Olmetec elderly dose restriction lifted

The licence for Olmetec (olmesartan medoxomil) has been extended.

The licence now includes the use of 40mg daily in the elderly. Previously elderly patients were restricted to a maximum dose of 20mg due to a lack of available clinical data in this patient population.

If up-titration to the maximum dose of 40mg is required, blood pressure should be closely monitored.
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