluconazole

              fluconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • flurbiprofen

              olmesartan and flurbiprofen both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              flurbiprofen decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, flurbiprofen. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • fosamprenavir

              fosamprenavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • fosphenytoin

              fosphenytoin will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • fostemsavir

              fostemsavir will increase the level or effect of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Fostemsavir inhibits OATP1B1/3 transporter. If possible, avoid coadministration or modify dose of OATP1B1/3 substrates coadministered with fostemsavir.

            • furosemide

              olmesartan increases and furosemide decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • gentamicin

              olmesartan increases and gentamicin decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • glecaprevir/pibrentasvir

              glecaprevir/pibrentasvir will increase the level or effect of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Coadministration with glecaprevir/pibrentasvir may increase plasma concentration of drugs that are substrates of OATP1B1 or OATP1B3

            • griseofulvin

              griseofulvin will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • heparin

              heparin increases toxicity of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Low molecular weight heparins may suppress adrenal aldosterone secretion, which can potentially cause hyperkalemia.

            • hydrochlorothiazide

              olmesartan increases and hydrochlorothiazide decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ibuprofen

              olmesartan and ibuprofen both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              ibuprofen decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, ibuprofen. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • ibuprofen IV

              ibuprofen IV decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan and ibuprofen IV both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              olmesartan, ibuprofen IV. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • iloperidone

              iloperidone and amlodipine both increase additive vasodilation. Use Caution/Monitor. Calcium channel blockers with iloperidone may potentiate the hypotensive effects.

            • indapamide

              olmesartan increases and indapamide decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • indomethacin

              olmesartan and indomethacin both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              indomethacin decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, indomethacin. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • insulin aspart

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin aspart by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin degludec

              olmesartan, insulin degludec. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs decrease blood glucose.

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin degludec by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin degludec/insulin aspart

              olmesartan, insulin degludec/insulin aspart. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs decrease blood glucose.

            • insulin detemir

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin detemir by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin glargine

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin glargine by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin glulisine

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin glulisine by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin inhaled

              olmesartan, insulin inhaled. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs decrease blood glucose.

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin inhaled by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin isophane human/insulin regular human

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin isophane human/insulin regular human by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin lispro

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin lispro by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin NPH

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin NPH by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • insulin regular human

              olmesartan increases effects of insulin regular human by unspecified interaction mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Concomitant use of insulin and ARBs may require insulin dosage adjustment and increased glucose monitoring.

            • isavuconazonium sulfate

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of isavuconazonium sulfate by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • isradipine

              amlodipine and isradipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • istradefylline

              istradefylline will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Istradefylline 40 mg/day increased peak levels and AUC of CYP3A4 substrates in clinical trials. This effect was not observed with istradefylline 20 mg/day. Consider dose reduction of sensitive CYP3A4 substrates.

            • itraconazole

              itraconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by Other (see comment). Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. CCBs elicit negative inotropic effects which may be additive to those of itraconazole; additionally, itraconazole can inhibit the metabolism of calcium channel blockers. Monitor for adverse reactions. Concomitant drug dose reduction may be necessary.

            • ketoconazole

              ketoconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ketoprofen

              olmesartan and ketoprofen both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              ketoprofen decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, ketoprofen. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • ketorolac

              olmesartan and ketorolac both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              ketorolac decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, ketorolac. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • ketorolac intranasal

              olmesartan and ketorolac intranasal both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              ketorolac intranasal decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, ketorolac intranasal. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • labetalol

              labetalol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

              labetalol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              olmesartan and labetalol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • lemborexant

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of lemborexant by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Lower nightly dose of lemborexant recommended if coadministered with weak CYP3A4 inhibitors. See drug monograph for specific dosage modification.

            • letermovir

              letermovir increases levels of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Letermovir, an OATP1B1/3 inhibitor may increase plasma concentrations of coadministered OATP1B1/3 substrates.

            • lesinurad

              lesinurad decreases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • letermovir

              letermovir increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • levodopa

              levodopa increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Consider decreasing dosage of antihypertensive agent.

              levodopa increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Consider decreasing dosage of antihypertensive agent.

            • levoketoconazole

              levoketoconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • liraglutide

              olmesartan increases effects of liraglutide by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Angiotensin II receptor antagonists may enhance hypoglycemic effects of antidiabetic agents by improving insulin sensitivity. Monitor patients for changes in glycemic control.

            • lomitapide

              amlodipine increases levels of lomitapide by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Lomitapide dose should not exceed 30 mg/day.

            • lopinavir

              lopinavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • lorlatinib

              lorlatinib will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • lornoxicam

              olmesartan and lornoxicam both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • lurasidone

              lurasidone increases effects of amlodipine by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Potential for increased risk of hypotension with concurrent use. Monitor blood pressure and adjust dose of antihypertensive agent as needed.

              lurasidone increases effects of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Potential for increased risk of hypotension with concurrent use. Monitor blood pressure and adjust dose of antihypertensive agent as needed.

            • magnesium supplement

              magnesium supplement, amlodipine. Either increases toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Calcium channel blockers may increase toxic effects of magnesium; magnesium may increase hypotensive effects of calcium channel blockers.

            • maitake

              maitake increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • maraviroc

              maraviroc, olmesartan. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of orthostatic hypotension.

              maraviroc, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Increased risk of orthostatic hypotension.

            • meclofenamate

              meclofenamate decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan and meclofenamate both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              olmesartan, meclofenamate. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • mefloquine

              mefloquine increases levels of amlodipine by decreasing metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of arrhythmia.

            • mefenamic acid

              olmesartan and mefenamic acid both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              mefenamic acid decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, mefenamic acid. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • meloxicam

              olmesartan and meloxicam both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              meloxicam decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, meloxicam. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • metformin

              amlodipine decreases effects of metformin by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Patient should be closely observed for loss of blood glucose control; when drugs are withdrawn from a patient receiving metformin, patient should be observed closely for hypoglycemia.

            • methyclothiazide

              olmesartan increases and methyclothiazide decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor. .

            • methylphenidate

              methylphenidate will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Methylphenidate may diminish antihypertensive effects. Monitor BP.

              methylphenidate will decrease the level or effect of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor. Methylphenidate may diminish antihypertensive effects. Monitor BP.

            • metolazone

              olmesartan increases and metolazone decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • midazolam intranasal

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of midazolam intranasal by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Coadministration of mild CYP3A4 inhibitors with midazolam intranasal may cause higher midazolam systemic exposure, which may prolong sedation.

            • metoprolol

              olmesartan and metoprolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              metoprolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

            • mifepristone

              mifepristone will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • mitotane

              mitotane decreases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Mitotane is a strong inducer of cytochrome P-4503A4; monitor when coadministered with CYP3A4 substrates for possible dosage adjustments.

            • moxisylyte

              moxisylyte and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nabumetone

              olmesartan and nabumetone both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              nabumetone decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, nabumetone. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • nadolol

              nadolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

              nadolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              olmesartan and nadolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • naproxen

              olmesartan and naproxen both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              naproxen decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, naproxen. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • nebivolol

              nebivolol, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Both drugs lower blood pressure.

            • nebivolol

              olmesartan and nebivolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              nebivolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

            • nefazodone

              nefazodone will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • nevirapine

              nevirapine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nicardipine

              amlodipine and nicardipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nifedipine

              amlodipine and nifedipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nilotinib

              nilotinib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nirmatrelvir

              nirmatrelvir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Reduce amlodipine dose by 50% during coadministration and for 3 more days after the last nirmatrelvir/ritonavir dose.

            • nirmatrelvir/ritonavir

              nirmatrelvir/ritonavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Reduce amlodipine dose by 50% during coadministration and for 3 more days after the last nirmatrelvir/ritonavir dose.

            • nisoldipine

              amlodipine and nisoldipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • nitroglycerin rectal

              nitroglycerin rectal, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Marked orthostatic hypotension has been reported when calcium channel blockers and organic nitrates were used concomitantly. Observe for possible additive hypotensive effects during concomitant use. .

              nitroglycerin rectal, olmesartan. Either increases effects of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Observe for possible additive hypotensive effects during concomitant use. .

            • nitroglycerin sublingual

              amlodipine, nitroglycerin sublingual. Either increases toxicity of the other by additive vasodilation. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Marked orthostatic hypotension reported with concomitant use.

            • oxaprozin

              olmesartan and oxaprozin both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              oxaprozin decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, oxaprozin. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • nitroprusside sodium

              amlodipine increases effects of nitroprusside sodium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir & dasabuvir (DSC)

              ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir & dasabuvir (DSC) will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Decrease dose of calcium channel blocker; dose of amlodipine should be decreased by at least 50%; clinical monitoring of patients is recommended for edema and/or signs and symptoms of hypotension. if such events occur, consider further dose reduction of calcium channel blocker or switching to alternative to calcium channel blocker

              ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir & dasabuvir (DSC) will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by altering metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Decrease dose of calcium channel blocker; dose of amlodipine should be decreased by at least 50%; clinical monitoring of patients is recommended for edema and/or signs and symptoms of hypotension. if such events occur, consider further dose reduction of calcium channel blocker or switching to alternative to calcium channel blocker

            • parecoxib

              olmesartan and parecoxib both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • penbutolol

              penbutolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              olmesartan and penbutolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              penbutolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

            • pentobarbital

              pentobarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • pindolol

              olmesartan and pindolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              pindolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

            • phenobarbital

              phenobarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • phenoxybenzamine

              phenoxybenzamine and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • phentolamine

              phentolamine and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • phenytoin

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of phenytoin by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • pindolol

              pindolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • piroxicam

              olmesartan and piroxicam both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              piroxicam decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, piroxicam. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • posaconazole

              posaconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • potassium acid phosphate

              olmesartan and potassium acid phosphate both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • potassium chloride

              olmesartan and potassium chloride both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • potassium citrate

              olmesartan and potassium citrate both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • potassium citrate/citric acid

              olmesartan and potassium citrate/citric acid both increase serum potassium. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • potassium iodide

              potassium iodide and olmesartan both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor. Potassium salts may increase the hyperkalemic effects of ARBs; the effect may be the result of aldosterone suppression in patients receiving ARBs.

            • prazosin

              prazosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • primidone

              primidone will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • propranolol

              propranolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

              propranolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              olmesartan and propranolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ribociclib

              ribociclib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • sacubitril/valsartan

              olmesartan and sacubitril/valsartan both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • rifabutin

              rifabutin will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • rifampin

              rifampin will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • rifapentine

              rifapentine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • ritonavir

              ritonavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • rucaparib

              rucaparib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Adjust dosage of CYP3A4 substrates, if clinically indicated.

            • salicylates (non-asa)

              olmesartan and salicylates (non-asa) both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • salsalate

              olmesartan and salsalate both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              salsalate decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, salsalate. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • saquinavir

              saquinavir increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Potential for increased toxicity. .

            • silodosin

              silodosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • sodium sulfate/?magnesium sulfate/potassium chloride

              amlodipine, sodium sulfate/?magnesium sulfate/potassium chloride. Either increases effects of the other by unknown mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Monitor for hypotension or muscle weakness in patients receiving calcium channel blockers with elevated serum magnesium concentrations.

              sodium sulfate/?magnesium sulfate/potassium chloride increases toxicity of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration with medications that cause fluid and electrolyte abnormalities may increase the risk of adverse events of seizure, arrhythmias, and renal impairment.

            • sodium sulfate/potassium sulfate/magnesium sulfate

              sodium sulfate/potassium sulfate/magnesium sulfate increases toxicity of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Coadministration with medications that cause fluid and electrolyte abnormalities may increase the risk of adverse events of seizure, arrhythmias, and renal impairment.

              amlodipine, sodium sulfate/potassium sulfate/magnesium sulfate. Either increases effects of the other by unknown mechanism. Use Caution/Monitor. Monitor for hypotension or muscle weakness in patients receiving calcium channel blockers with elevated serum magnesium concentrations.

            • sofosbuvir/velpatasvir

              sofosbuvir/velpatasvir increases levels of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Velpatasvir inhibits OATP1B1, OATP1B3, and OATP2B1 transporters. .

            • St John's Wort

              St John's Wort will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • sotalol

              sotalol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • sotalol

              olmesartan and sotalol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              sotalol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

            • spironolactone

              olmesartan and spironolactone both increase serum potassium. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • stiripentol

              stiripentol, amlodipine. affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Stiripentol is a CYP3A4 inhibitor and inducer. Monitor CYP3A4 substrates coadministered with stiripentol for increased or decreased effects. CYP3A4 substrates may require dosage adjustment.

            • sulfasalazine

              olmesartan and sulfasalazine both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              sulfasalazine decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, sulfasalazine. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • sulindac

              olmesartan and sulindac both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              sulindac decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, sulindac. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • synthetic human angiotensin II

              olmesartan decreases effects of synthetic human angiotensin II by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • tacrolimus

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of tacrolimus by unspecified interaction mechanism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Adjust dose when appropriate.

            • tadalafil

              tadalafil increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

              tadalafil increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

            • tazemetostat

              tazemetostat will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              amlodipine will decrease the level or effect of tazemetostat by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • terbutaline

              olmesartan increases and terbutaline decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • tecovirimat

              tecovirimat will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Tecovirimat is a weak CYP3A4 inducer. Monitor sensitive CYP3A4 substrates for effectiveness if coadministered.

            • temsirolimus

              amlodipine increases toxicity of temsirolimus by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Combination of mTOR inhibitors with calcium channel blockers increases risk of angioedema.

            • terazosin

              terazosin and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • timolol

              timolol, olmesartan. Mechanism: pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of fetal compromise if given during pregnancy.

              timolol and amlodipine both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

              olmesartan and timolol both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • tinidazole

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of tinidazole by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • tizanidine

              tizanidine increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor. Risk of hypotension.

            • tipranavir

              tipranavir increases levels of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor. Potential for increased toxicity. Tipranavir is used with ritonavir (boosted therapy) which is a potent CYP3A4 inhibitor.

            • tolfenamic acid

              olmesartan and tolfenamic acid both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • tolmetin

              olmesartan and tolmetin both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              tolmetin decreases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic antagonism. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. NSAIDs decrease synthesis of vasodilating renal prostaglandins, and thus affect fluid homeostasis and may diminish antihypertensive effect.

              olmesartan, tolmetin. Either increases toxicity of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: May result in renal function deterioration, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

            • tolvaptan

              olmesartan and tolvaptan both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • torsemide

              olmesartan increases and torsemide decreases serum potassium. Effect of interaction is not clear, use caution. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • treprostinil

              treprostinil increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • triamterene

              olmesartan and triamterene both increase serum potassium. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely.

            • trimagnesium citrate anhydrous

              trimagnesium citrate anhydrous, amlodipine. Either increases effects of the other by Other (see comment). Use Caution/Monitor. Comment: Possible additive effect of magnesium and calcium channel blockers on reduction of ionic calcium may increase risk of hypotension or muscle weakness.

            • trimethoprim

              trimethoprim and olmesartan both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor. Trimethoprim decreases urinary potassium excretion. May cause hyperkalemia, particularly with high doses, renal insufficiency, or when combined with other drugs that cause hyperkalemia.

            • verapamil

              amlodipine and verapamil both increase anti-hypertensive channel blocking. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • voclosporin

              voclosporin and olmesartan both increase serum potassium. Use Caution/Monitor.

              voclosporin, olmesartan. Either increases toxicity of the other by nephrotoxicity and/or ototoxicity. Modify Therapy/Monitor Closely. Coadministration with drugs associated with nephrotoxicity may increase the risk for acute and/or chronic nephrotoxicity.

            • voriconazole

              voriconazole will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              voriconazole increases levels of amlodipine by decreasing metabolism. Use Caution/Monitor.

            • xipamide

              xipamide increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor.

              xipamide increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Use Caution/Monitor.

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            • agrimony

              agrimony increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              agrimony increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • amobarbital

              amobarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • cornsilk

              cornsilk increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • aprepitant

              aprepitant will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • armodafinil

              armodafinil will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • artemether/lumefantrine

              artemether/lumefantrine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • atazanavir

              atazanavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • atracurium

              amlodipine increases effects of atracurium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • brimonidine

              brimonidine increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • cisatracurium

              amlodipine increases effects of cisatracurium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • cornsilk

              cornsilk increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • dasatinib

              dasatinib will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • dexamethasone

              dexamethasone will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • DHEA, herbal

              DHEA, herbal will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • entecavir

              olmesartan, entecavir. Either increases effects of the other by decreasing renal clearance. Minor/Significance Unknown. Coadministration with drugs that reduce renal function or compete for active tubular secretion may increase serum concentrations of either entecavir or the coadministered drug.

            • etravirine

              etravirine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • fo-ti

              fo-ti increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • forskolin

              forskolin increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • grapefruit

              grapefruit will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • hydrocortisone

              hydrocortisone will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • incobotulinumtoxinA

              amlodipine increases effects of incobotulinumtoxinA by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • lithium

              amlodipine increases toxicity of lithium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Increased risk of neurotoxicity.

            • maitake

              maitake increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • metipranolol ophthalmic

              metipranolol ophthalmic increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • nelfinavir

              nelfinavir will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • noni juice

              olmesartan and noni juice both increase serum potassium. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • octacosanol

              octacosanol increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

              octacosanol increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • onabotulinumtoxinA

              amlodipine increases effects of onabotulinumtoxinA by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • reishi

              reishi increases effects of olmesartan by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • oxcarbazepine

              oxcarbazepine will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • pancuronium

              amlodipine increases effects of pancuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • porfimer

              amlodipine decreases levels of porfimer by unspecified interaction mechanism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • quinupristin/dalfopristin

              quinupristin/dalfopristin will increase the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • rapacuronium

              amlodipine increases effects of rapacuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • reishi

              reishi increases effects of amlodipine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • rocuronium

              amlodipine increases effects of rocuronium by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • rufinamide

              rufinamide will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • ruxolitinib

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of ruxolitinib by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • ruxolitinib topical

              amlodipine will increase the level or effect of ruxolitinib topical by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • secobarbital

              secobarbital will decrease the level or effect of amlodipine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. Minor/Significance Unknown.

            • shepherd's purse

              shepherd's purse, amlodipine. Other (see comment). Minor/Significance Unknown. Comment: Theoretically, shepherd's purse may interfere with BP control.

              shepherd's purse, olmesartan. Other (see comment). Minor/Significance Unknown. Comment: Theoretically, shepherd's purse may interfere with BP control.

            • succinylcholine

              amlodipine increases effects of succinylcholine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor/Significance Unknown. Ca Channel Blockers interfere w/Ach release from prejunctional axon.

            • voclosporin

              voclosporin will increase the level or effect of olmesartan by Other (see comment). Minor/Significance Unknown. Information suggests voclosporin (an OATP1B1 inhibitor) may increase in the concentration of OATP1B1 substrates is possible. Monitor for adverse reactions of OATP1B1 substrates when coadministered with voclosporin.

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            Adverse Effects

            >10%

            Peripheral edema (11%)

            Frequency Not Defined

            Palpitation

            Nocturia

            Urinary frequency

            Orthostatic hypotension

            Pruritus

            Rash

            Postmarketing Reports

            Acute renal failure

            Anaphylactic reactions

            Angioedema

            Diarrhea

            Hepatic enzyme elevations

            Jaundice

            Rhabdomyolysis

            Extrapyramidal disorder

            Increased blood creatinine levels

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            Warnings

            Black Box Warnings

            Discontinue as soon as possible when pregnancy is detected; affects renin-angiotensin system causing oligohydramnios, which may result in fetal injury and/or death

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity to olmesartan, amlodipine or other ingredients

            Pregnancy (2nd/3rd trimesters): Significant risk of fetal and neonatal morbidity & mortality

            Anuria

            Do not coadminister with aliskiren in patients with diabetes mellitus

            Also see individual monographs:

            • amlodipine
            • olmesartan

            Cautions

            Dual blockade of the renin angiotensin system with ARBs, ACE inhibitors, or aliskiren associated with increased risk for hypotension, hyperkalemia, and renal function changes (including acute renal failure) compared to monotherapy

            Increased angina and/or myocardial infarction reported with initiation or dosing titration of dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers

            Olmesartan may be associated with deterioration of renal function and/or increased in serum creatinine in patients with low renal blood flow

            Intestinal problems (ie, sprue-like enteropathy) reported with olmesartan; symptoms may include severe, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss

            Use caution in heart failure, severe aortic stenosis (amlodipine), hepatic impairment, renal artery stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

            Hypotension may occur in volume or salt depleted patients

            Titrate slowly when administering amlodipine to patients with severe hepatic impairment

            Severe, chronic diarrhea with substantial weight loss may occur with olmesartan therapy

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            Pregnancy

            Therapy can cause fetal harm in pregnant women; use of drugs that act on renin-angiotensin system during second and third trimesters of pregnancy reduces fetal renal function and increases fetal and neonatal morbidity and death

            Most epidemiologic studies examining fetal abnormalities after exposure to antihypertensive use in first trimester have not distinguished drugs affecting renin-angiotensin system from other antihypertensive agents

            When pregnancy is detected, discontinue therapy as soon as possible; consider alternative antihypertensive therapy during pregnancy

            Hypertension in pregnancy increases maternal risk for pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, premature delivery, and delivery complications (eg, need for cesarean section and post-partum hemorrhage); hypertension increases fetal risk for intrauterine growth restriction and intrauterine death; pregnant women with hypertension should be carefully monitored and managed accordingly.

            Oligohydramnios in pregnant women who use drugs affecting renin-angiotensin system in second and third trimesters of pregnancy can result in the following: reduced fetal renal function leading to anuria and renal failure, fetal lung hypoplasia, skeletal deformations, including skull hypoplasia, hypotension, and death

            Perform serial ultrasound examinations to assess intra-amniotic environment; fetal testing may be appropriate, based on week of gestation; patients and physicians should be aware, however, that oligohydramnios may not appear until after the fetus has sustained irreversible injury.

            Closely observe infants with histories of in utero exposure to olmesartan for hypotension, oliguria, and hyperkalemia; in neonates with a history of in utero exposure to olmesartan

            If oliguria or hypotension occur, utilize measures to maintain adequate blood pressure and renal perfusion; exchange transfusions or dialysis may be required as a means of reversing hypotension and supporting renal function

            Lactation

            There is limited information regarding the presence of drug in human milk, effects on breastfed infant, or on milk production; amlodipine is present in human milk; olmesartan is present in rat milk

            Because of potential for adverse effects on nursing infant, advise a nursing woman that breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment

            Pregnancy Categories

            A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA: Information not available.

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