What is this medication?
Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker, Antihypertensive
Azilsartan, Edarbi is indicated for treatment of hypertension.
“Alert: Black Box Warning
Avoid use in pregnancy. When pregnancy is detected, discontinue Azilsartan, Edarbi as soon as possible. Drugs that act directly on the renin-angiotensin system can cause injury and death to the developing fetus.”
How does this medication work?
Azilsartan, Edarbi is an angiotensin II receptor blocker that prevents angiotensin II, a vasoconstricting peptide that also promotes aldosterone release. Azilsartan, Edarbi thereby reduces blood pressure by inhibiting angiotensin II’s vasoconstrictor and aldosterone-secreting effects.
How should I take this medication?
Oral: 40mg to 80mg daily.
How to Take: Take with or without food.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Azilsartan, Edarbi make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take. Azilsartan, Edarbi has been reported to cause angioedema (especially following first dose), hyperkalemia and deterioration in renal function. Azilsartan, Edarbi should be used with caution in patients with aortic/mitral valve stenosis, renal artery stenosis and renal impairment.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Diarrhea, hypotension, dizziness, fatigue, orthostatic dizziness, nauseas, muscle spasm, cough.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Azilsartan, Edarbi only common ones.
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